Barfleur was the Anglo-Norman Kingdom’s leading port in the Middle Ages and is still a big yachting and fishing port today. Its grey granite houses jut out over the Channel under the watchful eye of the semaphore and Gatteville lighthouse.

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Information : Cotentin Tourist Office - Tel : +33 (0)2 33 54 02 48

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Must-sees and must-dos

  • Church of Saint Nicolas,
  • The garden of Les Augustins
  • The birthplace of Julie Postel who founded the Sisters of St Marie Madeleine Postel
  • The lifeboat centre
  • Guided tour of the village


  • By the Waterside : The Channel
  • Gastronomy : "Blondes de Barfleur" mussels, fish and shellfish off the boats.