I am still in the planning phase for our trip, and want to come for the show jumping on week 2 with my parents. I have looked into the hotel packages offered by the US ticket agent and they are an option, but we are more independent travelers and will rent a car regardless because my parents won't want to come to all the sessions. The tour operator also starts with 3 days in Rouen, which is a lovely city (been there on a river cruise), but we aren't sure we want to spend that amount of time there.
I wanted to look into either an apartment or house rental but have never done that before. Do any of the location experts have some ideas as to where to start? The show jumping (from what I can tell of the venues) takes place at the hippodrome (approximately), so I am looking at the towns in the south/south eastern side of the city. We don't mind a bit of a drive to get to the events, so I was looking in Louvigny, and along the Orne.
Thanks for any help.