The Presbytery Gardens : A delightful succession of gardens, they are bordering a 14th century fortified presbytery, the church and castle of the ancient Lord's Manor, and finally open up on the amazing landscape of the Douve marsh:
Monastery garden, Marie's garden, vineyard (which is used nowadays again for Cotentin wine), kitchen garden, priest's garden, and numerous varieties of hydrangeas, rhododendrons, camellias and roses, all along the walk...
An amazing garden in even more amazing surroundings, the historical site of an ancient Roman road, that leads to a peaceful marsh, a former inlet that used to separate the Cotentin from the rest of the peninsula - all this in a bocage countryside and less than 30 car minutes from a variety of seascapes, from large sand beaches to dramatical cliffs.
Created in : 2004
Surface : 2 hectares
- Opening 2020 :
Open from May 1st to to November 11th from 9,30 am to 12,30 (last access at 11,30) or by appointment.
- Visits :
Guided visits with previous booking , Duration of a guided visit : 1h à 1h15, Minimal number of persons for a guided visit : 20 .
Access partially adapted for disabled persons.
Help with organization of stays or Cotentin tours, please contact us via telephone or email.
- Charges :
10€ per person, 5€ for children under 12 (the Presbytery gardens + Castle Park)
Group discounts depending on the size of the group, contact us.
- Services :
Bed and Breakfast, Seminars, Receptions, Congresses, Lectures, Theatre perfomances, Marriage photos, Shooting of films, Boule-playground, Wi-Fi Access, Practical training courses , Dog not admitted, Carpark arranged.
Info leaflets and tour plans.
- Access :
Near Ste Mère Eglise (12km), road from Ste Mère Eglise to St Sauveur le Vicomte, 600 m past Pont l'Abbé, then take the road to the church of Etienville.
N13: from Paris, exit Chef du Pont/Pont l'abbé, from Cherbourg exit Valognes-Coutances and direction Pont l'abbé. Train stations Carentan or Valognes.
GPS (Lat x Long) : 49.376652000, -1.434649000