Tourism and leisure by the sea

What to do during your holidays in Normandy ?

Activities on the seaside in Asnelles

ASNELLES NAUTICAL RECREATION CENTER

Located 12 min walk from your cottage
Land yachting, Catamaran, Windsurfing, Sea kayaking, Paddle, Speed-sail, Sea excursion and Banana boat are waiting for you!

Visit of the D-Day

Visit of the D-Day

ARROMANCHES

At 7 minutes by car from your cottage.

 

Let’s discover the city of Arromanches, the historic site

of the Normandy landing.

 

You will be able to visit the Artificial Port, the Landing Museum and the museum Arromanches 360°C

OMAHA BEACH
Located at 35 minutes by car from Asnelles.

Emblematic place of landing in Normandy during the Second World War when the allies lost the most soldiers, which earned him the nickname "bloody Omaha" (Omaha la sanglante).

You can also visit nearby the Overlord Museum which traces the history of the Second World War, from the year 1935 until the liberation of Paris in 1945.

AMERICAN COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER CEMETERY
At 35 minutes by car from your holiday house.

Located above the beach of Omaha Beach, this cemetery honors the American soldiers who died during the Second World War in Normandy.

You can also visit the British cemetery in Bayeux in Calvados and the German cemetery in La Cambe also in Calvados.

MEMORIAL OF CAEN

At 30 minutes by car from your gite.

This museum for peace traces the history of the 20th century, to discover and understand Normandy from 1918 to nowadays through landmark events such as the Normandy Landings, the Battle of Normandy or the Cold War.


Discover Normandy

BAYEUX

At 20 minutes by car from your holiday house.

 

You will enjoy walking in the charming streets of Bayeux and its shops.

Do not forget to visit Notre Dame de Bayeux Cathedral in the city center as well as the Bayeux Tapestry to (re)discover the history of William the Conqueror.

CAEN

At 35 minutes by car from Asnelles.

Discover the beautiful city of Caen in the Calvados.

It’s a city with an exceptional historical heritage of William the Conqueror. You can visit Abbaye aux Hommes, the Abbaye aux Dames, Caen Castle and / or stroll around the city center and have lunch in the Vaugueux district.


LE MONT SAINT MICHEL

It’s located at less than 2 hours driving from your cottage.

Spend a pleasant day with family or friends out of time at Mont Saint Michel.
A must-visit destination in Normandy, Mont Saint-Michel is the most visited Norman tourist site.
This place of pilgrimage was built between the XIth and the XVIth century is THE visit to do during your stay!