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logo monuments historiques3Manor Donville only French building “bauge” has to be protected by the historical monuments is a remarkable remains entirely decorated with period furniture. It was owned by important aristocratic families of North Cotentin including that of the current owner Franck Feuardent. This property with the chapel whose written records date back to the XI century was significantly modified in 1778 ie at the beginning of the reign of Louis XVI. Since she has witnessed very important events in the history of Normandy (Hundred Years War, war with the Protestants, French Revolution …) In June 1944, a few days after the landing, the mansion requisitioned by the SS for into a command post was at the center of the famous battle of bloody Gulch, “the bloody ravine” .

Franck Feuardent invites you to relive the history of the Manor of Donville through interactive guided tours.

Donville's manor guided tour

Throughout the year, the Memorial of Bloody Gulch and Manor Donville offer guided tours on two themes to choose from: the History of the manor and the chapel from the Middle Ages. The Battle of Bloody Gulch and Hill 30 (interactive tour). event-and the themes of reconstruction performances are offered each year..

Testimonials civilians

On this site , the moving testimonies of the inhabitants of the Region. What they experienced and felt during the clashes which caused so many victims in all camps …

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Bloody Gulch Reconstitution Camp

An exceptional event

Every year, the Mémorial Museum organizes an exceptional event at the Manoir de Donville: the rebuilding camp of the Battle of Bloody Gulch. Lots of entertainment, dinner show, night under US tent.