Life at the Château in Winter
Winter at Château Coliving invites a unique atmosphere.
Between the crackling of the wood fire, turning into an island, and the calm of nature, all the conditions are met to be productive, but also to fully enjoy the coliving life and the region!
The Cotentin and its end-of-the-world feeling enchant us and we hope that this part of France will charm the colivers just as much. On weekends, we organise activities at the Château and propose day trips, so that everyone can soak up the beauty of the places that surround us.
Here are some of the activities that punctuate our weeks during the winter at the Château:
WINE AND CIDER TASTING
To embrace the local culture, awaken our taste buds and have a good time, we regularly organise wine tastings directly at Château Coliving with our wine and cider makers partners. There are also several orchards and cider mills close to us that offer tours and cider tastings.
CLIMBING AND BOULDERING IN CAEN
Accessible by car or train, the beautiful city of Caen is pleasant to visit with its lively streets and art and history museums. We also go there for its climbing gym in the middle of the city, which always promises great moments of physical effort and fun!
TEA TIME IN BAYEUX
Bayeux is the famous city of tapestry, and its museum is known worldwide. After a stroll to (re)discover this medieval town, we like to meet at Les Volets Roses, the tea room opposite the impressive Bayeux cathedral.
Credits: Volets Roses
A HISTORICAL ESCAPE GAME
Château Coliving is located near Utah Beach, one of the D-Day beaches. The area is still imbued with the Second world war historical D-Day, and one way to learn more is to take part in a D-Day Escape Game in Carentan.
A STOPOVER IN CHERBOURG
Whether it is for the famous Cité de la Mer, for its good addresses or to visit the city, Cherbourg is a great day out.
HIKING ON THE DOUANIERS TRAIL
Winter is also a good time to go hiking and discover all the landscapes of the Channel! The colours of the sea and nature are magnified by the winter light, and the fresh air invigorates the body as you walk; this part of France is still wild and feels like the end of the world. We particularly like to walk on the GR® 223, around the bay of Ecalgrain, Port Racine, the Nez de Jobourg or the Cap de Carteret.
Credits: Xavier Lachenaud
TAKING OFF IN PORT-BAIL
A natural harbour and a peaceful village, Port-Bail offers tilted microlight flights to gain height and admire the coast in a unique way.
DEAUVILLE, HONFLEUR AND ETRETAT
If in summer these places are besieged by tourists, winter offers us the opportunity to taste the sweetness of local life. We start the day with a stroll along the promenade des Planches in Deauville, we stop to visit Honfleur, its centre painted by the impressionist painters, its peaceful port at this time of year and its gourmet addresses, then we marvel at the white and blue of the cliffs of Étretat which run into the English Channel / La Manche.
Credits: Nicolas Savignat
On the beaches, sand yachting can be practised all year round and in winter, the winds are often favourable to enjoy the pleasures of gliding all year round.
Credits: Corentin Marzin
CROSSING THE BAY OF MONT SAINT-MICHEL
A timeless adventure! In winter, there are far fewer walkers and the bay of Mont Saint-Michel is almost deserted. An experience not to be missed if you are in Château Coliving during this season.
Credits: Xavier Lachenaud
RELAX BY THE SEA
An hour’s drive from Château is Donville-les-Bains, a seaside town with a thalassotherapy centre that can welcome you for a day of pampering and self-care in its spa or through treatments.
Winter in Normandy is also the high season for oysters and scallops, which can be tasted everywhere. Visits to oyster beds and scallop cooking workshops are also offered by local producers. Every Thursday, we also go to the farmer’s market in Sainte-Mère-Église to stock up on fresh, local produce.
THE GRANVILLE CARNIVAL
For 5 days, from 17 to 21 February 2023, Granville will host its traditional carnival, which welcomes more than 100,000 visitors every year. An event not to be missed, with concerts, cavalcades and local atmosphere!
Credits: David Daguier