Steeped in history
The surrounding area
Domfront is a jewel. Surprisingly, neither over- populated, over-stated, nor over-touristy for a medieval town of such significant historical importance. This, in essence, is Domfront’s true delight and gift.
Every two years in the first weekend of August (odd numbered years), Domfront embraces its Medieval roots by holding a two-day festival transforming the town and castle keep grounds back to the 11th Century. Highlights include the market, the entertainments and medieval feast. The crown of the festival’s revelries is the live jousting contest, costumed and staged in the original castle arena.
UNESCO World Heritage site Mont St Michel is but a stones throw away (45 minutes), and Brittany’s Dinan and St Malo, with their delightful and ancient ‘Intra muros’ and seafood delicacies are also well worth a visit.
An idyllic setting with wonderful views
Alençon of lace-makingfame, birthplace of St Thérése of Lisieux and the WWII Normandy Beaches are all reached within 90 minutes.
Normandy in every season is both breathtaking and alluring. Once you have been, it will keep drawing you back again and again to uncover its rich history and regional delights. Visit Anglo Info Normandy for more information about the region, events and activities on offer.
Your most direct ferry crossing from the UK commences at Portsmouth (the speed-ferry service runs from March to October). Here are the links for booking your ferry to France: Brittany Ferries, LD Lines, P&O Ferries, Euro Tunnel
There’s a choice of French ports: Caen/Ouistreham (90 minutes by car to house), Cherbourg (2 hours by car), St. Malo (2 hours by car) or Le Havre (2.5- 3 hours by car), with superb roads and lovely scenery through the Normandy countryside. Le joli pré is 45 minutes east of Mont St Michel.