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Coutances

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Coutances is a town on the Cotentin Peninsula of Lower Normandy, south of Cherbourg.

The town has existed since Roman times, functioning mainly as a market town for the surrounding agricultural area.

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Get in[edit]

Roads connect the town to other places on the peninsula: Cherbourg to the north, Saint-Lô to the east, Granville and Avranches to the south. Cherbourg has ferries from the UK and Ireland. From Avranches, roads go west to Saint-Malo and beyond or south to Rennes and beyond.

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See[edit]

Notre Dame cathedral, Coutances

There is a fine Norman cathedral.

Do[edit]

There is an annual jazz festival in the spring (normally the 1st week of Ascension).

Buy[edit]

  • 1 E.Leclerc (Supermarket), 9027 Ave de la Division Leclerc, 50200 Coutances, +33 233 76 63 63. M-Th 09:00-19:30, F 09:00-20:00, Sa 09:00-19:15. To the N of the town

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Sleep[edit]

  • 1 Municipal Les Vignettes, +33 233 45 43 13. Municipal camp site. Office times vary (from official published times). Open all year round.

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