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 unmissable places of Normandy such as Caen, Honfleur, Bayeux, Deauville or Cabourg.

Whether you come as a couple, 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, walk to the Pointe du Siege, fly over the region by helicopter or stroll in 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 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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Nautical activities

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

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Thrill-seekers, a unique go-kart in France is located 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.

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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 routes - 2 km away

3 cycle lanes cross Ouistreham: La Vélo Francette, the green lane and EuroVelo 4 which connects Roscoff to Kiev. Book now electric bikes in our hotel Villa Andry.

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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 Pointe du Seat and the Orne estuary!

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

Want some history? Discover the historic sites of the Normandy landings

The landing beaches

200 meters from Villa Andry, take a stroll on Sword Beach, one of the main landing beaches in Normandy 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 D-Day 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 Pégasus 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 6th century: The Battle of Normandy, the landing of June 1944, XNUMX, the Second World War… A must-see for those who are passionate about events linked to D-day.

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The American Cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer

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

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Discover Caen and the story 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 soak up the history of William the Conqueror.

Château de Caen

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.

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The Ladies' Abbey

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

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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

La Vélomaritime® - An itinerary with a sea view

Interactive Map

For even more outing ideas: Consult our interactive map