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March 2020

The Dancing Club

March 23, 2020

Join us for our monthly Country Dancing session. We meet in the Church hall, at the English Church, Gratot. Cost is €3 for members of the Association and €4 for non-members. For further information, please, contact us by email. (French or English)

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Visit Utah Beach Museum

March 27, 2020

Dear Member ! Enjoy an unusually varied day with us, history, delicious food and some goodies along the way. This visit provides the opportunity to learn about the events of the D-Day landings at Utah Beach in 1944 and to become acquainted with some of the history of St Mère-Eglise and its local attractions which are within a short walking distance of the restaurant. Use the morning hours to discover on your own some points of interest in the small…

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June 2020

June walk 2020

June 23, 2020

Our first walk of 2020 is on Tuesday 23 June at Montmartin sur Mer Plage. Voted in 2019 by readers of The Guardian as one of the top 5 beaches in France and one of the top 40 in the world. Starting with views out to sea, we head through the fields towards La Pointe de Montmartin, with views over to Régneville and its chateau. We return along the beach, looking across to Pointe d’Agon and the vast seascape. Afterwards…

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July 2020

July walk 2020

July 27, 2020

Our final walk of this rather unusual season is on Monday 27 July. It is at Gouville sur Mer, and we plan a picnic lunch on the beach. High tide is at lunchtime if anyone fancies a swim. Meet at 10.30 at Gouville Plage. The car park is accessed from the D650 Route Touristique, turning left at the Gouville roundabout if heading from the south, right if coming from the north. We will gather next to the SNSM lifeguard post.…

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August 2020

Picnic and Minigolf

August 27, 2020

Dear Member, on Thursday August 27th you have the opportunity to enjoy a picnic and afterwards have fun together playing mini golf. All in the open air! The Program is as follows. 12.30 Meet in the car park of Green Mini Golf. Then we have the opportunity to enjoy a picnic lunch. 2 pm we will start our game/s of mini golf. Cost: € 4,50 The wearing of a mask is compulsory on the mini golf course! Practical Informations The…

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September Walk

August 28, 2020

Our first walk of the autumn is on Wednesday 30 September. It's an easy walk exploring the open heathland and forests between Lessay and Périers, giving long distance views over the woods and towards the Lac des Bruyères. It is entirely either on tracks or through woods, and therefore ideal for dogs. Please let us now by Tuesday 29 September if you want to take part and send your name via email.

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September 2020

Visit to Vauville

September 26, 2020

A day outside in the fresh air. Let’s discover a man-made botanical wonder in the north of La Manche. In 1948, there was a big meadow here. From this large meadow, the Pellerin family created a subtropical paradise over 3 generations of gardeners, the Botanical Gardens of Vauville. The Garden of 5 hectares, which is listed as a French Historical monument and “Jardin Remarquable” since 2004, has more than 1000 species of plants from the Southern hemisphere. They have been…

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October 2020

Annual General Meeting

October 9, 2020

The Annual General Meeting of the Association will take place on Friday 9 October 2020 in La Salle Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly on the ground floor of Les Unelles in Coutances commencing at 10.30 am. Should you wish to attend please contact us at

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Guided tour of Coutances

October 16, 2020

Most of us will have visited Coutances from time to time for shopping, to have a meal or a snack in one of its restaurants or cafes, visit the cinema or the theatre, go to the jazz festival or attend a course at Les Unelles. For the size of the city, home to 8,501 people in 2017 and, remarkably, as many as 8,507 over 200 years ago in 1800, Coutances offers a surprisingly wide range of activities particularly in the…

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November 2020

November walk

November 9, 2020

Cause of the Covid-19 lockdown the event is postponed!! The next Anglophone walk is on Monday 9 November, at Orval. The walk begins with extensive views over Hyenville and Quettreville, then descends to the River Sienne. There are glimpses of the Manoir and le Pont Neuf. We then return to the village along pretty green lanes. There is some road walking on the first section of the walk, but the road is very quiet. We then plan to have lunch…

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