Top 5 summer activities in Caen and Ouistreham

Your summer on the Côte de Nacre promises to be colorful. The cities of Ouistreham and Caen offer you the opportunity to go out and enjoy your holidays in Normandy through various activities. Whether you are alone, as a couple or with your children, there will be something for everyone. Visits, shows, exhibitions… Discover now our not-to-be-missed selection!


Our favorite activities for this summer

Exhibition of Steve McCurry in Caen

An emblematic figure of photography, Steve McCurry draws up a retrospective of his journey in his sublime ICONS exhibition composed of 93 photographs. The artist tells us about a new way of seeing the world that leads to reflection on the human condition. The strength of his works lies in the fact that they raise international issues that are still present in our lives today.

It is within theCaen City Hall that you will be able to contemplate his portraits and his remarkable landscapes photographed all over the world, such as the famous "Afghan girl with green eyes" taken in 1984. To see until September 15.

exhibition steve mccurry caen - afghan girl with green eyes to discover during your stay in a charming hotel, Normandy   Caen city hall to discover for your romantic weekend in Normandy

Vintage car rally

Amateur of beautiful bodies? Classic car rallies are made for you! Gorgeous vehicles with chrome paint and shiny rims come together every Sunday. These presentations are organized by the twinning committee with Angmering. Come and admire them in the mornings from 10AM to 12PM on the Esplanade praise in Ouistreham, very close to the Riva Bella Casino.

Ouistreham Vintage Car Gathering

Fireworks and Disney pyromusical show in Ouistreham

To the delight of the little ones, the fireworks Saturday August 13 in Ouistreham Rive Bella will put the characters of Disney in the spotlight! It's time to come with your children to the port and enjoy an exceptional magical show for an evening. This family outing is free in Ouistreham and the start of the fireworks is scheduled for 22h30.

Ouistreham fireworks

Family outing to the Caen Memorial

School holidays at the Memorial are synonymous with guided tours. They are specially set up so that you can discover all the details of the history of the Battle of Normandy, in complete tranquility. During 1h45, your guide will tell you about the major events of the Second World War using the remains on display but also a suitcase filled with objects ! The family visit is reserved for children from 8 years old. We strongly advise you to reserve your slot in advance to be sure of having your place!

Caen memorial visit with family


Guided tour of the Landing Beaches by van

Want to know more about WWII? So go explore the famous landing beaches this summer with the help of a driver-guide. Normandie Car Service and its air-conditioned shuttles are waiting for you to take a tour of the remarkable sites, such as:

  • Omaha Beach
  • The American Cemetery
  • The batteries of Longues-sur-Mer
  • Arromanches

Your half-day circuit by minibus is to be reserved for a minimum of three participants. Your private tour of the landing beaches starts from Caen city center at 12 p.m. for a return at 19 p.m. Needless to say that you are invited to eat before your visit.

american cemetery colleville sur mer to discover during your stay in our hotel near the landing beaches

Take advantage of all these ideas for outings during your well-being weekend in Normandy

Only 20min from Caen by car, our boutique is ideally located in Ouistreham to offer you easy access to all these activities. At the end of the day, you will be free to sip a cold drink on the terrace of our establishment or in front of the panoramic view from the bar. For even more relaxation, choose our Superior Sea View Room with its windows that give a splendid view of the Rive Bella beach.

Our team obviously remains at your disposal to find what to do in Caen during your summer in Normandy. Ask us and we will respond to your needs!


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