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Routes-des-caps

Discover Normandy’s hidden gem

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Routes-des-caps
  • France, Europe
  • 104 km
  • 3 hr

The undiscovered Cotentin peninsula comprises magnificent panoramas of the ocean and forgotten Normandian villages. This route provides many opportunities to park the car and explore the scenic surroundings by foot.

Routes-des-caps, as the name reveals, encompasses a road trip from cape to cape. Start your trip in Cherbourg and head for Cap de la Hague before checking out Goury’s glorious lighthouse that marks Raz Blanchard: one of Europe’s strongest tidal currents. The highest chalk cliff (128 m.) of France is located in Nez Jobourg and will present a magnificent vista of the Channel Islands. On top of the cliffs it is easy to gaze off into the distance and feel like you have reached the end of the world. Different historic beach hikes depart from here should you want to stretch your legs. Up for a swim? You will pass plenty of beaches before hitting Cap Carteret, the final destination of this trip.

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