Days Out & Things to do in Normandy
La Maison de la Nature et de lEstuaire
Bird sanctuary at Sallenelles between Ouistreham and Merville-Franceville (protected site). Learn about the water birds in the Orne Bay (14).
Manoir de Bellou
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.
LAttelage des Grandes Marees
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).
Croisieres a bord du Val dOrne
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.
Organisation which proposes outings, walks, rides, boat trips and other outdoor activities and adventures. At 3 rue Torteron in Carentan (50).
Mini-Golf et Parc Botanique
Botanic park and mini-golf at Le Hamel Soyer 12 Km from Villedieu in La Baleine (50).
Le Souterroscope Des Ardoisieres
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).
Circuit Train et Velo
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