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Local Gems

There is so much to do and see in the region.
This is just a handful of our favorite spots, producers, and concepts to embrace the local life in Normandy



Find here our favorite places that ensure a unique experience every time: delicious food, friendly service, and enchanting surroundings.

Our Afterwork favorites

bar de l’Anguille
10 minutes away from the Chateau by car.

Imagine a cute little wooden cabin, right on the canal, with amazing sunsets on the water, cheese/charcuterie boards and local drinks… this could be your new HQ after a day of hard work at Château!

La Potiniere
30 minutes away from the Chateau by car. 

this restaurant / bar is on the beach of La Potinière in Barneville-Carteret; not only you can enjoy a nice day at the beach, sunbathing and swimming in the clear blue sea, but you can also work from the restaurant as they provide some shadow and WiFi!

Repere (des pirates)
30 minutes away from the Chateau by car. 

This cute bar near the sea is a perfect place to chill around a drink and some tapas while observing the tides, comfortably installed in the cozy chairs.

The best restaurants around

Creperie Chez Jeanne
10 minutes away from the Chateau by car.

Delicious buckwheat galettes (a specialty from Normandy!) and sweet crêpes with amazing service. There everything is homemade and they work with local producers to provide the best quality. They can also improvise vegan galettes on demand 🙂

Biscuit de Sainte-Mere
10 minutes away from the chateau by car. 

Discover their know-how and all their ranges of biscuits and craft cakes. From the famous Biscuit of Sainte-Mère Eglise to cookies, to meringues and crispies, there’s something for every taste and every gourmet! They are also a restaurant for lunch and dinner.

Le Petit Nor’Cat
10 minutes away

Local and seasonal menu, friendly vibe and a couple of passionate chefs, the perfect mix. This little gem is a favorite!
Will you dare to order their “surprise” menu?


Les Ecuries
10 minutes away

Hidden in the cutest courtyard, you’ll find traditional recipes including a great veggie bruschetta, the classic “Choucroute de la mer”, amazing oysters and fish of the day. I’m winter, pick a table next to the chimney and enjoy the garden in Summer.

L’auberge de l’Ouve
10 minutes away

Fresh and small menu with local products. Combine it with a canoe ride on the river.
Not many vg options but they can adapt

Chez Som
20 minutes away from the chateau by car. 

In the cute town of Valognes you’ll find Chez Som, a vietnamese restaurant where everything is made with love – they also have vegan options if needed!

La ferme des Mielles
30 minutes away

Very cute and authentic farm house offering pizzas, apéro boards and tapas.


Le Bac a Sable
30 minutes away from the chateau by car. 

if you want to eat one of the best moules-frites (mussels and french fries) of your life (yes yes, of your life!) you have to try this place! Not only do they serve delicious and fresh food, but the staff is adorable and the location amazing, just behind a beautiful beach with beautiful sunsets.


30 minutes away from the chateau by car.

This former train station is now a great food truck place. If you crave for a fresh beer, good wine, local kombucha, but also asian food, vegan delicacies, crepes or even lobster rolls, this place is for you! They also have a pétanque area, a table football on site and nice DJ sets.

Les Volets Roses
40 minutes away from the chateau by car. 

this cute tea house will make you enter in a fairy tale while exploring Bayeux! The owner makes delicious pastries and offers a huge selection of teas from all over the World.


Club Dinette
40 minutes away from the chateau by car.

Eating better while having fun is the project of Club Dinette. Both a bar, a place that hosts a variety of events, and a restaurant, Club Dinette always makes a point of improving its eco-responsible practices (organic, local, fair trade, reasoned waste management…).


Huitres du Pere Gus
50 minutes away from the chateau by car.

Les Huîtres du Père Gus were created by “GUS” at the beginning of the 1980s in Normandy, in the Manche department at Agon-Coutainville. Today it is Jean Rouvière, his son, who is in charge of the production! A nice place to try the local seafood before discovering the area.


Auberge des Grottes
1 h away from the chateau by car. 

This nice restaurant/terrace facing the sea is a good place to have a fresh drink/snack after a hike. They also offer ice creams made by a farm nearby and it’s a good restaurant for lunch and dinner.


Au P’tit Crabe de Goury
1 h away from the chateau by car. 

This restaurant serves sea food, fish and local meat at a fair price in a convivial atmosphere. It’s a nice stop while having a day trip in the area.


Ciao Bella
In Carentan (about 10 min away by car)

Really good pizzas and nice service.

L’escale des sense
In Carentan (about 10 min away by car) 

A new menu every month based on local and seasonal products.

Local Producers

If you want to enjoy local fruits, vegetables or meat around Château, support the local producers and embrace the countryside life and fresh ingredients, it’s for you!


Farmers ‘ market
10 minutes away from Château by car

Every Thursday until 1pm is the farmer’s market on the main square of the town. We recommend to go to the cute organic stand, held by a passionate woman that will take the time to explain everything about each item she sells.


10 minutes away from Château by car

If you’re looking for a fresh baguette, delicious croissants, homemade pastries or a sandwich for lunch, there are two bakeries nearby; turn right when you leave Château and drive either 5mn to the first bakery, or 10mn to the second one in Sainte-Mère-Église.


Ferme du moulin de marais
11 minutes away from Château by car

Pork, beef, veal, chicken from the region directly from the farm. You can place an order online and go to pick it at the farm.

Cidrerie Théo Cappelle
20 minutes away

Get your dose of local cider and calvados and indulge yourself in a guided tour to discover the fabrication process and Normandy’s favorite drink secrets!
Of course tasting is included.

Jambon de Lessay
27 minutes away from Château by car

Since 2010, they make smoked ham from Normandy. They have a shop on site selling charcuterie, smoked ham, discovery boxes of their products and even cider from a producer nearby.

Ordering food & drinks online

To have a taste of the talented normands, delivered directly at the castle!


Akal food

French Spirulina, natural and ecological & organic antioxidant and energy drinks with spirulina.

Meuh Cola & Co

The Coke made in Normandy and artisanal!



Honey producers from Caen – we can order their honey from the area online and they deliver directly at home.


Lou Kombucha

Kombucha 100% natural and organic with no sugar, made here by a couple; convinced of the effects of the Moon on living beings, they brew their kombuchas according to its different phases.


Madame Green

Healthy and original products inspired by living foods. Carole & Pascal are a couple of artisan-creators settled in Normandy since 2016.


Je suis piquante

they cultivate and offer for sale handicraft products made with local nettle (soaps, infusions, seasonings, cosmetics, toasts…)



To order all your basics (pasta, rice, flours..) with 0 plastic packaging and consigned bottles



We do our best work when we have taken the time to treat ourselves first!


0 minutes from the castle: We have a hairdresser who can come to the castle for a cut and/or a massage!



As a producer and harvester of aromatic and medicinal plants, Cosmhana offers a range of natural products from its own cultivation and harvesting: herbal teas, condiments, herbal broths, botanical cosmetics, soaps… They use permaculture to grow their certified organic plants.


Les savons d’Orely

Maîtres-Artisans, local soaps and solid cosmetics. After creating each of their recipes, they select all the ingredients to obtain an optimal blend that allows them to offer us a quality product. Each soap is cut by hand, which makes them unique.


Le Boudoir des filles
10 minutes away from the chateau by car

Not only are they super sweet but they provide an excellent service, from massage to facials to nail polish, with natural products.

Le salon d’Helene
10 minutes away from the chateau by car

This cute hairdresser will welcome you with a very professional and joyful team, listening your needs and with a very fair price. Bonus: they provide great head massages!

Rose des sables
25 minutes away from the chateau by car
A really nice spa offering sauna, massage, manucure…