Location & Activities

Haras du Ry offers a wide variety of activities to make your holiday that extra bit special, as well as being in a prime location to discover La Manche and Calvados - their beautiful landscapes to their varied history. Indulge in the local culture, history and cuisine!
Activities at Haras du RyNormandy Attractions

Cotentin Natural Park, Carentan-les-Marais


Activities at Haras du Ry

Board Games

There is always something you can do on a rainy day or get your family together to have a great time.

Haras du Ry offers a wide variety of board games for you to play at your leisure. Choose from family favourites such as Monopoly and Snakes and Ladders, cards, Cluedo and much more!

To order, visit during office hours to choose your favourite!
Please return to the office by the end of your stay or swap at anytime.

Fishing and boating

Fishing is fun…fish in our lake for Roach and Rudd.  We can provide rods and reels to borrow and children’s life jackets are available from the office during business hours. Take the boats out for a row and drop a line! you might be surprised what you catch!.. eat your heart out.

….And for those lucky ones who find love is in the air, just drift gracefully across the lake and glide through water lilies and lotus flowers – or take out a bottle of champagne to create a romantic moment.

Bikes, Scooters and Skateboards

A range of adult and children’s bikes, scooters, skateboards are available to use during your stay… of course you can also bring your own!

Ride around the farm tracks, gardens and gite roadways…..or maybe explore the local lane ways with a picnic lunch on a sunny day.

Please advise us ahead of your stay if you will need to use our bikes  to avoid disappointment if they are already taken.

Stable Tours

Visit the grand-prix stables of international showjumper Amy Graham. Amy is from Australia and has represented her country at World Championships, Nations Cups and numerous international competitions. She is a successful young horse and showjumping rider trainer. See the action behind the scenes of stable life in a high level competition yard. You can learn about rehabilitation, training, nutrition, and young horse development.

Please arrange your personal tour at the office or pre book before you arrive.

Marais Walks

Visit the 70 hectares of farm and marshland, protected by the Natural Parks Commission that surrounds Haras du Ry.

We are home to a plethora of fauna and flora, native to Cotentin-la-baie. It is wonderful to see native birds in their natural environment – a photographers delight.

Ask us to see the farm in action. Perhaps it is the season for hay making, or simply watching the horses and foals graze freely on the open fields.

Relax in the Garden

Take a stroll through the expansive gardens where a surprise awaits around every corner. Seasonal foliage creates a dramatic backdrop for any special occasion creating reflections that dance across the lake.
Oaks, willows and maples majestically stand on evergreen lawns surrounding the lake where frogs leap from lily pad to lotus leaves amongst the reeds.
Clipped tapestry hedging and formal Buxus give form and function to garden rooms of Hydrangeas’, Viburnum, Abelia and Mexican orange blossom where mystical fragrances drift through the open air tantalising the senses.

Picnic Baskets

Want to venture out into our ornamental gardens or natural wild marais for a romantic (or family) picnic?

Ask us to provide a picnic basket full of goodies with you to make your adventure that extra bit memorable.

Please contact the office to order your choice of delectible pastries, fresh seasonal fruits and cheeses or a hearty sandwich or pie from our selected menu. (subject to availability)

Bird Watching and Photography

The Marais is home to a range of marshland songbirds and waders, from Siskins to Storks, Redpolls to Cuckoos. Grab your binoculars and start ticking off your marshland list!

A photographers dream is to capture that special moment. Arrange a group of budding enthusiasts to explore the natural beauty of Normandy. Use Haras du Ry as your home base to rest your head at night…dreaming of your next adventure!

Normandy Attractions

Market Days

Carentan-les-Marais – Monday
Grandcamp Maisy – Saturday
Saint Lô -Thursday
Coutances – Thursday
Bayeux – Wednesday
Granville – Saturday 


Calvados & Cider Tasting

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Being in the heart of Rural Normandy, we are lucky to have local distilleries close by, specialising in the Normandy delicacies of Cider and Calvados – Normandy’s native apple brandy.
Learn about the appearance, the nose and the palate as well as how to view, smell, and savour calvados. Sip like a true calvados connoisseur! 


The Best Tourist Sites

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Be amazed by the incredible range of tourism attractions close by. From Culturual sites such as Le Mont Saint Michel to historical sites such as Point du Hoc.

Normandy Tourism
Cotentin Tourism


Medieval History

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Discover feudal France by visiting medieval monuments such as Le Mont Saint Michel, the Bayeux tapestry and Caen!

Le Mont Saint Michel 130km
Bayeux 35km
Caen 75km
Barfleur 50km


D-Day: Second World War History

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Carentan is the central point for the D-Day landings, explore the history of the sea offensive and air offensive from the surrounding museums, cemeteries and experiences, as well as visiting the beaches where it all happened.

Distance to the D-day Beaches:
Utah 22km
Omaha 35km
Gold 69km
Juno 73km
Sword 90km


Beautiful Normandy Beaches

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The beaches in Normandy may be famous for their war history, however they also some of the most beautiful beaches in Northern Europe.

Grandcamp Maisy 24km
Quettehou 40km
Pirou 50km
Barneville 50km


Parks and Gardens

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Indulge yourself in the incredible manicured gardens here in Normandy. See how Monet was inspired for his famous works, and how he has inspired the region to create gardens of fine art.

Giverny Monet’s Garden 234km
Christian Dior’s Garden 70km
Etretat 220km
Jardins Botaniques de Coutances 40km

Of course you can enjoy the gardens at Haras du Ry to your hearts content.

Theme Parks, Water Sports, Outdoor Pursuits

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Find the perfect adrenaline rush for you, from theme parks to windsurfing,

Parc Festyland 55km
Raptor Park 48km
Brettville Sail Center 50km
Forest Adventure 38km


Zoos and Animal Attractions

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Champrepus Zoo 70km
Jurques Safari Zoo 83km
Le Roc des Curiosités Musée & Aquarium 35km
La Cité de la mer Cherbourg 75km


Nature Walks

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Explore the local countryside in style, immerse yourself in the landscape by joining a walking tour or plan your own route!


Book your stay now!

Book your holiday now or ask us a question with the form below.

+33 (0) 9 67 20 94 70


Email Amy

(English, French)

Email Emmanuel

Jemma- Administration
(English, French)
+33(0)96720947  harasdury4@gmail.com

Events Co-ordinator
(English, French)

Email Jean

(English, French, Portugese)


Office Hours Monday - Friday
8h00-12h00 14h00-17h00

Haras Du Ry – Ferme de la Gancellerie, 50500, Brévands, FR
TVA: FR75797575925
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Haras Du Ry

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