Days Out & Things to do in Normandy

Days Out & Things to do in Normandy - 46 Listings

  • Alligator Bay

    Formally the 'Reptilarium of Mont-St-Michel, Alligator Bay is located close to this famous Normandy landmark

  • Aquavire

    Heated indor swimming pools, indoor & outdoor water slides, sauna & Hammam pools. Parc De L'Europe av Gen de Gaulle, Vire (14).

  • Centre Juno Beach

    Devoted to the Candian landings on the beach and Canada today. Exhibitions and visits. At Voie des Francais Libres in Courseulles-sur-Mer (14).

  • Chateau de Bizy

    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).

  • Chateau de Nacqueville

    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).

  • Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant

    William the Conquerors birth place. Guided historical visits in English. In Falaise (14).

  • Chemin de Fer de la Vallee de l'Eure

    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).

  • Chemins de la Baie

    Crossings, guided walks and nature trails across the bay of Mont Saint Michel (50)

  • Chocolatrium

    Guided visits and tastings at this chocolate maker's chocolate 'museum' at Rte de Conches in Damville (27).

  • 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

    • Tel: 02 32 41 08 21
  • Colonel Rudder - D-Day Landings Boat Trips

    Guided tours by motor launch seating 65 with bar and toilets. Disabled access.

  • Croisieres a bord du Val d'Orne

    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.

    • Tel: 02 33 39 30 30
  • Cyclomundo - Pays d'Auge Bicycle Tour

    4-day self-guided bicycle tour through Normandy's Pays d'Auge's picture-perfect scenery: Honfleur, Beuvron-en-Auge, Cambremer.

  • D Day Landing Tours

    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.

  • D-Day Tours

    Organised guided tours of the Normandy battlefields and D Day beaches including handicapped or wheelchair access.

  • Dale Booth Normandy Tours

    D Day tours provided by a professional guide in all sectors of the Normandy Battlefield sites

  • Decouverte de la Baie

    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).

  • Gold Beach Evasion - Loisirs & Circuits

    Bus trip to the sights of D-Day, regional trips and sight seeing.

  • Ile Tatihou

    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).

  • L'Attelage 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).

    • Tel: 02 33 47 84 33/
      02 33 46 65 27
  • La Cite de la Mer

    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.

  • La Maison de la Nature et de l'Estuaire

    Bird sanctuary at Sallenelles between Ouistreham and Merville-Franceville (protected site). Learn about the water birds in the Orne Bay (14).

    • Tel: 02 31 78 71 06
  • La Paix lavender farm

    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)

  • 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).

    • Tel: 02 31 71 15 15
  • Le Val des Cimes - woodland adventure

    Woodland adventure park with activities for all ages. Located close to Saint-Gatien-des-Bois (14). Open daily between April and September.

  • Les Ponts d'Oure

    Country park & birdwatching area close to Carentan (50). Open daily 09:30 to 19:00.

  • Maisy Battery

    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).

  • Manoir de Bellou

    One of the largest and most beautiful Manors of the Pays d'Auge. 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.

    • Tel: 02 31 61 06 55
  • Mini-Golf et Parc Botanique

    Botanic park and mini-golf at Le Hamel Soyer 12 Km from Villedieu in La Baleine (50).

    • Tel: 02 33 61 76 66
  • Musee de Vieux la Romaine - Roman town

    Remains of a Roman town just 20 minutes from Caen. Exit 10 off the Caen ring road.

  • Musee du Chemin de Fer Miniature

    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).

  • Naturospace

    Tropical environment including plants and animals located Boulevard Charles V in Honfleur (14).

  • Normandie Aventures

    Organisation which proposes outings, walks, rides, boat trips and other outdoor activities and adventures. At 3 rue Torteron in Carentan (50).

    • Tel: 06 22 44 64 93
  • Normandy Battlefield Tours

    From a virtual tour including many photographs on the website to a set or personalised, even accompanied tour.

  • Normandy Now and Then

    Association for ex-servicemen and -women, provides a research and travel service.

  • Normandy Safaris

    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.

  • Normandy Sightseeing Tours

    Tours around Normandy, including to the landing beaches, Mont St-Michel and the Bayeux Tapestry. Based in Bayeux (14).

  • Normandy Tours

    Guided tours of the D-Day landing beaches and surrounding area by minibus upto 8 persons. (14)

  • OverlordTour

    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.

  • Parc Festyland

    Theme Park located at Caen-Carpiquet (14)

  • Parc Naturel Regional Normandie-Maine

    Canoeing and kayaking, walks, riding, climbing, cross-country trails, orientation and fishing. At the Maison du Parc in Carrouges (61).

  • Rose Arabians

    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.

  • Saint Martin Animal Park

    Animals of 30 species from 5 continents in 15 hectares of wooded parkland. Pony rides for children. At Montaigu-la-Brisette.

  • Viaduc de la Souleuvre

    Viaduct built by Gustav Eiffel and hosting bungy jumping, an adventure park plus giant flying fox. Located at La Ferriere-Harang (14)

  • Villa Strassburger

    Gustave Flaubert's sumptuous villa. Visits in July and August only, Tuesday and Wednesday from 15:00 to 16:00. At ave Strassburger in Deauville (14).

  • Zoo de Jurques

    Zoo located at Jurques (14), 20 minutes South West of Caen

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