What to do in Normandy?

Discover must-see places during your stay in Normandy

Facing the sea, enjoy the calm of our hotel Villa Andry. Our central location is ideal for visiting the must-see places in Normandy such as Caen, Honfleur, Bayeux, Falaise, Deauville or Cabourg.

Whether you come as a couple, with family or friends, a large number of tourist and cultural activities are available to you. We have selected for you some ideas of emblematic places of our beautiful Normandy region.

Discover Ouistreham

Discover Norman culinary specialties, breathe the sea air on the beach, take a walk at the Pointe du Siege, fly over the region in a helicopter or stroll through the shops of the Avenue de la mer, it's pleasant and essential for a stay of relaxation. Everything is within walking distance, once parked, you can forget about your car.

Riva Bella Beach

200 meters from Villa Andry, take a walk on the long Riva-Bella beach. And for the more athletic among you, find many activities to do as a couple, with family, friends or alone.

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City Pass Caenla Sea

Take advantage of the City Pass and visit Caen la Mer at very attractive rates

Enjoy free access to many museums, sites, visits such as: The Memorial of Caen, the Ornavik or Festyland Park, the House of Nature and the Estuary

How it works :

– choice of 3 formulas: 24h, 48h, 72h

– the City Pass starts when you scan it on your first visit.


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Water activities

200 meters from Villa Andry, you will find several activities to spice up your stay: Sand yachting, Wake-Board or Kitesurfing. Other land activities by the sea are also present.

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Thrill seekers, a karting unique in France is present 500 meters from Villa Andry. For adults and children alike

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Ouistreham lighthouse

5 minutes from Villa Andry, take part in an unusual visit, that of the Ouistreham lighthouse. 38 meters high, this lighthouse is the only one open to visitors in Calvados.

5 min

Horse riding

5 minutes from Villa Andry, the Equestrian Center of Ouistreham offers horseback riding on the beach, to make your stay even more magical.

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Cycling Lanes – 2 km away

3 cycle routes cross Ouistreham: La Vélo Francette, the greenway and the EuroVélo 4 linking Roscoff to kyiv. electric bikes now in our hotel Villa Andry.

10 minutes

The tip of the seat

A stone's throw from the Port of Ouistreham Riva-Bella, departure for a 100% nature getaway! At the heart of a protected area and a real ornithological refuge, head for the Pointe du Siege and the Orne Estuary!

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D-Day in Normandy, immerse yourself in the history of the landings

Want a story? Discover the historic sites of the Normandy landings

The landing beaches

200 meters from Villa Andry, take a walk on Sword Beach, one of the main landing beaches in Normandy along with Utah Beach, Omaha Beach and Juno Beach.

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Museums around the landing

And because Ouistreham and its surroundings were marked by the Second World War, visit the museums to immerse yourself in the history of the landings. In Ouistreham, find the Atlantic Wall Museum and the Commando N°4 Museum (50 m).

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Pegasus Bridge

Located 8 minutes from Villa Andry by car, the Pegasus Bridge is a historic monument in Calvados, marking the history of the Normandy landings. Come and find out!

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Caen Memorial

The Caen Memorial, Museum for Peace is located 20 minutes from Villa Andry. This museum is dedicated to the history of the 20th century: The Battle of Normandy, the landing of June 6, 1944, the Second World War... An essential place for fans of events linked to D-day.

20 mins

The American Cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer

A must-visit during your stay in Normandy, the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, which overlooks Omaha Beach, is located 50 minutes from Villa Andry.

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Discover Caen and the history of William the Conqueror

Medieval City, do you know the historical heritage of Caen?

Come and taste the Norman welcome, admire the architecture of the city, with the famous stones of Caen and immerse yourself in the history of William the Conqueror.

Caen Castle

Visit one of the largest castles in Europe, 20 minutes from Villa Andry. Founded in 1060 by William the Conqueror, this castle is a mythical place in Normandy.

20 mins

The Ladies' Abbey

The Abbaye aux Dames, founded by Mathilde de Flandre, wife of William the Conqueror, overlooks the city of Caen. Discover the 950 years of history of this abbey through its guided tours.

20 mins

The Abbey of Men

The Abbaye aux Hommes, founded by Guillaume Le Conquérant in 1063, is a historic and splendid place to visit absolutely! In its surroundings you can also admire the famous town hall of Caen.

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Normandy by bike

La Vélo Francette – From Normandy to the Atlantic

The Vélomaritime® – A route with a view of the sea

Interactive map

For even more outing ideas: Consult our interactive map