Sourced from Wikivoyage. Text is available under the CC-by-SA 3.0 license.Coutances is a town on the Cotentin Peninsula of Lower Normandy, south of Cherbourg.
The town has existed since Roman times, functioning mainly as a market town for the surrounding agricultural area.
Roads connect the town to other places on the peninsula: Cherbourg to the north, Saint-Lô to the east, Granville and Avranches to the south. Cherbourg has ferries from the UK and Ireland. From Avranches, roads go west to Saint-Malo and beyond or south to Rennes and beyond.
There is a fine Norman cathedral.
There is an annual jazz festival in the spring (normally the 1st week of Ascension).
phone: +33 233 76 63 63address: 9027 Ave de la Division Leclerc, 50200 CoutancesTo the N of the town
Municipal Les Vignettesphone: +33 233 45 43 13Municipal camp site. Office times vary (from official published times). Open all year round.