Welcome to www.a-taste-of-france.com travel section.By continuing to use the site you agree to our cookies policy Privacy-policy

Return to Homepage

 Mortain

The centre of Mortain

FTC Disclosure: If you make a purchase via a link on this site, I may receive a small commission on the transaction - at no added cost to you. Thank you!

Mortain



Mortain Manche Normandy is located in the Manche department in Normandy. It was originally established as a fortified town in the Middle Ages and is today known for its medieval architecture and stunning countryside views. The ntown is right in the middle of Normandy Maine National park.We drove to the town from Avranches about 20 miles away

The main street into Mortain

Mortain manche Normandy

Mortain is built on the top of a rocky hillside with greats views.We came to the town to see the waterfalls there are two main one that flow down the side of the valley.You can park on the large car park in the middle of the town and walk down a wooded track to see the smaller waterfall.The large waterfall is just out of town you can park nearby. The town has a weekly market and a good selection of shops and cafes to walk round.

An old Chateau next to the car park

Mortain old chateau Manche Normandy

Old houses behind the car park

Mortain old house Manche Normandy

The History of Mortain

Mortain was first established in the 10th century by the Count of Mortain, a Norman nobleman. It became a strategic location for military defense, due to its strategic position and its natural fortifications provided by the surrounding hills. The town was destroyed during the Hundred Years' War, but was rebuilt in the 15th century and its fortifications restored. By the 19th century, it had become an important industrial and trading center.

Places to Visit in Mortain

Mortain is home to a number of impressive medieval buildings, including the 11th-century Church of Saint-Pierre and the impressive Château de Mortain, which was built in the 12th century. Other historic sites include the Porte de la Ville and the Tour de Guet, which are both remnants of the town's medieval fortifications.

Nearby Attractions

Mortain is just a short drive away from some of Normandy's most beautiful attractions. The stunning Mont Saint-Michel is located just 25 miles away, and the D-Day beaches are less than an hour's drive away. The Jardins de Brocéliande, a magical garden inspired by Arthurian legend, is also nearby. The region is also known for its delicious cuisine; be sure to sample the local delicacies such as andouillettes and Calvados.


One of the many cafes in Mortain

Mortain cafe Manche Normandy

Town centre

Mortain centre Manche Normandy

Mortain Manche Normandy

The view from the car park down the valley

Mortain view Manche Normandy

google street map the main street


More Info and photos of Granville

Places to visit in France


The Chateau Chambord in the Loir et Cher region


 Chateau Chambord

Chateau de Chambord is an enchanting destination nestled in the heart of the Loir et Cher region in France.

This architectural masterpiece, known for its distinctive French Renaissance architecture, is one of the most recognizable chateaus globally. Its iconic facade has fascinated tourists and history enthusiasts for centuries.

Our page on the Chateau Chambord

Keep Up To Date, With Most Recent Pages

A Creamy onion soup recipe

rl-1.jpg

A Creamy onion soup recipe how to make

Continue reading "A Creamy onion soup recipe"

A French country pate recipe

rl-1.jpg

A French country pate recipe

Continue reading "A French country pate recipe"

Chicken vol-au-vent for your party buffet

rl-1.jpg

Chicken vol-au-vent for your party buffet how to make

Continue reading "Chicken vol-au-vent for your party buffet"

Celery soup recipe

rl-1.jpg

Celery soup recipe how to make

Continue reading "Celery soup recipe"

Cheese souffle a French recipe

rl-1.jpg

Cheese souffle a French recipe how to make

Continue reading "Cheese souffle a French recipe"

Property for sale Nougein, Marcillac-la-Croisille, Correze, Limousin.

The Gite and chalet

We are selling a small house, large gite, wooden chalet, very large stable and 21.600m2 land. If you are happy living in a city, you do like the stress

Continue reading "Property for sale Nougein, Marcillac-la-Croisille, Correze, Limousin."

2 bed house holiday rental Mirepoix Ariege

Fully furnished 2 bed house for rent With outside space and lovely views 4kms outside Mirepoix, a medieval town with market and lots of visitor attractions/restaurants

Continue reading "2 bed house holiday rental Mirepoix Ariege"

B&B for sale Rohan 56580 Morbihan Brittany France

Morbihan Department Brittany France 56580 Village ROHAN 5 Bedroom house currently ran as a B and B / Chambre D'hotes. 3 bathrooms. 210.000euros Central

Continue reading "B&B for sale Rohan 56580 Morbihan Brittany France "

HOUSE FOR SALE IN BRITTANY FRANCE

The property is ideal for someone who wants to be self sufficient or just to relax! Detached House, no near neighbours, on a plot size 4700sq.metres,

Continue reading "HOUSE FOR SALE IN BRITTANY FRANCE"

Gratin Dauphinois a simple recipe

rl-1.jpg

Gratin Dauphinois a simple recipe to make

Continue reading "Gratin Dauphinois a simple recipe"

House for sale in a charming typical hamlet in the heart of the Parc naturel régional du Haut Languedoc

the terrace

Typical stone country house dating from 17th century, down a beautiful private lane. Sold entirely furnished, with your own private 50square meters closed

Continue reading "House for sale in a charming typical hamlet in the heart of the Parc naturel régional du Haut Languedoc"

The old town of Aix en Provence,photos and guide,accommodation

The old town of Aix en Provence photos and travel guide.Hotel and cottages for your holiday

Continue reading "The old town of Aix en Provence,photos and guide,accommodation"

Gite business for sale in Bouin 79110

For sale business opportunity in the heart of France Due to the retirement of the current owner this amazing property is currently on the market. La

Continue reading "Gite business for sale in Bouin 79110"

Vrasville,photos and guide Normandy France

vrasville-1.jpg

Vrasville France visit to the village in Normandy near Cherbourg. See the photos and video of our visit and travel info.

Continue reading "Vrasville,photos and guide Normandy France"

Bar/restaurant for sale Persac Nouvelle-Aquitaine

This is an exceptional and extraordinary business opportunity Which could let you start a new life in FRANCE with a guaranteed income! In a beautiful,

Continue reading "Bar/restaurant for sale Persac Nouvelle-Aquitaine "

House + 2 large gites near to the tourist hotspot of Sarlat in the Dordogne S W France

Are you wanting to move to France and buy a year round holiday and long stay property rental business. We are selling our well established operation

Continue reading "House + 2 large gites near to the tourist hotspot of Sarlat in the Dordogne S W France"

Le Guilvinec,photos and guide to the town in Brittany

le-guilvinec-003.jpg

Le Guilvinec our travel guide and photos of our visit to the seaside Port on the coast in Brittany France.Hotel and cottage accommodation for your holiday in Brittany

Continue reading "Le Guilvinec,photos and guide to the town in Brittany"

For sale 3 bedroom cottage Mansle Charente

Artists Dream

Artists Dream, Come Live That Life You’ve Always Wanted Pretty 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Cottage Photogenic Garden With River Views Outside Kitchen Garden

Continue reading "For sale 3 bedroom cottage Mansle Charente"

Rouen A must see city in Normandy

Rouen

Rouen a city in normandy

Continue reading "Rouen A must see city in Normandy"

The port of Villefranche-sur-mer,photo and guide of the town

villefranche-sur-mer-003.jpg

The port of Villefranche-sur-mer photos and travel guide.Hotel and cottage accommodeion for your holidays

Continue reading "The port of Villefranche-sur-mer,photo and guide of the town"

House for sale Auvergne, Allier

House for sale €315,000 Village house close to all amenities, bakery, pharmacy, hairdressers, presse - tabac, primary & secondary schools, post office

Continue reading "House for sale Auvergne, Allier"

Photos Courseulles sur mer,pictures taken of visit to Courseulles France

courseulles-sur-mer-003.jpg

Photos Courseulles sur mer Normandy France pictures taken during a visit to the town.Hotel and gite accomodation for your holiday

Continue reading "Photos Courseulles sur mer,pictures taken of visit to Courseulles France"

Caravan plots in Nouvion-le-vineux Picardy

A true heaven of peace. Location: Nouvion-le-vineux 02860. Picardy. A wonderful nature which invites you to serenity and joy and where you may stay in

Continue reading "Caravan plots in Nouvion-le-vineux Picardy "

For sale 3 bedroom house Blandouet, Mayenne, France

Front of house

Solidly built delightful 15th century village house, Originally part of a 'logis/fortresse' in a quiet, friendly village in the Pays de la Loire. The

Continue reading "For sale 3 bedroom house Blandouet, Mayenne, France "

Ardres Christmas Market,photos and guide,our visit to the old tow

christmas-market-ardres-004.jpg

Ardres Christmas market in the the main shopping street see our photos and travel guide.Hotels and cottage accommodation in Northern France

Continue reading "Ardres Christmas Market,photos and guide,our visit to the old tow"

Boulogne sur mer Christmas market,photos and guide,Place Godefroy de Boullon

boulogne-xmas-003.jpg

Boulogne sur mer Christmas market in Place Godefroy de Boullon on the second weekend in December see our Travel guide and photos,Hotels and cottage accommodation

Continue reading "Boulogne sur mer Christmas market,photos and guide,Place Godefroy de Boullon"

Manoir close to Saint Emilion

CONTACT FOR HOLIDAY RENTALS: ALEKS (aleksandraldhahir@outlook.com) Experience French elegance at the stunning 'Le Grand Manoir d'Aleksandr' set in a quiet

Continue reading "Manoir close to Saint Emilion"

Calais Christmas Market,photos and guide

calais christmas market

Calais Christmas market just off the main shopping street photos and travel guide.Hotel and cottage accommodation in Calais

Continue reading "Calais Christmas Market,photos and guide"

  1. Home Page
  2. ›
  3. Normandy index
Mortain Normandy


The cheapest way to Normandy at the moment



Custom Search

France Property sales and rentals

Advertise your French Property here A full page ad and 4 photos there is no charge for this service.The site is seen in 170 countries and as 2,000 visitors a day







Mortain sign to the waterfall

Mortain sign

Mortain Bread shop

Mortain bread shop

Mortain Street

Mortain street

Villedieu les Poeles market

Villedieu les Poeles market

A village you must visit not far from Mortain

Shuttered House Touques

Touques France

St Pair sur mer

St Pair sur mer Normandy

Granville

Granville Normandy

Honfleur

honfleur

Keep up to date

[?] Subscribe To This Site

XML RSS
follow us in feedly
Add to My Yahoo!

Admin stuff

top of the page

A-taste-of-france.com Copyright © 2006 - 2024 All rights reserved