Activities in winter Ouistreham

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

Some ideas for outings for this winter in Caen la Mer

The walks

The tip of the seat, Orne Estuary nature reserve, unmissable nature walk in Ouistreham (about 1h20 walk round trip from the hotel to the tip). Climb the few steps of the observation tower and discover the local flora and fauna.


House of Nature and the Estuary, located in Sallenelles, you can get there by car or by bike. You will then discover on foot one of the largest protected natural areas of Calvados. Along the paths along the Orne you can observe the fauna and flora, more than 400 species of birds have been recorded and it is not uncommon to see a seal or seals. The House of Nature and the Estuary offers permanent and temporary exhibitions as well as guided tours.


From Ouistreham beach to Luc-sur-Mer, ideal for young and old alike, about 4 hours round trip on foot or 1 hour by bike in complete safety. Walk along the coast and observe the Norman architecture, half-timbered or Caen stone villas built from the XNUMXth century and which give our coast a typical landscape. End your walk by visiting the whale park in Luc-sur-Mer, which retraces the story of the Whale that was stranded in 1885. If you look closely, you will see its skeleton there. The large playground is very popular with children: wooden huts, slides, swings are freely accessible.


The Wood of Caprice, located in 3 municipalities, offers a nature trail 2,5 km easy, with information terminals, through the woods, ponds and meadows from Saint Aubin d'Arquenais (10 minutes by car). Also accessible on foot from Ouistreham, it takes 2 hours to complete the loop. The app Guidigo will punctuate your family outing. Children will appreciate the large playground, the skate park, the football/basketball field and you can try out the outdoor fitness area for adults.


Bike outings


Many cycle paths crisscross the territory of Caen la Mer and Calvados. They have been fitted out and signposted and allow you to travel in complete safety to visit the region. The Voie Verte which runs along the Orne canal will allow you to reach the center of Caen in 1 hour. A new loop will be inaugurated in March, which will go around Ouistreham, Colleville-Montgomery, Hermanville-sur-mer, Lion-sur-mer, Saint Aubin d'Arquenay and Bénouville.


Ouistreham is also the starting or finishing point of the Vélo Francette which goes to La Rochelle. It is also a stage of the Vélomaritime which connects Roscoff in Brittany to Bray-Dune in the North over 1500 km.


Our hotel is labeled Accueil Vélo, you will find a shelter to park your bikes safely.


Riva Rentals, is located on the avenue de la Mer just 5 minutes walk from our hotel. You will be able to rent a bike for the 1/2 day, for the day, or even for the week for the most ambitious (-its).

Visits for young and old


Ouistreham Lighthouse, 15 minutes on foot from the hotel, guided tour on Tuesday 14, 21 February, 11 and 18 April, 10 or 11 a.m., meeting at the foot of the lighthouse, Reservations at the tourist office on 02 31 97 18 63.


The Delicate, sound walk Around 1h30, equipped with a parasol to discover the history of Ouistreham Riva Bella and Colleville-Montgomery, departing from the tourist office. On sale at reception or directly at the office. Open from January.


The Big Bunker, in Ouistreham, an 8-minute walk from the hotel, immersion in the blockhouse which retraces the history of the Atlantic Wall in Normandy. Open from February 5.


The Caen Memorial, 20 minutes from Ouistreham, the museum tells the whole story of World War II. Open from January 24.


The Fine Arts of Caen, museum which sits within the walls of the Château, 25 minutes from Ouistreham, one of the most important museums in terms of European paintings from the XNUMXth to the XNUMXth century. Take the opportunity to see the new statue of William the Conqueror and Mathilde of Flanders at the foot of the Castle. Open from January.


Garden plants from Caen, 25 minutes from Ouistreham, this Botanical Garden presents several thousand species including rare species.


Old Roman, museum and archaeological site, 30 minutes from Ouistreham, you can discover the ancient site of the villa of Aregenua, the capital which administered the territories of present-day Normandy in the 1st century AD. Open from XNUMX February. Regular fun activities are organized for children.


Take advantage of all these outing ideas during your stay in Normandy

Only 20 minutes 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 enjoy sipping a drink in our cozy armchairs in front of the panoramic view from the bar.

With us to each his desires to each his stay: in couple. as in family. as soloInter as a group and take advantage of our offers from the moment !

Our team is of course at your disposal to advise you on the most suitable formula for your stay and on the activities to do.


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