On yer bike! It’s time for the Tour de Normandie

It’s not quite time for the Tour de France, so why not warm up with the Tour of Normandy?  It’s a 1131km race (created in 1939) that will end in Caen. Here we pick four podium-worthy properties you might see along the route…

Best for beach views? This is a two-bedroom apartment in excellent condition overlooking the sea, at Barneville-Carteret, just minutes away from shops, restaurants and ferry port to Jersey.

This one wins for traditional charm. A beautiful four-bedroom house, sitting on a good plot of land, in Menerval an hour from Dieppe. What’s more it has been reduced in price…

It’s hard to think of Normandy without apples, or indeed Calvados. In the home of the popular Norman tipple, this is a wonderful three-bedroom postcard-pretty thatched cottage.

Just 45 km from Deauville, this is a wonderful detached thatched cottage in Thiberville offering five bedrooms sitting in a beautiful setting. Could be an English village if it wasn’t so affordable…

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