The cottage is one of five gites on the Les Patis estate set in eight acres of private gardens. Located in the heart of the Pays d’Auge, lower Normandy, the area is renowned for its rolling hills, half-timbered houses and gentle way of life. The area is also steeped in history and tradition. From the atrocities of WWII, to its famous gastronomic products of cheese and cider, to the many stud farms that surround the area.
Activities at Les Patis include a large and heated communal swimming pool with an outdoor hot tub for adults, a tennis court with basketball ring, table-tennis and bicycles to explore the local area. Fishing on our own private lake will yield large and healthy carp, tench and roach; no license is required. Additionally, guests can take a stroll within the grounds taking in the natural beauty or enjoy a leisurely picnic by the River Vie that borders Les Patis.
The pretty town of Vimoutiers is less than one mile away that has an array of shops and restaurants including a small supermarket. Twice a week the town holds a traditional market were you can sample the delicious local produce. The small village of Camembert, the birthplace of the famous Camembert cheese, is just two miles away and the Graindorge cheese dairy at Livarot is less than six miles. Vimoutiers also boasts to having one of the last remaining Tiger I tanks in France from WWII and the Mont-Ormel memorial, dedicated to the servicemen who gave their lives during the Battle of Falaise, is just a 10 minute drive away. Furthermore, just a 30 minute drive from Les Patis is the birthplace of William the Conqueror at the Chateau de Falaise and the French National Stud, Haras national du Pin.
Further a field, the Normandy Beaches of the historical D-Day landings, including other WWII sites, are an easy drive from here. Bayeux with its magnificent hand worked tapestry, majestic Cathedral and many restaurants, is less than one hour away and the charming fishing port of Honfleur, surrounded by first class seafood restaurants, is also very close.
Yet, there is plenty to do without even leaving the grounds of Les Patis; the choice is yours. Come and enjoy, relax and unwind in the lovely 'garden of France'.