Self-catering in Normandy, France

Self-catering in Normandy accommodation for your next family holiday

Normandy is a wonderful choice for those looking to stay in one of our French holiday rentals, with its mild climate, seaside scenery, fantastic culture and cuisine as well as heaps of local history. Discover this impressive region when you rent one of NOVASOL's gites, villas or holiday cottages in Normandy and discover a multi-faceted paradise that still retains its authentic French charm - making it the ideal self-catering destination for just about any age or type of holiday maker. The region is also easily accessible not just by plane and train but also by ferry via the neighbouring region of Brittany. Browse our range of holiday lettings and find the right self-catering in Normandy accommodation to suit your needs.


Exciting French culture to discover from your Normandy accommodation

France is home to a very rich culture, intertwined with its history of settlers from near and far and Normandy is a great example. Use your French holiday homes to explore an incredible cuisine, a melting-pot of languages, traditional architecture and a myriad of inspired art, music and literature. Perhaps you will choose to stay in an authentic Norman cottage, built with local stone and timber to get the full experience! During your stay in our range of Normandy accommodation you will also find that some parts of Normandy are filled with modern and cutting edge design, contrasting to the old traditional houses. Visit galleries, explore the coastline or while away a few hours with a leisurely lunch in an authentic eatery, enjoying some traditional local specialties.

Best places to visit from your Normandy accommodation

Your chosen French holiday home or Normandy accommodation is the gateway to some of the most beautiful and interesting cities, towns and villages in France. Get lost in medieval history in the attractive town of Bayeux on the Aure River, discover why colourful Honfleur was a muse for Claude Monet’s paintings or dive into the markets in Calvados – a veritable treasure trove for fresh produce, fashion and antiques. If you enjoy architecture, check out the Gothic churches of Rouen, and if a charming seaside retreat sounds ideal, Deauville has everything you could want. NOVASOL have French holiday rentals all over the region, so simply browse our extensive listings of Normandy accommodation to find the match for you.

Gites in Normandy - Castles, monasteries and fortresses

Most of our gîtes to rent in Normandy and other options for Normandy accommodation are located in the west near the Cherbourg peninsula, where lush green landscapes, small beautiful villages and clusters of houses will be just some of the memories you take away from your holidays. Normandy played a crucial role during World War II, and there are traces of the turbulent but fascinating history everywhere. Enjoy scenery by our coastal cottages whilst delving into the significant past on beachheads such as Omaha Beach – where the D-Day landing took place. The region is also filled with wonderful castles, huge monasteries, grand fortresses and manor-houses across the region. Be sure to visit one of the best attractions in France during your stay - the craggy island of Mont-Saint-Michel with its imposing Gothic Abbey.

What to eat in Normandy - French Holiday Homes

Normandy, like many other regions in France has a proud gastronomic heritage, boasting sweet apples, fresh seafood, rich and flavoursome poultry dishes, dreamy cheese and even the best butter and milk you have ever tasted. Enjoy this smorgasbord of exciting tastes at one of Normandy’s excellent restaurants, or pick up some fresh ingredients from local agricultural suppliers at markets and make your own traditional French cuisine. Be sure not to miss out on local specialties of meadow-grazed lamb, scallops in white wine and rice pudding. Wind down your evening at your French country cottages with a glass of Calvados, grown in Normandy’s beautiful orchards.

Beautiful scenery in Normandy

During your stay in your chosen Normandy accommodation beautiful and peaceful surroundings. Normandy ticks these boxes, providing verdant lowlands with grazing Norman cattle, undulating hills with plentiful apple trees, placid beaches, charming villages and fantastic fairytale castles. Relax and enjoy the view from your French holiday villas, or venture out and explore the true magic of Normandy. Whether you would like to take a long walk through the abundant countryside, have an impromptu fishing trip on Normandy’s gleaming rivers, or admire the flora and fauna on a forest holiday, you are bound to be bewitched by this captivating landscape.

Enjoy the climate on a beach holiday in our Normandy accommodation

The northern region of France has a gentle climate and wonderful sandy beaches that beckon you in for a relaxing swim or sunbathing session on your summer holiday in France. Rainfall is more frequent in Upper Normandy, although this creates beautifully verdant pastures, whereas inland the weather is drier and the seasons are distinct. It is arguable that some of the best beaches in France can be found in Cabourg, Trouville and Deauville near our equally attractive villas and gites to rent in Normandy. Choose your ideal self-catering holiday home and enjoy the scenery come rain or shine in this magical part of France.

Service – Why NOVASOL?

NOVASOL’s French villas and gites to rent in Normandy are available on the coast where you can find stunning beaches and wonderful rocky bays, and in the countryside – brimming with rural charm. You can book our holiday homes all year-round, day or night. Browse through our variety of French holiday homes and be enchanted by our range – from quirky cottages to vibrant villas and affordable apartments. With almost half a century’s experience, NOVASOL have the experience to provide you with the ideal base for your self-catering holiday experience. Local offices and a dedicated customer services team are there to ensure your self-catering holiday in France is perfect.