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TownAmblieReviers at 2.5 km (5 min)
Insee code14008Creully at 4.5 km (7 min)
Postcode14480Banville at 5 km (9 min)
Latitude49.2891430Colombiers-sur-Seulles at 5.7 km (7 min)
Longitude-0.4903480Lantheuil at 5.8 km (7 min)
AltitudeFrom 2 to 53 metersBény-sur-Mer at 6.4 km (9 min)
Surface5.82 km²Fontaine-Henry at 6.4 km (10 min)
Population270 inhabitantsSaint-Gabriel-Brécy at 6.5 km (9 min)
Density46 inhabitants/km²Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer at 6.6 km (12 min)
Chief townCaen (at 20 km, 24 min)Tierceville at 6.9 km (8 min)
DepartmentCalvadosLe Fresne-Camilly at 7.6 km (10 min)
RegionLower NormandySearch another town


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Nestled in the middle of two valleys, and Thue Seulles, this county is located halfway between Bayeux and Caen.

A little history ...

The presence of man is as old as evidenced by human traces back to antiquity. For several centuries, the territory is attached to the French nobility. The textile industry is developed in the 19th century. Water mills established along the Thue, who still operate until 1945, the son and treat textiles but also the grain. After the First World War, farmers settled on the Belgian territory. Spared during the Second World War, although very close to landing beaches, Amblie assists in Caen hosting a refugee center and injured thousands of victims.


  • The Church: The Romanesque nave dates from the 12th century, the facade was redone in the 13th century. Its portal is surrounded by a torus decorated with rings, because that is rare in very few places in France.
  • Castle Family Achard of Bonvouloir: Castle Family Bonvouloir Achard of the 19th century belongs to descendants of one of the companions of William the Conqueror in the Battle of Hastings. It is surrounded by a large park. During the Second World War, a camp designed to accommodate the thousands of victims and injured to the city of Caen is installed in the building.
  • The castle of a place called "Les Planches" In the 16th century, the area belongs to the family of boards and through marriage to du Buisson de Courson. This house is listed as an historic monument in 1982.
  • The fortified farms: Several typical farmhouses with their courtyard, the oldest 13th-century dovecote, stables, bakery, its breadbasket, have been redesigned in the 19th century.
  • Mills: Located on Route des Moulins, the village in the 19th century had a dozen mills located on the river Thue. Today, the mills are unfortunately without wheels. The "Moulin de la Porte," which had two wheels housed in the Landing Canteen Canadians.
  • The old footbridge: Located after the last mill Amblie, this bridge limestone Creully in 1743 and has been restored.
  • The quarry stone Orival: Vintage Merovingian, this career has been exploited in the open. This stone called "tile of Orival" stronger than that of Caen, was used in the construction of monuments such as the cathedral of Bayeux. This site is being classified "heritage site".
  • The Hamlet of Pierrepont: Pierrepont is a village attached to the village Amblie which includes 250 inhabitants. This picturesque village is no lack of charm: its old buildings, narrow streets, its bridge to the 16th century, a splendid Gothic church (he must climb sixty stairs to access ...).


  • The town of Creully, located 2 km, offers all the services and shops and an interesting historical heritage.
  • Landing Beaches 6 km.
  • Bayeux and Caen 15 km.
  • Ouistreham, "the gateway to Britain", 20 minutes.
  • Historic Sites: Memorial de Caen - Museums Landing - Cemeteries military ...
  • Religious heritage: churches and chapels, abbeys, monasteries, basilicas ...
  • Sites and museums: Aquariums - Fossil House - House of the Whale - sites and protected nature reserves - Archaeological Sites - Parks and gardens - many castles and manors - Museums Arts and Traditions - Amusement Parks - Educational Farms - Zoos -- Stud ...
  • Contracts on the Côte de Nacre: Markets Antiques, gourmet markets, night markets, fish markets and many weekly markets.
  • Sports & Recreation: Hiking, equestrian, cycling - Sailing - Canoeing - Rowing - Sailing Sand - Beach Club - Riding - Golf - Miniature Golf - Karting - bicycle rentals, mountain biking, quads, boats - Cruises - Cruising - Boating - Diving - Promenade and sea fishing - Bungee Jumping - Climbing - ULM - Parasailing - Walks by jeep, horse-drawn carriage, donkey Air - Guinguettes - Casinos - Nightclubs ...
  • Thalassotherapy: Several institutes fitness, pools of warm seawater, steam, care, spa ...
  • Food: Production of cider, perry, knob, calvados - Raising oysters and mussels - Cookie craft - Cheese - Manufacturing of beer ...
  • Arts & Crafts: Pottery Workshops - Angora Wool - Embroidery point Bayeux - Lace - Manufacture of umbrellas - Made of brass and pewter - Craftsmen ...
  • Celebrations: Many different and varied festivals (street, film and cinema, puppet, products AOC, Art Voice, International Circus World bridge ...) - Various festivals including those of boating, Seamen, medieval, nature and flower - Fairs - Jumping International - Sounds and lights ...
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Quad or buggy on the D-Day beachesSports sensationsFrom 55 € to 210 €Asnelles (8.9 km)

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French cuisine restaurantLa Maison Bleue  
bassin ostréiculture, vu sur le phare le moulin, cadre agreable. maison longère normande en longere, bistrot d'un coté et l'autre coté plus chic côté veranda. esprit de famille convivialité....
Located 5.5 km from Amblie36 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantRestaurant Hôtel de Paris   NEW
Located 5.6 km from Amblie30 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Pêcherie  
Located in the charming seaside town of Courseulles-sur-Mer in Calvados, La Pêcherie opens its doors to the discovery of a refined cuisine in a beautiful setting. This is a beautiful...
Located 5.7 km from Amblie39 € per person 

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House with 2 bedroomsLa bessine    
The Bessin is located in Lower Normandy between Arromanches and Courseulles on Wed A great place to visit the landing beaches and all musés. Nous offer calmness and good humor of a...
Located 3 km from Amblie59 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLa Roseraie : 3 epis gites de france    
In the calm of a 1800m² jardinfleuri entouréd'un stone wall. A comfortable old house vouspropose cozy 3 CH. internet access in rooms.
Located 4.5 km from Amblie53 € the double room 
Farm with 4 bedroomsA marée hôtes clevacances 2 clefs    
4 bedrooms, one familiale, comfortable, fully renovated stone buildings, each tastefully decorated room has a separate entrance (large windows) each room has a tv, dvd, refrigerator...
Located 4.8 km from Amblie53 € the double room 

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Farm for 4 personsFerme de Pierrepont  
At the heart of Normandy, Eliane Fiquet Ringoot you a warm welcome in a family atmosphere at the farm in Pierrepont. Its locations Gîtes de France enjoy a very pleasant comfort with...
Located in AmblieFrom 265 € to 450 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsStudio 4 personnes plein sud
Renovated, located on the 4th floor with elevator, opposite the sea with a large balcony, you just have to cross the pedestrian promenade to be on the beach (10 meters), a parking space...
Located 6 km from AmblieFrom 275 € to 435 € per week 
Mobile-Home for 8 personsMobil-home dans camping pour 8 per
Beautiful mobile hôme 34 m ² + terrace, it is rented throughout the year, week, weekend or other, it is in the 4-star campsite Bernières sea, in summer you get the benefits of camping,...
Located 6.4 km from AmblieFrom 350 € to 750 € per week 

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268 places over 5 haLe havre de bernieres     NEW
Ideally located in Normandy, 2 km from Courseulles sea, 20 km from Caen in the Calvados department in the heart of D-day beaches and 300 m from a sandy beach, we offer several opportunities...
Located 6.4 km from AmblieFrom 20.20 € to 34.30 € per day 
160 places over 10 haChâteau de Martragny  
Camping 4 star family 160 pitches, 4 tents lodge, two cottages and 5 guest rooms in the castle. Pool, tennis and playground for children. The bar & brasserie, the grocery store and...
Located 9.2 km from AmblieFrom 27.20 € to 33.50 € per day 
220 places over 4,5 haLa capricieuse    
Family camp located 50 meters from the sea and close to shops. Pitches for tents, caravans and camper. Chalets and mobile homes. Camping labeled 'Quality Camping'
Located 10.1 km from AmblieFrom 14.24 € to 17.55 € per day 

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Hostellerie Saint Martin - Hotel in AmblieHostellerie Saint Martin     
This hotel is located less than 5 minutes on foot from Château de Creully. It offers en suite rooms, a restaurant and free on-site parking. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel....
Located 3.5 km from AmblieRoom from 61 €
Ferme de La Ranconniere - Hotel in AmblieFerme de La Ranconniere     
Ferme de la Rançonnière et Manoir de Mathan is 3 km from the Normandy Coast. It offers traditionally furnished rooms, each with a private bathroom, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. The...
Located 4.8 km from AmblieRoom from 70 €
Pierre & Vacances Résidence Le Chant des Oiseaux - Hotel in AmbliePierre & Vacances Résidence Le Chant des Oiseaux     
Located in the Lower Normandy region, this residence is a 4-minute walk from Courseulles-sur-Mer Marina. It offers accommodations with a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom, and guest...
Located 5.3 km from AmblieRoom from 52 €

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Pierre & Vacances Village Club Normandy Garden
Pierre & Vacances Village Club Normandy Garden in Branville in the Normandy region of France offers cottage-style houses and apartments with furnished...
Hôtel les Bains de Cabourg - Thalazur
Located in Cabourg, Hôtel les bains de Cabourg - Thalazur is set opposite the sea and offers an on-site thalassotherapy centre....
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