Days Out & Things to do in Normandy

D Day tours provided by a professional guide in all sectors of the Normandy Battlefield sites
Devoted to the Candian landings on the beach and Canada today. Exhibitions and visits. At Voie des Francais Libres in Courseulles-sur-Mer (14).
Remains of a Roman town just 20 minutes from Caen. Exit 10 off the Caen ring road.
Animals of 30 species from 5 continents in 15 hectares of wooded parkland. Pony rides for children. At Montaigu-la-Brisette.
Botanic park and mini-golf at Le Hamel Soyer 12 Km from Villedieu in La Baleine (50).
Theme Park located at Caen-Carpiquet (14)
4-day self-guided bicycle tour through Normandys Pays dAuges picture-perfect scenery: Honfleur, Beuvron-en-Auge, Cambremer.
Guided crossings of the the bay of Mont Saint-Michel with different themes; walks and tours. Based at the Maison du Guide, 1 rue Montoise, Genets (50).
Visit battlefields made famous in The Longest Day, Band of Brothers & Saving Private Ryan with native English speaking guides. Private tours to the American, British and Canadian sectors or an itinerary tailored to suit.
Visit the beaches at low tide on a horse driven carriage and discover the oyster and mussel sites. Trip takes two and a half hours. At 45 rue de la Mielle in Gouville-sur-Mer (50).
Day trips on the old train line between Rouen and Orleans through the Eure valley. Also a programme of special events and trips throughout the year. Details on the website (in French).
Tours around Normandy, including to the landing beaches, Mont St-Michel and the Bayeux Tapestry. Based in Bayeux (14).
Guided tours of the chateau and park of Nacqueville. Chateau is a fortified manor from 1510 and the gardens were created in the 1830s. In Urville-Nacqueville (50).
Recently uncovered German gun battery which had been hidden for 60 years. Open 7 days a week from 10:00 - 18:00. Route des Perruques, Grandcamp Maisy (14).
In groups of no more than 6 people. 5 nights in rural Normandy visiting Omaha Beach, American War Cemetery, Battlefields, Bayeux Tapestry, Monets Garden, Falaise Gap some pretty Chasteaux.
Guided visits and tastings at this chocolate makers chocolate museum at Rte de Conches in Damville (27).
Formally the Reptilarium of Mont-St-Michel, Alligator Bay is located close to this famous Normandy landmark
Zoo located at Jurques (14), 20 minutes South West of Caen
Bird sanctuary at Sallenelles between Ouistreham and Merville-Franceville (protected site). Learn about the water birds in the Orne Bay (14).
Equestrian centre. Offers hacks, treks, endurance/TREC competitions. Beginners, advanced riders. Courses for children during holidays, pony picnic-Utah. Ride all year, liveries and summer rides on Utah beach.
One of the biggest miniature railways in Europe with 400m of track, 250 locomotives, 450 carriages, 650 house and more. Crepes and cider to consume in the garden. At Les Fours a Chaux in Clecy (14).
From a virtual tour including many photographs on the website to a set or personalised, even accompanied tour.
Bus trip to the sights of D-Day, regional trips and sight seeing.
Guided tours by motor launch seating 65 with bar and toilets. Disabled access.
Viaduct built by Gustav Eiffel and hosting bungy jumping, an adventure park plus giant flying fox. Located at La Ferriere-Harang (14)
Woodland adventure park with activities for all ages. Located close to Saint-Gatien-des-Bois (14). Open daily between April and September.
Gustave Flauberts sumptuous villa. Visits in July and August only, Tuesday and Wednesday from 15:00 to 16:00. At ave Strassburger in Deauville (14).
Canoeing and kayaking, walks, riding, climbing, cross-country trails, orientation and fishing. At the Maison du Parc in Carrouges (61).
William the Conquerors birth place. Guided historical visits in English. In Falaise (14).
Organisation which proposes outings, walks, rides, boat trips and other outdoor activities and adventures. At 3 rue Torteron in Carentan (50).
All year round on Sundays, boat trip, departing Putanges-Pont-Ecrepin for a 16km boat trip on the Lac de Rabodanges. Lunch and dinner trips every day except tuesday with reservation during summer.
Tropical environment including plants and animals located Boulevard Charles V in Honfleur (14).
La Cité de la Mer opened its doors in April 2002, in the old Transatlantic Terminal of Cherbourg (50). It is the ideal place to discover the adventures of man in the deep seas.
Crossings, guided walks and nature trails across the bay of Mont Saint Michel (50)
Country park & birdwatching area close to Carentan (50). Open daily 09:30 to 19:00.
Castle in splendid grounds to visit at Avenue des Capucins in Vernon. Open daily except Mondays from 1 April-1 November 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00. Vernon (27).
Tatihou Island has sea birds, nature, a Vauban fort, a maritime laboratory from 1887, seasonal boat rides and walks. Also other seasonal programmes. Near St-Vaast-la-Houge (50).
Association for ex-servicemen and -women, provides a research and travel service.
Guided tours in air conditioned mini-bus visiting public and private sites of historic interest to those wishing to discover the history of the Normandy landings.
Underground adventures. Slate mines, caves, underground lake, magic mirrors, tunnels and galleries. Bring warm clothing (10) only). Creperie, restaurant, minigolf and shop close by. In Caumont-l-Evente (14).
Lavender farm in full bloom during July and perfume distillation starting at the end of July. Free entry every day. Cafe in the grounds for cream teas. Located in St. Germain du Crioult (14)
From 27 June to 5 September on Sundays and Public Holidays. Depart Honfleur or Pont-Audemer for easy bike ride of 30-40 km on country roads, lunch at Pont-Audermer or Honfleur, return on the tourist train (with your bike). Reservations seven days in advan
Guided tours of the D-Day landing beaches and surrounding area by minibus upto 8 persons. (14)
One of the largest and most beautiful Manors of the Pays dAuge. Dating from the 15th century, classed as an historic monument. to visit from 5 July-18 August, 10:30-12:30 and 15:00-19:00. Can also be visited by appointment.
Heated indor swimming pools, indoor & outdoor water slides, sauna & Hammam pools. Parc De LEurope av Gen de Gaulle, Vire (14).
Organised guided tours of the Normandy battlefields and D Day beaches including handicapped or wheelchair access.
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