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William the conqueror's route

William the conqueror’s route

This 130 mile riding route links the Bay of Veys (in Géfosse-Fontenay) and Falaise.  It follows part of the route that William the Conqueror took over his wild ride in 1047, when he travelled from Valognes to Falaise in less than a day.

The route, which covers a number of major sites, takes you through the Bessin landscapes and the D-Day Landing Beaches, the hollow paths of the Normandy Bocage and Suisse Normande to end in a grand finale at Falaise Castle.

To best prepare your escapade, consult the different stages of William the Conqueror's Route: stages 1&2, stages 3&4, stages 5&6 and stages 7&8 offering accommodation, both for you and your horse, equestrian professionals and all the services to ensure you have a trouble free and pleasant riding tour.

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Abbey of Sainte-Marie

LONGUES-SUR-MER

Located a few miles from Bayeux on the D-Day Landing beaches, visit the Sainte-Marie Abbey in Longues-sur-Mer

Abbey of Sainte-Marie
17 rue de l'abbaye , 14400 LONGUES-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 21 78 41

 

American Cemetery of Normandy

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.

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

 

André Hardy Museum

CLECY

André Hardy is an artist who explores everything with delight, and in his studio you can admire the diversity of his creations.

André Hardy Museum
Place du Tripot , 14570 CLECY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 79 70 45

 

Andre Lemaitre Museum

FALAISE

André Lemaitre was born in Falaise in 1909. The museum boasts 90 of his paintings and offers an insight into his life and works.

Andre Lemaitre Museum
Boulevard de la Libération , 14700 FALAISE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 90 02 43

 

Arromanches 360 - Circular Cinema

ARROMANCHES-LES-BAINS

New show 'Normandy's 100 Days'!

Arromanches 360 - Circular Cinema
Chemin du Calvaire , 14117 ARROMANCHES-LES-BAINS
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 06 06 45

 

Aure valley

BAYEUX

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

Aure valley
, 14400 BAYEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 28 28

 

Automata Museum

FALAISE

Wonder in store for the young and the not so young in this animated puppet centre in Falaise.

Automata Museum
Boulevard de la Libération , 14700 FALAISE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 90 02 43

 

Bayeux Equestrian Centre

SAINT-LOUP-HORS

Riding centre in the heart of the countryside, yet just 1km from Bayeux, 12km from the forest and 15km from the sea. Variety of facilities including 2 ind...

Bayeux Equestrian Centre
Route de Molay Littry , 14400 SAINT-LOUP-HORS
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 92 24 59

 

Big Red One Assault Museum

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER

Big Red One Assault Museum
Le Bray , 14710 COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 21 53 81

 

British Military Cemetery

TILLY-SUR-SEULLES

Between Caen and Balleroy: 1,222 graves.

British Military Cemetery
, 14250 TILLY-SUR-SEULLES
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 28 28

 

Camping Château de Martragny

MOULINS EN BESSIN

4 stars

The Chateau de Martragny **** campsite stands in the impressive parkland of a 18th century château.

Camping Château de Martragny
52 hameau Saint-Léger MARTRAGNY, 14740 MOULINS EN BESSIN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 80 21 40

 

Chapel of Saint-Clair

MALHERBE-SUR-AJON

Fine example of 13th century Norman-style architecture.

Chapel of Saint-Clair
BANNEVILLE-SUR-AJON, 14260 MALHERBE-SUR-AJON

 

Château de Creully

CREULLY SUR SEULLES

Located between Caen and Bayeux, Creully fortified castle played a major role in 1944 during the landing of the Allied troops in Normandy.

Château de Creully
30 Place Paillaud , 14480 CREULLY SUR SEULLES
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 80 18 65

 

Cherokee Equitation Loisirs

TRACY-SUR-MER

The riding centre Cheroke eEquitation Loisirs is located just 1.5km from the D-Day Landing beaches and is home to thirty horses and ponies. It is equipped ...

Cherokee Equitation Loisirs
La Petite Noé 9 route de Bayeux , 14117 TRACY-SUR-MER

 

D-Day Omaha Museum

VIERVILLE-SUR-MER

Located on the heights above Omaha Beach, the D-Day Omaha Museum offers a display of exceptional pieces and equipment used during the Normandy Landings.

D-Day Omaha Museum
Route de Grandcamp Maisy , 14710 VIERVILLE-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 21 71 80

 

Ecurie des Pommiers Equestrian Centre

LANDES-SUR-AJON

The Les Pommiers Riding School and Stables offer: riding lessons, horse and pony riding courses, trekking, study trips. The centre offers packages combining...

Ecurie des Pommiers Equestrian Centre
Le Bourg , 14310 LANDES-SUR-AJON

 

Equi'rando du Houx

GRANDCAMP-MAISY

Equi'rando du Houx
Le Houx Ferme du Canada , 14450 GRANDCAMP-MAISY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 62 55

 

Equid'Ext

CULEY-LE-PATRY

In the heart of Suisse-Normande, the region offers a marvellous playground for learning outdoor riding techniques. The riding centre is equipped with a 40x...

Equid'Ext
3, rue de la Cavelière , 14220 CULEY-LE-PATRY

 

FERME DE LA CORDIERE

VAL D'ARRY

This house faces South and you will enjoy the garden and its swimming pool. Numerous equestrian activities with instructor and guide (horses and ponies), ri...

Philippe & A-Marie FLAGUAIS
Ferme de la Cordière Hameau de Beljambe NOYERS-BOCAGE, 14210 VAL D'ARRY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 77 18 64

 

Gardens of the Château de Brécy

CREULLY SUR SEULLES

In the heart of the countryside, between Caen and Bayeux, simply marvel in the splendid formal garden at the Château de Brécy.

Gardens of the Château de Brécy
Château de Brécy , 14480 CREULLY SUR SEULLES
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 80 11 48

 

German Military Battery Site

LONGUES-SUR-MER

Located on the D-Day Landing beaches, between Arromanches and Port en Bessin, the Longues-sur-Mer German artillery battery is a major element of the Atlanti...

German Military Battery Site
, 14400 LONGUES-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 21 46 87

 

Gîte Bisson

MORTEAUX-COULIBOEUF

At 15 km from St Pierre s/Dives, this is a roomy gite and especially well equipped "multimedia": computer, web, TV with a 127cm screen. Badminton, fishing, ...



Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 90 37 62

 

Hôtel de France

ISIGNY-SUR-MER

2 starsNormandie Qualité Tourisme

The Hôtel de France is located in Isigny-sur-Mer, nestling between the Cotentin and Bessin Marshland natural regional park and the D-Day Landing beaches.

Hôtel de France
13 rue Emile Demagny , 14230 ISIGNY-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)6 33 97 55 71

 

Hôtel de La Poste

FALAISE

On the outskirts of Normandy's picturesque Suisse Normande area, the Hôtel de la Poste is located in Falaise, directly opposite the Château de la Fresnaye.

Hôtel de La Poste
38 rue Georges Clémenceau , 14700 FALAISE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 90 13 14

 

Hôtel du Golf de Clécy

CLECY

3 starsNormandie Qualité Tourisme

Located in Clécy, 22 miles to the south of Caen, in the heart of the picturesque and undulating Suisse Normande area, the Hôtel du Golf de Clécy offers 17 w...

Hôtel du Golf de Clécy
Manoir de Cantelou , 14570 CLECY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 69 72 72

 

La Cordière Equestrian Centre

VAL D'ARRY

The Ferme Equestre de la Cordière covers 26 hectares and is located 10 minutes from Caen. The riding centre is equipped with 2 indoor rings, 2 outdoor rings...

La Cordière Equestrian Centre
Ferme de la Cordière Hameau Beljambe NOYERS-BOCAGE, 14210 VAL D'ARRY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 77 18 64

 

La Cour Anteol

CONDE-EN-NORMANDIE

Located in the heart of Suisse Normande, the riding centre proposes 2 saddleries, boxes, a club house, 1 outdoor 60x20 training ring and 1 indoor 30x20 ring...

La Cour Anteol
Lieu dit La Quartrée SAINT-PIERRE-LA-VIEILLE, 14770 CONDE-EN-NORMANDIE

 

La Ferme du Rupalley

ISIGNY-SUR-MER

Angélique and David, young farmers will welcome you in their farmhouse and offer a large bright bedroom with a beautiful bathroom. In the fudge and cream co...

David et Angélique TOQUET
Le Rupalley , 14230 ISIGNY SUR MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 29 92

 

Mrs Corine LHIAUBET
La Haute Berterie Saint Pierre La Vieille , 14770 CONDE EN NORMANDIE

 

La Houle Rocks

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...

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

 



Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 69 36 47

 

Le Logis Nature

LES LOGES-SAULCES

Jerôme et Maud ZUCCONI
1 impasse de la Huannière , 14700 LES LOGES SAULCES
Telephone : 33 (0)6 73 59 65 82

 

Le Moulin d'Ajon

MAISONCELLES-SUR-AJON

GITES DE FRANCE - Calvados Accueil Réservation
Campus Effiscience 9 Rue Sedar Senghor, CS70450 , 14461 COLOMBELLES CEDEX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 77 46 24 - 33 (0)2 31 82 71 65

 

Le Refuge

LES ISLES-BARDEL

For a contryside stay in the heart of the Suisse Normande, you will choose le Refuge, a charming B and B set in a greenery environment. This comfortable, ro...

Johann et Ondine TESSIER
La Bourganière , 14690 LES ISLES BARDEL
Telephone : 33 (0)6 83 34 65 34 - 33 (0)9 52 03 12 87

 

Les Chambres de la Cour

LES MONTS D'AUNAY

La Cour de Valcongrain is a typic Norman architecture estate where you will appreciate the refined decoration. The little wood which lined the estate will e...

Fabienne DEPERIERS
La Cour de Valcongrain CAMPANDRE VALCONGRAIN, 14260 LES MONTS D'AUNAY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 79 35 50

 

Les Piéris - Copie

GRANDCAMP-MAISY

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Marc and Laurence welcom you in their tastefully decorated bedrooms, two are one level. Covered dining place. 2 minutes away driving from Grandcamps-maisy f...

Marc CHAPERON
le hameau poix , 14450 GRANDCAMP MAISY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 92 33 63 - 33 (0)6 51 61 75 41

 

Les Piéris - Copie

GRANDCAMP-MAISY

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Marc and Laurence welcom you in their tastefully decorated bedrooms, two are one level. Covered dining place. 2 minutes away driving from Grandcamps-maisy f...

Marc CHAPERON
le hameau poix , 14450 GRANDCAMP MAISY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 92 33 63 - 33 (0)6 51 61 75 41

 

Les Piéris - Copie

GRANDCAMP-MAISY

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Marc and Laurence welcom you in their tastefully decorated bedrooms, two are one level. Covered dining place. 2 minutes away driving from Grandcamps-maisy f...

Marc CHAPERON
le hameau poix , 14450 GRANDCAMP MAISY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 92 33 63

 

Les Piéris

GRANDCAMP-MAISY

Marc and Laurence welcom you in their tastefully decorated bedrooms, two are one level. Covered dining place. 2 minutes away driving from Grandcamps-maisy f...

Marc CHAPERON
le hameau poix , 14450 GRANDCAMP MAISY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 92 33 63 - 33 (0)6 51 61 75 41

 

Les Piéris

GRANDCAMP-MAISY

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Marc and Laurence welcom you in their tastefully decorated bedrooms, two are one level. Covered dining place. 2 minutes away driving from Grandcamps-maisy f...

Marc CHAPERON
le hameau poix , 14450 GRANDCAMP MAISY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 92 33 63

 

Les Veys Bay Oyster Beds

GRANDCAMP-MAISY

Guided tour of the Grandcamp-Maisy oyster farm in Normandy.

Les Veys Bay Oyster Beds
Base conchylicole , 14450 GRANDCAMP-MAISY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 21 46 00

 

Liberators Museum - Normandy 1944

ARROMANCHES-LES-BAINS

The Liberators Museum in Arromanches houses a collection of objects donated by veterans of the Battle of Normandy.

Liberators Museum - Normandy 1944
9, rue Colonel René Michel , 14117 ARROMANCHES-LES-BAINS
Telephone : 33 (0)2 14 08 60 98

 

M. et Mme Anquetil - Colleville-sur-mer

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER

Enjoy a stay in this small house located near the D-Day Landing sites, just a mile from the seafront

Mr and Mrs Roger Anquetil
Ferme des Mouettes , 14710 COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 42 53

 

Mr and Mrs Daniel Peschet
La Courbe , 14690 LES ISLES-BARDEL
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 69 83 89

 

Maisy Military Battery

GRANDCAMP-MAISY

Located in the vicinity of Pointe du Hoc, the German artillery battery in Maisy was an important feature in the German defensive line during the D-Day Landi...

Maisy Military Battery
7 Route des Perruques , 14450 GRANDCAMP-MAISY

 

Memorial Museum of Omaha Beach

SAINT-LAURENT-SUR-MER

On the shores of Omaha Beach, the Omaha Beach Memorial Museum reunites a find collection of uniforms, weapons, personal belongings and vehicles used during ...

Memorial Museum of Omaha Beach
Avenue de la Libération , 14710 SAINT-LAURENT-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 21 97 44

 

Miniature Railway

CLECY

With over 1,300 feet of track covering an area of 370 sq. yards, the miniature railway in Clécy is definitely worth a detour. 250 locomotives, 450 wagons, 6...

Miniature Railway
Les Fours à Chaux Rue d'Ermington , 14570 CLECY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 69 07 13

 

Missy Equestrian Centre
5 rue du Château MISSY, 14210 VAL D'ARRY

 

Mme DEPERIERS - LES MONTS D'AUNAY

LES MONTS D'AUNAY

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in a former farm, this is the ideal house for family or friends parties. The estate is on a wood lane. Rambling path nearby (GR 221). Horses are welcomed. 2...

Fabienne DEPERIERS
La Cour de Valcongrain Campandré-Valcongrain, 14260 LES MONTS D'AUNAY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 79 35 50

 

Mme LENOURICHEL - FORMIGNY LA BATAILLE

FORMIGNY LA BATAILLE

Stay at this XV century manorhouse, the ferme du Mouchel and enjoy the historical patrimony of this area. You will enjoy the quietness and you will apprecia...

Odile LENOURICHEL
Ferme du Mouchel , 14710 FORMIGNY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 53 79

 

Mont Pinçon Heath

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.

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

 

Mr BROGGI - AURE SUR MER

AURE SUR MER

This is a rustic and pleasant renovated house. Your host is wood carver and will be most please to tell about his craft or all about his region, the Bessin ...

Patrick BROGGI
La Flambardière 59 Route d'Omaha Beach , 14520 AURE SUR MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 87 81

 

Antoine CASTILLON
Le Mesnil , 14690 LA POMMERAYE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 69 40 94

 

Mr et Mme DUMONT - SAINT-REMY

SAINT-REMY

This flower-decked house built with the regional stone offers a nice terrace. There is a very beautiful view of the Suisse Normande landscape. Lots of rambl...

Michel et Christine DUMONT
1257 route de la Vallée , 14570 ST REMY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 69 78 64

 

Mr et Mme FLAGUAIS - VAL D'ARRY

VAL D'ARRY

These two cottages have been renovated in green and flowery surroundings and have a private patio. Horse lovers will enjoy the activities and installations ...

Philippe & A-Marie FLAGUAIS
Ferme de la Cordière Hameau de Beljambe NOYERS-BOCAGE, 14210 VAL D'ARRY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 77 18 64

 

Mr et Mme FLAGUAIS - VAL D'ARRY

VAL D'ARRY

These two cottages which have been renovated in the same These two cottages which have been renovated in the same building have nive flowery garden and a pr...

Philippe & A-Marie FLAGUAIS
Ferme de la Cordière Hameau de Beljambe NOYERS-BOCAGE, 14210 VAL D'ARRY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 77 18 64

 

Mr et Mme FLAGUAIS - VAL D'ARRY

VAL D'ARRY

Surrounded by green and flowers this gîte offers a light interior and a colourful decoration. The patio looks out onto the horse farm where riding enthusias...

Philippe & A-Marie FLAGUAIS
Ferme de la Cordière Hameau de Beljambe NOYERS-BOCAGE, 14210 VAL D'ARRY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 77 18 64

 

Mr et Mme FRANCOIS-CHAUVIN - MOULINS EN BESSIN

MOULINS EN BESSIN

If you want to spend a pleasant stay in a farm (fruit and vegetable production), chose the Grand Parc and its roomy chambre d'hote with flowery wallpaper ma...

Olivier et Anne FRANCOIS-CHAUVIN
Le Grand Parc , 14480 COULOMBS
Telephone : 33 (0)9 63 45 31 43

 

Mr et Mme HERMIER - ISIGNY-SUR-MER

ISIGNY-SUR-MER

In the main house, upstairs: 1 family room (1x140 bed, 1x140 extra bed and 1x90 bed), private shower room and toilet, 1 bdrm sleeping 4 (1 double, 2 bunk be...

Alain et Claude HERMIER
le bourg , 14230 LES OUBEAUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 23 02

 

Museum of Our Ancestors

SAINT-LAURENT-SUR-MER

Museum of Our Ancestors
8 rue Durant , 14710 SAINT-LAURENT-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 10 05 42

 

Museum of the Battle of Tilly-sur-Seulles 1944

TILLY-SUR-SEULLES

The Musée de la Bataille de Tilly-sur-Seulles tells the story of the battle between the 30th British Army Corps and the German troops around Tilly-sur-Seull...

Museum of the Battle of Tilly-sur-Seulles 1944
Chapelle Notre Dame du Val , 14250 TILLY-SUR-SEULLES

 

Museum of the Landings

ARROMANCHES-LES-BAINS

The D-Day Museum in Arromanches is a site not to be missed over your tour of the landing beaches. It offers a fascinating insight into how the famous artifi...

Museum of the Landings
Place du 6 Juin , 14117 ARROMANCHES-LES-BAINS
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 34 31

 

Museum of Underwater Wrecks

COMMES

Located near Port-en-Bessin, in the immediate vicinity of the D-Day Landing Beaches, the Shipwreck Museum reunites the ships wrecked during the Normandy Lan...

Museum of Underwater Wrecks
Route de Bayeux RD 6 , 14520 COMMES
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 21 17 06

 

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

 

Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER

Located in the heart of the D-Day Landing beaches, opposite the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, the brand new Overlord Museum exhibits the Leloup f...

Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach
Lotissement Omaha Center Rond-point du cimetière américain , 14710 COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 00 55

 

Saint Roch Chapel

PONT-D'OUILLY

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

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

 

Saint-Gabriel Priory

CREULLY SUR SEULLES

Located on the Norman abbey route, the priory was founded in 1058 by the Abbot of Fécamp.

Saint-Gabriel Priory
1 rue du Prieuré Saint-Gabriel-Brécy , 14480 CREULLY SUR SEULLES

 

SARL LA FERME DU VEY - LE VEY

LE VEY

Near the Orne River banks. Various activities (leisure or sports). The gites are comfortable and roomy. Rambling, fishing, volleyball grounds and table tenn...

SARL LA FERME DU VEY
P et I. BRISSET , 14570 CLECY/LE VEY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 69 71 02

 

The Domaine de Pontécoulant

PONTECOULANT

The Château de Pontécoulant, near Clécy and Condé-sur-Noireau, is one of the Suisse Normande area's most precious jewels.

The Domaine de Pontécoulant
Château , 14110 PONTECOULANT
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 69 62 54

 

Visitor Centre - American Cemetery of Normandy

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER

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

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

 

William the Conqueror's medieval Castle

FALAISE

Relive the story of William the Conqueror in 3D! An exceptional visit for the whole family to enjoy at Falaise Castle!

William the Conqueror's medieval Castle
Place Guillaume Le Conquérant , 14700 FALAISE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 41 61 44

 

ISIGNY-SUR-MER


, 14230 ISIGNY-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 28 28

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RYES


, 14400 RYES
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 28 28

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VAL D'ARRY


NOYERS-BOCAGE, 14210 VAL D'ARRY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 77 16 14 - 33 (0)2 31 79 70 45

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CLECY


, 14570 CLECY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 90 17 26

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