Percy was the birthplace of Cardinal Georges Grente, Archbishop of Le Mans and a member of "l’Académie française". The town is linked to the important English Percy family who were descendants of the Dukes of Northumberland.
The surrounding countryside and the tow path along the nearby River Vire are perfect for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. The river itself is great for a spot of canoeing !
Le Chefresne’s nearest beaches are just 25 minutes away on the west coast of the Cotentin peninsula. Also close by are Mont-Saint-Michel, Bayeux and the Normandy landing beaches. A little further down this coast are the Bay of Mont St Michel with its beautiful abbey. The Abbaye of Hambye, another of the many historic abbeys in Normandy, is just 15 minutes from Le Chefresne along the River Sienne.
The area offers lots of things to see, including :
Mont Robin (276m - the second highest point of La Manche) ;
forest with marked forest walks ;
valley of the River Sienne.
by Ferry (Cherbourg, Caen, Le Havre, St Malo)
by Train (Paris - Villedieu-les-Poêles : 302 km/3 h)
by Plane (Caen, Dinard)
|Calais ||412.1 km ||4 h|
|Cherbourg ||97.6 km ||1-2 h|
|Caen ||67.9 km ||46 min|
|Le Havre ||159.5 km ||2 h|
|St Malo ||91.6 km ||59 min|
|Villedieu-les-Poêles || 5.1 km || 4 min|
|Dinard ||98.8 km ||1 h |