Tourism

What to do in Normandy?

Discover places to visit during your stay in Normandy


Facing the sea, enjoy the calm of our hotel-restaurant Villa Andry. Our central location is ideal for visiting the main places of Normandy like Caen, Honfleur, Bayeux, Deauville or Cabourg.

 

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

Discover Caen and the history of William the Conqueror

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

Come and taste the Normand welcome, admire the architecture of the city, with the famous stones of Caen and soak up the history of William the Conqueror.

Caen Castle – 20 minutes away

the Caen Memorial. Designed to commemorate the Battle of Normandy, this museum is primarily an international cultural centre dedicated to 20th century history and peace. The theatres are superbly presented thanks to modern theatrical arrangements that make the most of the films. The one dedicated to D-Day is exciting because it allows, on a giant screen, to follow the D-Day simultaneously.

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L'abbaye aux Dames – 20 minutes away

The Abbaye aux Dames, 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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L'abbaye aux Hommes – 25 minutes away

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

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Discover Ouistreham

Discover Normandy culinary specialties, breathe the sea air on the beach, stroll at the Pointe du Siege, fly over the region by helicopter or stroll in the boutiques of the Avenue de la Mer, It is pleasant and essential for a relaxing stay. Everything is within walking distance, once parked, you can forget your car.

Beach of Riva-Bella – At 200 m

200 metres from Villa Andry, walk along the long Riva-Bella beach. And for the most sporty of you, find many activities to do as a couple, family, friends or solo.

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Water Activities – 200 m

200 metres from Villa Andry, you will find several activities to spice up your stay: Char à voile, Wake-Board or Kitesurf. Other land-based seafront activities are also present.

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Karting – 500 m away

Fans of thrills, a unique karting in France is present 500 meters from the Villa Andry. For large and for small

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Ouistreham Lighthouse – 5 minutes away

5 minutes from Villa Andry, take part in an unusual tour of the Ouistreham lighthouse. This lighthouse is 38 metres high and is the only one open to visiting in the calvados.

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Horseback Riding – 5 minutes

Just 5 minutes from Villa Andry, the Equestrian centre of Ouistreham offers horseback rides on the beach, making your stay even more magical.

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Cycling lanes – 2 km

3 cycling lanes cross Ouistreham: La Vélo Francette, la voie verte and EuroVélo 4 which connects Roscoff to Kiev. Book electric bikes now at our Villa Andry hotel.

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

Want history? Discover the historic places of the Normandy landing

Landing beaches – 200 m

200 metres from Villa Andry, stroll along the beach of Sword Beach, one of the main Normandy landing beaches with Utah Beach, Omaha Beach and Juno Beach.

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Museums around landing – 600 m

And because Ouistreham and its surroundings were marked by World War II, visit museums to immerse yourself in the history of the landing. In Ouistreham, you’ll find the Musée du Mur de l’Atlantique and the Musée du Commando N°4 (50 m).

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Pegasus Bridge – 8 minutes

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

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Caen Memorial – 20 minutes away

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 on June 6, 1944, the Second World War… A must-see for D-day event enthusiasts.

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Colleville-sur-Mer American Cemetery – 50 minutes away

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

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