The Manche departement is in the Normandie region
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The Manche is also the French name for the English Channel. This department is almost a peninsular and points to the North-West below England.
The departement played a very important strategic role during the second World War, with the Axis making a strong hold of the important port of Cherbourg.
The small and very famous historic island of Mont Saint-Michel, accessible via a unique road.
The islands of Jersey and Guernsey are only a few miles to the west.
Towns and cities
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Character holiday cottages to rent on the Cotentin Peninsula. Rent a beautiful cottage on our lovingly restored farm in Normandy.
5 June 1944 : paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions launch the attack on Sainte-Mère-Eglise, Utah beach. D-Day landings begin.