Normandy’s culinary history dates back to the oldest book of french recipes, “Le Viandier”, written by Taillevent, a master chef working for the kings of France in the late Middle Age. It is not by chance… the farming skills and excellence of our chefs and food specialists have made Caen la mer an exceptional gastronomic destination, teeming with famous, delicious specialities and taste experiences.

  • A Caen la mer, eating well is the key to a happy life !
  • Culinary history Normandy began with the oldest French cookery book “Le Viandier” written by Taillevent around 1520.
  • The departement of Calvados, with its fertile land and agricultural know-how give rise to the best produce of Normandy’s terroir.
  • An exceptional gastronomy with short circuits, AOC products, typical fruit and vegetables, legendary chesses. But also seafood and fish caught in the morning or excellence beef.
  • Authentic and friendly local markets are held daily in Caen !
  • The Ouistreham Riva-Bella fish market is open every morning, all year round ! It presents the best of the sea products including the famous and tasty Coquille Saint-Jacques. The only to have a Red Label is the Calvados scallop !
  • A great culinary variety awaits you with more than 575 restaurants (gastronomic, bistronomic, …) including 2 Michelin-starred restaurants,
  • Caen la mer is full of well-known specialities and tasty treasures.
  • During your stay, don’t forget to try Tripes à la mode de Caen !
  • The medieval quarter of Caen, the Vaugueux, is a must-see area to enjoy a dinner on a terrace in Caen and have a drink, in the middle of half-timbered houses.
  • The Place Saint-Sauveur, the oldest square in the city, is the ideal place to have a drink around the statue of Louis XIV. Every year, it hosts a magnificent summer garden.
  • Gourmet events : Novembre Gourmand and Croq’gourmand  in Caen, The Fête de la Coquille in Ouistreham Riva Bella.
  • Renowned caterers for the success of your event !

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