The surrounding area and attractions
The Carriage House is in the perfect location to explore historic D-Day landing beaches and museums, the best of medieval Normandy and fine dining experiences.You can also enjoy tours and tastings at the many producers of the regional specialities including Camembert and Calvados!
Far-reaching landscapes, vast beaches and national nature reserves provide a wonderful space for horse-riding, cycling, golf and many other outdoor activities.
Below are just the highlights of what this area has to offer. In addition there are chateaus, the city of Caen, the town of Saint Lo and further along the coast the stylish resort of Deauville and the beautiful Honfleur (which also has a designer outlet shopping centre adjacent to it). The list is endless, with places to visit to suit all tastes.
Le Molay Littry
Our home of Le Molay Littry is a community of just over 3,000 people, with a charming town centre equipped with excellent local amenities. We have 3 boulangeries, a boucherie, épicurie, newsagent, pharmacy, 2 florists, tabac, and Super U; a very good supermarket with fresh fish delivered every day from Port en Bessin, local produce and everything else you will need for your stay. It also has a garage supplying petrol at competitive rates, which are reduced on a Friday and Saturday.
There are 2 cafes and a restaurant in the town centre all serving traditonal good quality local cuisine, as well as two museums.
Every Thursday morning you can enjoy the experience of a lively traditional French market.
Places of Interest
Le Molay Littry is ideally situated to visit the famous D Day landing beaches, our closest being Omaha and Utah, with Juno, Gold and Sword, along with Pegasus Bridge all less than an hour drive away. The area is packed with D Day museums, on route to and adjacent to all the beaches.
Chateau de Balleroy
The next village to Le Molay Littry is Balleroy, home to the magnificent Chateau de Balleroy, which has tours of the house in English and French, a balloon museum and tearoom.
The historic city of Bayeux is just a 20-minute drive away, where you can visit the famous Bayeux Tapestry, magnificent cathedral, as well as the Commonwealth War Grave British Cemetary, where both British and some German fallen heroes are buried. This a beautiful and peaceful place to remember those who “for our tomorrow, gave their today”. Opposite the Cemetary is The Museum of the Battle of Normandy.
This medieval city was saved from damage from the aftermath of the D Day landings, has some examples of wonderful medieval architecture. It is full of shops, restaurants, cafes and the Museum of Art and History Baron Gerard; which displays many local works of art, sculpture and crafts; as well as a large market every Saturday morning.
Mont St Michel
Private Battlefield Tours
Owner Gary is passionate about military history, especially that of Operation Overlord, and is only too happy to share his knowledge with you. He can also provide private Battlefield Tours tailored for you, at a competitive rate, dependant on your requirements.
Le Moulin de Marcy (Le Molay Littry)
Le Musée de la Mine (Le Molay Littry)
The Cerisy Fôret is a national nature reserve managed by l’Office National de Fôrets, spanning 2,127 hectares (5,256 acres). Crossed by numerous rivers and trails, it is an ideal place to enjoy mountain biking, running, walking and looking out for deer, wild boar, red squirrels, a variety of species of birds and flora and fauna.
If you enjoy horse riding, we can arrange hacks with our friends and neighbours, the Haras des Louveaux, as well as rides on Omaha Beach (except July and August).
Golfers can enjoy a round at the Omaha Beach Golf Club, which has 2 courses overlooking the fishing village of Port en Bessin Huppain, that has a Sunday morning market well worth a visit, is only a 23-minute drive away.
Para gliding is available at Vervielle sur Mer, again less than 30 minutes’ drive away.