Nearby Brécey, 5 mins drive/30 mins walk, has small shops, bakers, supermarket, restaurant, bank, garage and petrol station.
Friday is Market day for buying local produce, fish, vegetables and Normandy cheeses. |
Avranches, the nearest large town (20 mins drive), has many shops, restaurants, museums,
famous botanical gardens & leisure park.
Near Saint Pois, about 10 mins drive away, is the Moulin de Jean a superb gourmet restaurant within a beautifully restored water mill which offers great value and service. In Brécey try the restaurant Auberge des Sports which serves homely French fare.
Avranches, about 20 mins by car, offers a range of restaurants including La Belle Epoque for good food
in an interesting setting; Saint Marco for good food in nice surroundings; and
Le Port D'Etain, a friendly little place with good French fare.
Places of Interest
The historic Mont St Michel is 40 mins by car. Mortain, 35 mins drive has superb walks by two waterfalls, pony-trekking, go-karting and the Abbaye Blanche (White Abbey).
Normandy's beautiful sandy beaches are 30-40 mins by car. Bayeux with the famous tapestries is an hour's drive. The D-Day landing beaches are a short drive from there. One hour from Caen or St Malo, Brécey is on the intersection of the D911 and D999, between Avranches and Villedieu.
There are golf courses close to Granville and Vire which are both 40-50 mins by car.
Trains to Paris run from Villedieu which also has a Zoo nearby.
Mortain - Also nearby at Bellefountain is the 'village enchante' for children.
Fishing - on the way into Avranches look out for the sign on the right to les Etangs du Val de See,
where there are fishing ponds. Their web site is: www.etange-valdesee.com
Villedieu les Pooles is just 20 minutes away and has copper workshops and copper goods to see and buy.
Le Mont Saint Michel - www.monum.fr
Ducey chateau - www.ducey-tourisme.com
Bayeaux and D Day beaches - www.bessin-tourisme.com