Trois Centimes is a bungalow of the traditional style of the region, situated on the outskirts of the town of Bricquebec on the Contentin peninsula, about 20 km south of Cherbourg. Bricquebec is a small French market town of medieval origins and boasts 2 chateaux, one of which is open to the public, the other is in private hands. As a family, we have been holidaying in this area for 40+ years and had the cottage built for our own use 35 years ago. The cottage itself is welcoming and set back off the road. It has a recently refitted kitchen, secluded garden with barbecue, off road parking and is within easy walking distance of the local supermarket and town with all its facilities. The town's open air market takes place on Mondays and is an ideal opportunity to sample the sights and smells of this traditional event.
The Cotentin peninsula is very rural and agricultural, well known for its dairy produce and particularly for its cheese, cider and Calvados. Its coastline provides many types of seafood and shellfish; most noteably Crabs and Lobsters. The local Cistercian Monastery founded in 1824 produces a variety of meat and cheese produce which can be purchased either at the Abbey shop or in local outlets and there are several cider and Calvados producers nearby.
To make the most of the pleasant weather, there are many good beaches all around the coast which range from high cliffs in the northwest to long sandy beaches at the base of the Peninsula. The nearest beach is about 10 mins by car. There are also small, picturesque fishing ports which are well worth exploring.
Gastronomically, there are excellent restaurants throughout the area all with exciting menu choices at excellent value.
For History 'buffs' there is plenty to explore, from the Viking origins of the town, through the Medieval period to the DDay beaches of the Second World War.
We offer flexible booking dates without having to book Saturday to Saturday which enables holiday makers to take advantage of better priced sailings. There is a cycle route on the old railway line for those interested in exploring the area by bicycle (you'll need to bring your own).
Our Low Season is 7 Jan to 28 Feb and 1 Nov to 31 Nov 22
Mid Season is 1 Mar to 31 May and 1 Sept to 31 Oct 22
High Season is 1 June to 31 Aug 22