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Château Saint Germain de Livet, one of the finest châteaux in Normandy
Château Saint Germain de Livet, one of the finest châteaux in Normandy

If your curiosity stretches further than your budget...
We have selected some free guided tours for you to truly discover Normandy.

Gourmet, heritage... Thanks to our themed list, discover visits that are free of charge but full of interest.

La Pointe du Hoc, DDay landing beaches

1- Sites and monuments  

- Château de St Germain de Livet, near Lisieux, free guided tour on the first Sunday of every month
- Botanical Gardens in Caen, a listed "remarkable garden"
- The grand peristyle house, archaeological site in Vieux la Romaine – free access during museum opening hours.
- Pointe du Hoc, the film and the exhibition offer an improved insight into the site
- Normandy American Cemetery Visitor Center in Colleville-sur-Mer  

Le musée des Beaux arts de Caen

2- Museums

- The Fine Arts Museum in Caen, free on the first Sunday of every month
- The Normandy Museum in Caen, free on the first Sunday of every month
- Le Museum of Art and History in Lisieux
- The Charles Léandres Museum in Condé sur Noireau
- The Initiation to Nature Museum in Caen to visit with children
- The painter Yvonne Guéguan's house and studio in Caen

the Graindorge cheese dairy

3 - Gourmet tours

- Not to be missed – the Graindorge cheese dairy
- Distilleries: Christian Drouin Calvados distillery, Pressoir Dajon Calvados distillery, the Ducy Orchards...
- Goat dairy visits: Noémie's goats, Ferme des Alpines farm
- Brasserie des 9 Mondes brewery in Ranville

free guided tours

4- Guided tours

- Free guided summer tours of St. Peter's Cathedral in Lisieux 
- Guided tour of the Mont Canisy batteries
- Ladies' Abbey in Caen, free guided tour every day at 2.30 and 4pm
- The Hillman Fortress on the D-Day Landing Beaches, guided tours from July to September
- The forum, Vieux-la-Romaine archaeological site, guided summer tours

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Ornithological tours round the Blonville-Villers marshes

BLONVILLE-SUR-MER

An ornithological tour of the Blonville-sur-Mer marshes offers you an ideal opportunity to observe different bird species in their natural environment.

Ornithological tours round the Blonville-Villers marshes
32 bis avenue Michel d'Ornano , 14910 BLONVILLE-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 87 91 14

 

Château de Vaulaville

TOUR-EN-BESSIN

18th Century residence in the style of the follies of the period.

Château de Vaulaville
, 14400 TOUR-EN-BESSIN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 92 52 62

 

Jardin des Plantes et Jardin Botanique

CAEN

Jardin remarquable

The Botanical Garden in Caen is a genuine green lung in the heart of the town centre. Collections of rare plants, expert advice from gardeners and activitie...

Jardin des Plantes et Jardin Botanique
Place Blot , 14000 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 30 48 38

 

Parc Floral de la Colline aux Oiseaux

CAEN

A 17 hectare park with a rose garden including over 15,000 roses for some 570 species dating from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Parc Floral de la Colline aux Oiseaux
Avenue Amiral Mountbatten , 14000 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 30 48 38

 

Chapelle Saint-Roch

PONT-D'OUILLY

The Saint-Roch Chapel is located on the former road to Brittany, in Pont d'Ouilly in the Suisse Normande area.

Chapelle Saint-Roch
St Mars d'Ouilly , 14690 PONT-D'OUILLY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 90 17 26

 

Cathédrale Saint-Pierre

LISIEUX

St. Peter's Cathedral in Lisieux is the parish church of St. Thérèse. It completes the Lisieux pilgrimage tour.

Cathédrale Saint-Pierre
Place François Mitterrand , 14100 LISIEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 48 55 08

 

Eglise Saint-Jacques

LISIEUX

Flamboyant Gothic construction, located in Rue au Char. From Spring to the beginning of October, exhibition about Sainte-Thérèse and her family.

Eglise Saint-Jacques
Rue au Char , 14100 LISIEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 48 55 08

 

Chapelle Notre-Dame de l'Assomption

BLONVILLE-SUR-MER

The Blonville Chapel was built in 1954 by the parishioners of Blonville-Bénerville to offer a place of worship to the increasing population.

Chapelle Notre-Dame de l'Assomption
Rue Pasteur , 14910 BLONVILLE-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 87 91 14

 

Chapelle Notre-Dame de Grâce

HONFLEUR

Built during the 17th century, this chapel is richly adorned with paintings and models of ships offered ex voto by sailors.

Chapelle Notre-Dame de Grâce
Mont Joli , 14600 HONFLEUR
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 89 19 63

 

Cimetière Militaire Allemand

LA CAMBE

Located on the RN13 main road between Bayeux and Isigny, the La Cambe German war cemetery is home to 21,300 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Allemand
RN 13 , 14230 LA CAMBE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 70 76

 

Cimetière Militaire Allemand

SAINT-DESIR

3,735 German soldiers are laid to rest in the Saint Désir de Lisieux cemetery

Cimetière Militaire Allemand
, 14100 SAINT-DESIR
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 70 76

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE

Located between Caen and Troarn: 2,175 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
, 14940 BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 39 14 22

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

BAYEUX

The British Bayeux War Cemetery is located in the immediate vicinity of the Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
, 14400 BAYEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 28 28

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

BAZENVILLE

Located between Bayeux and Arromanches: 979 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
, 14480 BAZENVILLE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 28 28

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

THUE ET MUE

Located between Caen and Bayeux: 377 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
, 14250 THUE ET MUE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 27 14 14

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

CAMBES-EN-PLAINE

Located between Caen and Courseulles: 224 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
, 14610 CAMBES-EN-PLAINE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 27 14 14

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

CHOUAIN

Located between Bayeux and Tilly-sur-Seulles: 47 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
, 14250 CHOUAIN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 28 28

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

HERMANVILLE-SUR-MER

1,005 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
, 14880 HERMANVILLE-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 97 18 63

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

HOTTOT-LES-BAGUES

Located between Caen and Caumont-l'Eventé: 1,137 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
Route de Caumont D9 , 14250 HOTTOT-LES-BAGUES

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

RANVILLE

Near to Pegasus Bridge: 2,562 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
, 14860 RANVILLE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 24 23 57

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

VALDALLIERE

Near to Bény Bocage: 789 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
SAINT-CHARLES-DE-PERCY, 14350 VALDALLIERE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 77 16 14

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

SAINT-DESIR

Near to Lisieux: 598 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
, 14100 SAINT-DESIR
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 48 18 10

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

SAINT-MANVIEU-NORREY

Between Caen and Caumont-l'Eventé: 2,183 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
, 14740 SAINT-MANVIEU-NORREY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 27 14 14

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

ROTS

Between Caen and Bayeux: 117 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

SECQUEVILLE-EN-BESSIN, 14740 ROTS
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 27 14 14

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

FONTENAY-LE-PESNEL

Located between Caen and Caumont-l'Eventé: 520 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
, 14250 FONTENAY-LE-PESNEL
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 28 28

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

TILLY-SUR-SEULLES

Between Caen and Balleroy: 1,222 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
, 14250 TILLY-SUR-SEULLES
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 28 28

 

Cimetière Militaire Canadien

BENY-SUR-MER

Near to Courseulles: 2,049 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Canadien
, 14440 BENY-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 37 46 80

 

Cimetière Militaire Canadien

CINTHEAUX

Located on the road from Caen to Falaise, the Canadian War Cemetery in Cintheaux, near Bretteville-sur-Laize, pays homage to the Canadian soldiers who died ...

Cimetière Militaire Canadien
, 14680 CINTHEAUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 27 14 14

 

Cimetière Militaire Polonais

URVILLE

Located between Caen and Falaise, the Urville-Langannerie Polish War Cemetery is home to the graves of 615 Polish soldiers.

Cimetière Militaire Polonais
, 14190 URVILLE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 38 47 80

 

Site de la Pointe du Hoc

CRICQUEVILLE-EN-BESSIN

Located between Omaha Beach and Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc is one of the key heritage sites along the D-Day Landing beaches in Normandy.

Site de la Pointe du Hoc
, 14450 CRICQUEVILLE-EN-BESSIN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 62 00

 

Maison des Buissonnets

LISIEUX

One of the highlights of the pilgrimage to Lisieux – the Maison des Buissonnets where St. Thérèse lived till the age of 15.

Maison des Buissonnets
22 chemin des Buissonnets , 14100 LISIEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 48 55 08

 

Jardin des Simples

CAEN

Located near to the Normandy Museum. Medicinal plants.

Jardin des Simples
Enceinte du Château , 14000 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 30 48 38

 

Jardin Luna Rossa

CAEN

Garden adorned with raw art sculptures. Open on Sundays from April to October, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Unaccompanied visit free of charge.

Jardin Luna Rossa
6 rue Damozanne , 14000 CAEN

 

Parc Michel d'Ornano

CAEN

Formal garden opened in September 1992 and offering 5 hectares of walking routes, inspired by Le Nôtre and now a listed Historic Monument.

Parc Michel d'Ornano
Abbaye aux Dames Boulevard Georges Clémenceau , 14000 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 06 98 98

 

Parc Saint-Paul

CAEN

Property of the Bishopric of Bayeux-Lisieux, the park is part of the former Catholic secondary school.

Parc Saint-Paul
Quartier de la Maladrerie - Beaulieu , 14000 CAEN

 

Jardin botanique de Bayeux

BAYEUX

The public garden of Bayeux is a landscaped park covering 2.6 hectares, created in 1859 by Eugène Bühler. Among its 400 tree species, the 'weeping beech' is...

Jardin botanique de Bayeux
55 route de Port en Bessin , 14400 BAYEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 10 10 14

 

Jardins du Prieuré Saint-Gabriel

CREULLY SUR SEULLES

Founded in 1058 by the Fécamp Benedictine monks, the St Gabriel priory comprises an entrance porch, a former refectory, a tower and a court room.

Jardins du Prieuré Saint-Gabriel
1 rue du Prieuré , 14480 CREULLY SUR SEULLES
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 80 10 20

 

Jardin de l'Evêché

LISIEUX

Located behind the law courts, the former place of residence of Lisieux's bishops is also home to the French-style Bishopric Garden, recreated in 1837.

Jardin de l'Evêché
Place François Mitterrand , 14100 LISIEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 48 18 10

 

La Cour Monbret

LE VEY

Visit a farm in Suisse Normande

La Cour Monbret
, 14570 LE VEY
Telephone : 33 (0)9 67 33 73 89

 

Ferme des Chèvres dans le Vent

SOULEUVRE EN BOCAGE

Visit an organic farm in the heart of the Normandy bocage.

Ferme des Chèvres dans le Vent
La Remondière MONTCHAUVET, 14350 SOULEUVRE EN BOCAGE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 68 62 60

 

Calvados du Lieu Chéri

OUILLY-LE-VICOMTE

Production of Pays d'Auge calvados, pommeau and cider.

Calvados du Lieu Chéri
Serge Desfrieches & Fils D48 - 20 Route de Coquainvilliers , 14100 OUILLY-LE-VICOMTE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 61 11 71

 

Calvados Roger Groult

VALORBIQUET

Production of Pays d'Auge calvados.

Calvados Roger Groult
Clos de la Hurvanière Route des Calvados SAINT-CYR-DU-RONCERAY, 14290 VALORBIQUET
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 63 71 53

 

Ferme du Vaucanu

VAL-DE-VIE

Production of cider, poiré (perry), pommeau, calvados. Guided tour in French lasts 1 hour. Tasting session.

Ferme du Vaucanu
Le bas Vaucanu SAINT-GERMAIN-DE-MONTGOMMERY, 14140 VAL-DE-VIE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 33 39 25 13

 

Les 3 Brasseurs

MONDEVILLE

Beer brewery. Inside the restaurant, this micro-brewery produced pure malt beer, via on-site high, non-pastuerised fermentation.

Les 3 Brasseurs
ZA de l'Etoile , 14120 MONDEVILLE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 35 49 49

 

Atelier Plume d'Ange

MOYAUX

Atelier Plume d'Ange is a painting and decoration workshop on wood.

Atelier Plume d'Ange
La Féronnière , 14590 MOYAUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 63 68 70

 

Atelier de Poterie d'Ici et Là

COLLEVILLE-MONTGOMERY

Visit the D'Ici et Là pottery workshop in Colleville-Montgomery, near Ouistreham.

Atelier de Poterie d'Ici et Là
8 bis rue des Ecoles , 14880 COLLEVILLE-MONTGOMERY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 97 39 14

 

Chapelle Saint-Clair

MALHERBE-SUR-AJON

Fine example of 13th century Norman-style architecture.

Chapelle Saint-Clair
BANNEVILLE-SUR-AJON, 14260 MALHERBE-SUR-AJON

 

Au Grés des Vents

OUISTREHAM

Visit a potter's studio in Ouistreham just a short walk from the beach.

Au Grés des Vents
14 avenue François-Adrien Boieldieu , 14150 OUISTREHAM
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 96 73 86

 

Atelier de la Flambardière

AURE SUR MER

Sculpture. Exhibition open to the public - unaccompanied visit: music boxes, wooden objects and sculptures.

Atelier de la Flambardière
59 Route d'Omaha Beach , 14520 AURE SUR MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 87 81

 

Croix de Lorraine

COURSEULLES-SUR-MER

Cross measuring over 18 metres in height, erected facing the seafront in commemoration of General de Gaulle's return to French soil on the 14th of June 1944...

Croix de Lorraine
Voie des Français Libres , 14470 COURSEULLES-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 37 46 80

 

Château de Bénouville

BENOUVILLE

Located between Caen and Ouistreham, the Château de Bénouville was built by Claude Nicolas Ledoux. It is the property of the Calvados Council.

Château de Bénouville
1 avenue de Caen , 14970 BENOUVILLE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 95 53 23

 

Chapelle de Clermont

BEUVRON-EN-AUGE

The Clermont Chapel in Beuvron-en-Auge offers an exceptional viewpoint over the Dives valley as far as the Mont Pinçon hills in Normandy.

Chapelle de Clermont
, 14430 BEUVRON-EN-AUGE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 79 23 31

 

Pegasus Bridge

BENOUVILLE

The bridges of Ranville and Bénouville were recaptured in the early hours of the night of the 5th to the 6th of June 1944 by the British 6th Parachute Briga...

Pegasus Bridge
, 14970 BENOUVILLE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 97 18 63

 

Chapelle Notre-Dame de Bonne Nouvelle

ESSON

Of Romanesque origin, almost entirely rebuilt during the 19th century, the chapel is located on a headland offering remarkable panoramic views.

Chapelle Notre-Dame de Bonne Nouvelle
, 14220 ESSON
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 79 45 13

 

Eglise Abbatiale Saint-Etienne

CAEN

This church remains one of Normandy's most remarkable Romanesque religious edifices.

Eglise Abbatiale Saint-Etienne
Place Montseigneur des Hameaux , 14000 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 30 42 81

 

Eglise Saint-Jean

CAEN

Built during the 14th and 16th centuries, the church was never completed.

Eglise Saint-Jean
Rue Saint Jean , 14000 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 86 13 11

 

Eglise Saint-Pierre

CAEN

The Church of St. Peter in Caen is one of Normandy's finest examples of Gothic architecture.

Eglise Saint-Pierre
Place Saint Pierre , 14000 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 27 14 14

 

Eglise de Norrey en Bessin

SAINT-MANVIEU-NORREY

13th Century Norman Gothic edifice. To visit the church, please ask for the key at the bar located opposite.

Eglise de Norrey en Bessin
Rue de l'Oratoire , 14740 SAINT-MANVIEU-NORREY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 80 01 99

 

Eglise Saint-Pierre

THAON

Romanesque 11th century church nestling in the verdure in the depths of a small valley.

Eglise Saint-Pierre
, 14610 THAON
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 80 04 76

 

Eglise Saint-Samson

OUISTREHAM

Built during the 12th and 13th centuries by the Norman lords and solidly fortified, the church was used both as a sanctuary and a look-out post.

Eglise Saint-Samson
Place Lemarignier , 14150 OUISTREHAM
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 97 18 63

 

Vallée des Jardins

CAEN

Alongside the town's ring road and the Boulevard Weygand.

Vallée des Jardins
Quartier Saint Julien , 14000 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 30 48 38

 

Atelier Jean Salou

CAMBREMER

The watercolour artist, Jean Salou paints live scenes: dancers, musicians, beach scenes, horses...

Atelier Jean Salou
3980 hameau d'Englesqueville , 14340 CAMBREMER
Telephone : 33 (0)6 48 40 52 27

 

Chapelle Saint-Sulpice

CAUMONT-SUR-AURE

A building erected on the site of the martyrdom of St Sulpice, bishop of Bayeux, in the 9th century.

Chapelle Saint-Sulpice
LIVRY, 14240 CAUMONT-SUR-AURE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 77 54 68

 

Atelier Cuit-Pommes

MANERBE

Visit a potter's studio in Manerbe in the heart of the Pays d'Auge.

Atelier Cuit-Pommes
Chemin dit de Dives , 14340 MANERBE

 

Atelier Gérard Paturel

HOTOT-EN-AUGE

Visit a potter's workshop in the heart of the Pays d'Auge, between Caen and Lisieux.

Atelier Gérard Paturel
, 14430 HOTOT-EN-AUGE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 79 29 61

 

Eglise Sainte-Anne

NORREY-EN-AUGE

The church dates from the first half of the 11th century and comprises a Romanesque nave representing Lower Normandy' oldest remaining monastic sanctuary.

Eglise Sainte-Anne
, 14620 NORREY-EN-AUGE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 90 59 05

 

Eglise Saint-Sulpice

ROTS

The Church of Saint Sulpice in Secqueville-en-Bessin is an 11th century Romanesque church.

Eglise Saint-Sulpice

SECQUEVILLE-EN-BESSIN, 14740 ROTS
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 80 77 62

 

Eglise Saint-Aubin

SAINT-PIERRE-EN-AUGE

Built using brick chains, the church of St Aubin dates from the 11th and the 16th centuries.

Eglise Saint-Aubin
, 14140 SAINT-PIERRE-EN-AUGE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 20 88 59

 

Eglise Notre-Dame d'Audrieu

AUDRIEU

The Church of Notre Dame of Audrieu is a Gothic church located between Caen and Bayeux, in Normandy.

Eglise Notre-Dame d'Audrieu
Rue du Moutier , 14250 AUDRIEU
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 80 21 51

 

Eglise de la Trinité à Falaise

FALAISE

The Church of the Holy Trinity in Falaise is a 13th century Gothic church.

Eglise de la Trinité à Falaise
Place Guillaume le Conquérant , 14700 FALAISE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 90 17 26

 

Ferme du Pont Esnault

VALDALLIERE

Reduced mobilityHearing impairmentMental disability

Discover a farm devoted to quality beef production and offering direct sales: vacuum packed meat, ready meals, jam, gourmet hampers...

Ferme du Pont Esnault
MONTCHAMP, 14350 VALDALLIERE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 68 46 39

 

Les Sablés d'Asnelles

ASNELLES

Traditional small-scale biscuit production. Visit by appointment lasts 10 minutes.

Les Sablés d'Asnelles
17 rue de Southampton , 14960 ASNELLES
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 32 09

 

Ecomusée de l'Abeille

LE VEY

Discover the world of bees and beekeeping techniques. Photographic exhibition and video on bees and beekeeping.

Ecomusée de l'Abeille
Les Ruchers de la Suisse Normande GAEC Lionel et Laurence LETELLIER , 14570 LE VEY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 69 46 27

 

Vergers de la Vicomte d'Auge

CLARBEC

Production of cider, poiré (perry), pommeau, appel juice and honey.

Vergers de la Vicomte d'Auge
Le Lieu de haut , 14130 CLARBEC
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 65 15 90

 

Domaine de la Pommeraie

GONNEVILLE-SUR-HONFLEUR

The Domaine de la Pommeraie, located in Gonneville, in the heart of the Pays d'Auge, was established in 1972.

Domaine de la Pommeraie
Le Bourg , 14600 GONNEVILLE-SUR-HONFLEUR
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 89 20 11

 

Parc Eco Educatif du Séroc

SAINT-VIGOR-LE-GRAND

In the immediate vicinity of Bayeux, discover how a former waste landfill site can be transformed into a park aimed at increasing awareness on the environme...

Parc Eco Educatif du Séroc
Route d'Esquay sur Seulles , 14400 SAINT-VIGOR-LE-GRAND
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 69 60

 

Eglise Abbatiale de la Trinité

CAEN

Romanesque church housing, in its choir, the tombstone of its founder, Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror.

Eglise Abbatiale de la Trinité
Place Reine Mathilde , 14000 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 86 13 11

 

Normandie Poterie

NORON-LA-POTERIE

We are delighted to open our doors and to show you our traditional pottery technique: salt stoneware pottery.

Normandie Poterie
MOULINS AUBLET 41 Route des Potiers , 14490 NORON-LA-POTERIE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 92 56 29

 

Tumulus

COLOMBIERS-SUR-SEULLES

The burial mound in Colombiers-sur-Seulles is a 60 metre-long monument built during the Neolithic period at the time of the very first farming populations.

Tumulus
D176 entre Colombiers et Reviers , 14480 COLOMBIERS-SUR-SEULLES

 

Atelier de Claudine

OUISTREHAM

Visit a painter's studio in Ouistreham in Normandy.

Atelier de Claudine
111 route de Lion , 14150 OUISTREHAM
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 08 46 24

 

Cimetière Américain de Normandie

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER

Located in the heart of the D-Day Landing beaches, the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer overlooks Omaha Beach.

Cimetière Américain de Normandie
Omaha Beach , 14710 COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 62 00

 

Trompe Souris

SOULEUVRE EN BOCAGE

In the heart of the Normandy Bocage, between Caen and Vire, enjoy a tour of the Trompe Souris pottery workshop!

Trompe Souris
Le Bourg Montamy , 14260 SOULEUVRE EN BOCAGE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 25 05 48

 

Cidrerie Mette

NOUES DE SIENNE

Cider producer near Vire, to the south of Caen.

Cidrerie Mette
Le bourg LE MESNIL-CAUSSOIS, 14380 NOUES DE SIENNE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 67 64 65

 

Les Vergers d'Auvillars

LION-SUR-MER

Cellar located on the Côte de Nacre coast within a typical 19th century setting.

Les Vergers d'Auvillars
30 rue de Luc , 14780 LION-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 37 36 91

 

Pressoir Dajon

VAL DE DRÔME

Farm-produced calvados. Presentation of modern and traditional cider presses.

Pressoir Dajon
Rue Dajon , 14350 VAL DE DRÔME
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 68 72 30

 

Eglise Notre-Dame

DIVES-SUR-MER

The Notre-Dame church in Dives-sur-Mer on Normandy is an 11th century Romanesque church associated with the story of William the Conqueror.

Eglise Notre-Dame
, 14160 DIVES-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 91 24 66

 

Ferme manoir du Champ Versant

BONNEBOSQ

This traditional farmhouse of typical half-timbered construction offers outside visits and explanations on rural Pays d'Auge architecture (16th century mano...

Ferme manoir du Champ Versant
, 14340 BONNEBOSQ
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 65 11 07

 

Philippe Olive
2 chemin du Capelier Pont Roch , 14250 AUDRIEU
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 08 00 44

 

Eglise Sainte Catherine

HONFLEUR

One of Honfleur's major sites, Saint Catherine's church is France's largest timber-built church with a separate bell tower.

Eglise Sainte Catherine
Place Sainte-Catherine , 14600 HONFLEUR
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 89 23 30

 

Jardin monastique de l'abbaye Sainte-Marie
, 14400 LONGUES-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 21 78 41

 

Abbaye d'Ardenne

SAINT-GERMAIN-LA-BLANCHE-HERBE

Abbaye d'Ardenne
Abbaye d'Ardenne , 14280 SAINT-GERMAIN-LA-BLANCHE-HERBE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 29 37 37

 

Eglise Saint-Nicolas

CAEN

The Church of St. Nicolas in Caen is a remarkable example of Romanesque architecture in Normandy.

Eglise Saint-Nicolas
Rue Saint-Nicolas , 14000 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 27 14 14

 

Musée Michel Piel

CABOURG

Permanent exhibition of paintings by the Cabourg-born artist Michel Piel.

Musée Michel Piel
29 avenue Alfred Piat , 14390 CABOURG
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 06 20 00

 

Maison de la Libération

SAINT-LAURENT-SUR-MER

Maison de la Libération
27 rue du Val , 14710 SAINT-LAURENT-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 42 96

 

Normandy American Cemetery Visitor Center

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER

From the shores of Omaha Beach, complete your visit with a tour of the Visitor Center.

Normandy American Cemetery Visitor Center
Omaha Beach , 14710 COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 62 00

 

Le Mémorial des Reporters
Liberty Alley , 14400 BAYEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 28 28

 

Ferme des alpines

MAROLLES

Children can encounter all the farm animals and even feed them!

Ferme des alpines
880 route de la chapelle Hareng , 14100 MAROLLES
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 61 96 11

 

Les chèvres de Noémie

OUILLY-DU-HOULEY

Visit a goat farm near Lisieux and watch the goats being milked. You can also purchase excellent, traditionally made cheeses.

Les chèvres de Noémie
Le Courbec Route de Firfol, 14590 OUILLY-DU-HOULEY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 31 31 75

 

Espace Métiers d'Art

BEUVRON-EN-AUGE

Int he heart of the Pays d'Auge, discover artwork designed and created by the craftworkers from the Espace Métiers d'Art in Beuvron-en-Auge.

Espace Métiers d'Art
Avenue de la gare , 14430 BEUVRON-EN-AUGE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 26 19 86

 

Les Vergers d'Auvillars

AUVILLARS

Cellar located on the cider route picturesque area of the Pays d'Auge.

Les Vergers d'Auvillars
, 14340 AUVILLARS

 

Argile Créative

BEUVRON-EN-AUGE

On the Cider Route in the heart of the Pays d'Auge, Eric Favre, artist and ceramist welcomes you to his studio in Beuvron-en-Auge.

Argile Créative
Avenue de la gare Espace Métiers d'Art , 14430 BEUVRON-EN-AUGE

 

Château de Grisy
47 rue du village Grisy , 14170 VENDEUVRE

 

Eglise Saint-Martin

LANGRUNE-SUR-MER

Located on the Normandy coast, the Gothic Church of Saint Martin in Langrune-sur-Mer dates from the late 12th and 13th centuries.

Eglise Saint-Martin
Rue de la Mairie , 14830 LANGRUNE-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 97 31 36

 

Brasserie des 9 mondes

RANVILLE

Gastronomie

Located just 2 minutes from the famous Pegasus Bridge, enjoy a tour of a traditional brewery in Normandy!

Brasserie des 9 mondes
Rue de l'artisanat Zac des Capucines , 14860 RANVILLE
Telephone : 33 (0)9 82 53 39 02

 

Atelier de Nathalie Garnier

BEUVRON-EN-AUGE

Visit Nathalie Garnier's pottery workshop, located in Beuvron-en-Auge on the Cider Route, in the heart of the Pays d'Auge.

Atelier de Nathalie Garnier
44 place Michel Vermughen , 14430 BEUVRON-EN-AUGE

 

Chapelle Saint-Sulpice - Copie
Roucamps, 14260 LES MONTS D'AUNAY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 77 16 14

 

Fôret Domaniale de Cerisy

MONTFIQUET

Situated between Bayeux and Saint-Lô, the Cerisy national forest covers 2,130 hectares and is the largest natural forest reserve located on a plain.

Fôret Domaniale de Cerisy
L'Embranchement , 14990 MONTFIQUET
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 96 56

 

Forêt Domaniale de Valcongrain

LES MONTS D'AUNAY

Stretching over 375 hectares, the Valcongrain national forest is located on the Aunay-sur-Odon/Thury Harcourt road.

Forêt Domaniale de Valcongrain
CAMPANDRE-VALCONGRAIN, 14260 LES MONTS D'AUNAY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 77 16 14

 

Bois du Château de Gavrus

MONDRAINVILLE

This wood covers 65 hectares of woodland open to the public all year round and incluses 8km of walking routes throughout the forest and in the Odon Valley.

Bois du Château de Gavrus
, 14210 MONDRAINVILLE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 29 18 80

 

Forêt de Grimbosq

GRIMBOSQ

The Grimbosq Forest (covering 475 hectares) is the property of the town of Caen and is located 19km to the south of the town and 7km from Thury Harcourt.

Forêt de Grimbosq
, 14220 GRIMBOSQ
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 75 49 50

 

Bois du Breuil

PENNEDEPIE

Located 4km from Honfleur, the Bois du Breuil is one of the rare forests on the coastline and is open to the public.

Bois du Breuil
, 14600 PENNEDEPIE

 

Forêt Domaniale de Saint-Sever

NOUES DE SIENNE

1,500 hectares of deciduous (beech and oak) and coniferous trees (pectin and Douglas firs).

Forêt Domaniale de Saint-Sever
SAINT-SEVER-CALVADOS, 14380 NOUES DE SIENNE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 66 28 50

 

Réserve Naturelle du Côteau du Mesnil-Soleil - Monts d'Eraines

DAMBLAINVILLE

Belonging to the Monts d'Eraines, the site's subsoil, orientation and topography combine to explain the presence, on its slopes, of distinctive and quite un...

Réserve Naturelle du Côteau du Mesnil-Soleil - Monts d'Eraines
, 14620 DAMBLAINVILLE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 53 01 05

 

Les Rochers des Parcs

LE VEY

This emblematic Suisse Normande site is well known for its rocky escarpments and can be visited from below, along the banks of the Orne, or from above, alon...

Les Rochers des Parcs
, 14570 LE VEY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 79 70 45

 

Landes du Mont Pinçon

LES MONTS D'AUNAY

The highest point in Calvados (362m)! Radio and television transmitter with 216 metre pylon covering the entire region of Lower Normandy.

Landes du Mont Pinçon
LE PLESSIS-GRIMOULT, 14770 LES MONTS D'AUNAY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 77 16 14

 

Brèche au Diable - Mont Joly

SOUMONT-SAINT-QUENTIN

This rocky outcrop overlooking the precipitous Laizon gorges is one of the region's most striking natural sites.

Brèche au Diable - Mont Joly
, 14220 SOUMONT-SAINT-QUENTIN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 90 17 26

 

Rochers de la Houle

SAINT-OMER

The River Orne runs alongside the abrupt crags, dominated by a rock referred to as the Pain de Sucre (literally sugar bread), at the extremity of the La Hou...

Rochers de la Houle
La route des Crêtes , 14220 SAINT-OMER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 79 70 45

 

Marais de Blonville-Villers

VILLERS-SUR-MER

These marshlands stretch across 120ha and offer a peaceful environment for the many bird species that nest here.

Marais de Blonville-Villers
, 14640 VILLERS-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 81 77 60

 

Estuaire de l'Orne

SALLENELLES

The département of Calvados' leading natural preserved site, the Orne estuary is of major ecological interest.

Estuaire de l'Orne
Maison de la Nature et de l'Estuaire Boulevard Maritime , 14121 SALLENELLES
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 78 71 06

 

Bois du Caprice

COLLEVILLE-MONTGOMERY

Located between Colleville Montgomery, Ouistreham and St Aubin d'Arquenay, and stretching over 75 hectares, the great wealth of the Bois du Caprice resides ...

Bois du Caprice
, 14880 COLLEVILLE-MONTGOMERY

 

Lac de la Dathée

VIRE NORMANDIE

Located 8km from Vire. 43 hectare lake (bathing prohibited).

Lac de la Dathée
VIRE, 14500 VIRE NORMANDIE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 66 28 50

 

Cascades du Pont ès Retours

VIRE NORMANDIE

Discover the River Vire waterfalls in this magnificent landscaped environment, offering direct access to Maisoncelles la Jourdan.

Cascades du Pont ès Retours
ROULLOURS, 14500 VIRE NORMANDIE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 66 28 50

 

Berges de l'Orne

CAEN

Located on the outskirts of Caen, this sensitive natural area is a vast preserved wetland that can be visited via over 3 miles of marked pathways.

Berges de l'Orne
, 14000 CAEN

 

Vallée de l'Odon

BRETTEVILLE-SUR-ODON

Comprised of wet prairies and wooded areas, the Odon valley sensitive natural area stretches from Caen to Mondrainville.

Vallée de l'Odon
, 14760 BRETTEVILLE-SUR-ODON

 

HOULGATE


, 14510 HOULGATE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 87 01 18

 

Réserve ornithologique de Saint-Samson

SAINT-SAMSON

Belonging to the Monts d'Eraines, the site's subsoil, orientation and topography combine to explain the presence, on its slopes, of distinctive and quite un...

Réserve ornithologique de Saint-Samson
Rue du domaine , 14670 SAINT-SAMSON
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 44 24 87

 

Arboretum de la Royauté

SAINT-DENIS-DE-MERE

Some 150 species waiting to be discovered throughout a landscaped area of 7,000m2. Picnic area, childrens games, 4.5km walking route available. Open through...

Arboretum de la Royauté
Rue de la Royauté , 14110 SAINT-DENIS-DE-MERE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 69 07 42

 

Omaha Beach

SAINT-LAURENT-SUR-MER

Omaha Beach is famous for its American Military Cemetery where 5,000 soldiers, fallen in the name of liberty, are laid to rest.

Omaha Beach
, 14710 SAINT-LAURENT-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 39 52

 

Parapluies H2O

CREPON

Parapluies H2O - crafted umbrellas made in Normandy

Parapluies H2O
7 route de Creully , 14480 CREPON
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 92 89 61

 

Abbaye aux Dames

CAEN

The Ladies' Abbey in Caen, is a Benedictine abbey founded by William the Conqueror's wife Matilda. William, in turn, founded the Men's Abbey.

Abbaye aux Dames
Région Normandie Place Reine Mathilde , 14000 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 06 98 45

 

Site Fortifié Hillman

COLLEVILLE-MONTGOMERY

Located near Ouistreham, on the D-Day Landing beaches, the Hillman Fortress was a command post among the German coastal defences on the Normandy beaches.

Site Fortifié Hillman
Rue du Suffolk Régiment , 14880 COLLEVILLE-MONTGOMERY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 97 12 61

 

Fromagerie Graindorge

LIVAROT-PAYS-D'AUGE

Visit the Graindorge cheese dairy via a corridor of windowed galleries.

Fromagerie Graindorge
42 rue du Général Leclerc LIVAROT, 14140 LIVAROT-PAYS-D'AUGE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 48 20 10

 

Château Ducal

CAEN

Built around 1060 by William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy then King of England, the ducal castle in Caen is now home to the Musée de Normandie (Normandy ...

Château Ducal
, 14000 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 30 47 90

 

Basilique Notre Dame de la Délivrande

DOUVRES-LA-DELIVRANDE

Notre Dame de la Délivrande pilgrimages since the 7th century. Statue of the "Black Virgin" dating from 1580.

Basilique Notre Dame de la Délivrande
10 place de la Basilique , 14440 DOUVRES-LA-DELIVRANDE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 37 29 66

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

DOUVRES-LA-DELIVRANDE

1,123 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
, 14440 DOUVRES-LA-DELIVRANDE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 97 32 77

 

Parc de l'Hôtel de Ville

LUC-SUR-MER

Several tree species, play area for children. Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (7 p.m. in summer). Free access - free of charge.

Parc de l'Hôtel de Ville
Rue de la Mer , 14530 LUC-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 97 32 71

 

Angora Style

DOUVRES-LA-DELIVRANDE

Angora rabbit farm near Caen

Angora Style
Route de Bény (GPS : voie des moulineaux) , 14440 DOUVRES-LA-DELIVRANDE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 37 63 00

 

Pharmacie Lesage

DOUVRES-LA-DELIVRANDE

Listed on the Historic Monument's supplementary inventory on the 7th of April 1975, the shop was built by Georges Lesage in 1901, following plans drawn up b...

Pharmacie Lesage
, 14440 DOUVRES-LA-DELIVRANDE

 

Eglise Notre-Dame

BERNIERES-SUR-MER

The 12th century Romanesque church of the Nativity Notre-Dame de Bernières was built on land belonging to Bishop Odo, William the Conqueror's half-brother.

Eglise Notre-Dame
, 14990 BERNIERES-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 96 44 02

 

Ferme de Billy

ROTS

The Billy farm offers a truly country tour through its orchards, woodlands and 13th century chapel.

Ferme de Billy
29 bis rue de l'église ROTS, 14980 ROTS
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 26 28 53

 

Eglise Abbatiale

SAINT-PIERRE-EN-AUGE

The Abbey of Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives is a Benedictine abbey founded in the 11th century. It forms one of the most comprehensive monastic architectural groups...

Eglise Abbatiale
, 14170 SAINT-PIERRE-EN-AUGE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 20 97 90

 

Château de Carel

SAINT-PIERRE-EN-AUGE

Located on the banks of the River Dives between Dives and Falaise, the Château de Carel is a former fortified dwelling dating from the late 17th century.

Château de Carel
Route de Falaise , 14170 SAINT-PIERRE-EN-AUGE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 20 72 44

 

Les Falaises des Roches Noires

VILLERVILLE

Landscaped for walking (pathways, belvedere, picnic area...) this natural park is located at the western entrance to Villerville.

Les Falaises des Roches Noires
, 14113 VILLERVILLE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 87 77 76