Sainte Marie du Mont is a typical Normandy village with a couple of bakeries, a butchers, a grocery store, a couple of shops selling sea food, and several restaurants/ snack bars.
Close by, the Omaha beach museum is dedicated to the extraordinary men who landed on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day and displays many objects, stories and a moving documentary.
The coastline here is home to a wide variety of natural wildlife – the Réserve de Beauguillot ornithological reserve is one of the premier havens for wild birds in the region; and from the beaches you will see many fishermen (and amateurs!) fishing for cockles and mussels.
Local markets include: Sainte Mère Eglise (Thursday), Carentan (Monday all day), Isigny-sur-Mer (Wednesday & Saturday), and Grandcamp-Maisy (Sunday).
There is local access to the E46/ N13 – giving you easy access to explore further afield.
FURTHER AFIELD (DRIVING TIMES):
- Point du Hoc & Grandcamp Maisy – 20 minutes
- Bayeux – 30 minutes
- Cherbourg (incl. ferry port) – 30 minutes
- St Lo – 45 minutes
- Coutances – 45 minutes
- American Cemetery at Coleville sur Mer – 45 minutes
- Avarranches (mulberry harbour, museum) – 45 minutes
- Mont St Michel – 45 minutes
- Caen (incl. ferry port) – 50 minutes
- Le Havre (incl. ferry port) – 1.5 hours
- Honfleur – 2 hours
- Paris – 3 hours