This year will be the 31st festival of Jazz in Coutances on the west coast of La Manche about 15 minutes from Maison Mielles (which has availability up until 16th May) and 30 minutes from Gîtes Lily & Poppy, (which both have availability up until 20th May).
The festival lasts for a week and has a throughly international line up, and lots of street visuals too. It is always a good opportunity to have a drink in the street and see what is going on. Coutances itself is a very bustling town with a lot of great architecture including the Cathedral.
Here is an slideshow of photos which gives a taste of what it is all about.