Do you need to slow down? You want to take a breath of fresh air, a moment of calm and serenity? Turn off your phone, get your sunglasses and take a deep breath, we have selected for you the 10 best places to disconnect in Caen la mer.

The Pointe du siège

Pointe du siège à Ouistreham

In first position of our selection, the Pointe du siege of Ouistreham is a true heaven of peace! On the banks of the Orne, put on your rain boots and walk on the crackled ground of the salt meadows during low tide. On week-end, you will probably see kite-surfers having fun. If you are lucky, you will be able to observe birds or even seals ! From the observatory, you will be able to behold the sight of the estuary.

The dormant cemeteries in Caen

Cimetière dormant Saint-Jean, Caen
©Caen la mer Tourisme / Pauline et Mehdi Photographie

In Fall, the colorscheme of the falling leaves. In winter, the graves under the snow. In spring, flowers and bushes. The dormant cemeteries change their faces according to the seasons, a parenthesis in time that makes you able to disconnect from your everyday life. Usually well hidden in the heart of the city of Caen, the dormant cemeteries invite to daydream.

The beach of Ouistreham Riva Bella

Week-end à la mer entre copines - Ouistreham
©Caen la mer Tourisme / Les Conteurs

Barefoot on the sand during low tide, the salty scent, the sound of the waves, the wind in your hair and the shades of blue of the sea…The beach of Riva Bella offers a nice stroll in serenity between the two help stations.

The Grimbosq forest  

Parc animalier de la forêt de Grimbosq ©Caen la mer Tourisme/A. Jonet
©Caen la mer Tourisme/A. Jonet

Property of the city of Caen, the Grimbosq forest is a real green lung in Calvados. Park at the emplacement of the « petite bichotte » and choose a random path from the possible ones. Let yourself go along the wind in the trees. You will definitely get lost and the disconnection will be garanteed!

The Botanic Garden of Caen

Jardin des plantes à Caen

A sunny day, fresh grass, distant laughters of children playing, what better than sitting in in the sun and smelling the aromas of the plants that are in the park. Tan, meditate or both ! During the season, a fast-food area opens in the Orangerie of the Jardin des plantes. Serving salads, sandwichs, ice creams and fresh homemade drinks made with local products.

The gardens of the Ardenne Abbey

Abbaye d'Ardenne - IMEC depuis les jardins

Located at 5 minutes in car of the city of Caen, the Ardenne Abbey, is an exceptional place to discover. Managed by the Normandy region, the buildings of the abbey are the home of the IMEC (Institute of Memory of the contemporary edition) whose huge library is located in the old abbey. Enjoy the tables and chairs scattered in the park of the abbey to enjoy some moments of calm and serenity in the middle of ancient tomatoes, aromatic herbs and other fields of flowers. A pure moment of leisure in this jewel of green.

Do not miss to pass by the grocery shop/café recently opened to taste local specialties

The canal from Caen to the sea

Balade en vélo sur la voie verte

Let yourself be guided by the song of the birds, the splashes of water and the sails of the boats. Leave the city on foot or by bicycle to arrive in Ouistreham by following the canal on the greenway in complete serenity.

A break at the Thalasso

Thalasso de Ouistreham

To fully lose yourself, disconnect and recharge your batteries, nothing better than a modelage at the Thalazur of Ouistreham: relaxation guaranteed! Under a fine rain of warm sea water, the body modelage is a pure moment of happiness

Strolling on the seafront

Bord de mer en famille

Have a stroll on the dike between Lion-sur-mer and Hermanville-sur-mer… 5 Km by foot on the seafront where you can admire the beautiful villas dating of the end of the 19th century while taking a breath of salty air.

The Vallée des jardins

Vallée des jardins in caen

What’s better for disconnect than a sport session? The city of Caen is full of green spaces suitable for practicing running. The Vallée des Jardins, a park located between the heart of the city and the Memorial is perfect for running or having a stroll with its hilly paths surrounded by nature in the urban center.