Top 7 of the must-see attractions in Caen la mer

Top 7 of the must-see attractions in Caen la mer

You don’t know Caen la mer and you don’t have much time ? Discover the must-see sights so you do not miss on the essential of the area ! The city of William the Conqueror Duke of Normandy then King of England, William the Conqueror founded the city of Caen during the 11th century. Built around 1060, […]

Top 8 of the culinary specialities to try

Top 8 of the culinary specialities to try

Are you discovering Caen and don’t want to miss out on the local specialities? This top 8 is for you! To be tried on the spot or to take away as a souvenir, we have selected for you a selection of typical Norman and Caen products. 1# Tripe à la mode de Caen When you […]

Top 10 of the DDay sites to visit

Top 10 of the DDay sites to visit

Dive into the heart of the DDay landing beaches. From Sword beach to the Caen Memorial Museum passing through the Pegasus Bridge, discover our selection of sites to visit. The Caen Memorial Museum tells us History Dedicated to the History of the 20th Century, the Caen Memorial Museum is a must-see. Thanks to its route […]

A day out with the family at Festyland!

A day out with the family at Festyland!

That’s a great idea… Have some fun with all the family in the Festyland amusement park in Caen-la-Mer! Along with the rides, the park features different districts retracing the history of Normandy during the Belle Époque, in the times of the Vikings and the pirates, and in the Middle Ages! For a fun-filled day out, […]

Around the old church in Thaon

Around the old church in Thaon

In a green setting, less than ten miles from Caen, there is a church that is almost one thousand years old. Thaon Church is a gem of Norman architecture in the Mue Valley. Taking in the Middle Ages, forest footpaths and disused underground quarries, we enjoyed a nature break around the old St Peter’s Church. […]

Focus on the three British military cemeteries

Focus on the three British military cemeteries

Come with us… We will show you round three of Normandy’s 27 cemeteries. The Battle of Normandy saw almost 100,000 soldiers sacrifice their lives for freedom. Heading for the Hermanville-sur-Mer military cemetery! On Sword Beach, in the resort of Hermanville-sur-Mer, we will visit a cemetery where 1005 allied soldiers are buried, including 986 soldiers from […]

In the footsteps of William the Conqueror at the Abbaye aux Hommes in Caen

In the footsteps of William the Conqueror at the Abbaye aux Hommes in Caen

When you think of William the Conqueror, you don’t often think of all the monuments that are linked to his life. And yet Caen has numerous traces of his visits because he chose to reign from this city in Normandy. We wanted to explore the monuments in Caen founded by William the Conqueror to get […]

Climb the 171 steps of the Ouistreham Riva-Bella lighthouse

Climb the 171 steps of the Ouistreham Riva-Bella lighthouse

Looking for an original day out for young and old alike? Then come this way… I will take you up the Ouistreham lighthouse, the only lighthouse in Calvados that is open to the public. Climbing up the red and white lighthouse It’s 38 metres high, so before you start, take a deep breath… and we’re […]

On the attack at Caen Castle!

On the attack at Caen Castle!

The ducal castle is an impressive fortress right in the centre of Caen, and seems to be inviting us for a visit from Place Saint-Pierre… So let’s spend the afternoon exploring Caen Castle ! The history of Caen Castle Caen Castle is one of the biggest medieval buildings in Europe and always leaves visitors impressed! […]

The Ouistreham Riva-Bella fish market atmosphere

The Ouistreham Riva-Bella fish market atmosphere

The Port of Ouistreham Riva-Bella is famous for its Fish Market! At the Port of Ouistreham, this famous daily market is always popular with fishermen and fans of fresh fish. Arrival of the fishing boats In the Port of Ouistreham, the indoor Fish Market plays host to 24 fishermen every morning from 8 a.m. to […]

A day’s bike ride from Caen to Ouistreham

A day’s bike ride from Caen to Ouistreham

What could be better than a bike ride on a sunny day? Come and join us on one of our cycling trails in Ouistreham and get to see nature on the outskirts of the town. You will see, this day out will have a real holiday feel! A green way from Caen to the sea […]