Amblie

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TownAmblieColombiers-sur-Seulles at 1.6 km
Insee code14008Reviers at 2.3 km
Postcode14480Banville at 2.5 km
Latitude49.2891430Fontaine-Henry at 2.8 km
Longitude-0.4903480Tierceville at 3.1 km
AltitudeFrom 2 to 53 metersSainte-Croix-sur-Mer at 3.1 km
Surface5.82 km²Lantheuil at 3.1 km
Population270 inhabitantsLe Fresne-Camilly at 3.2 km
Density46 inhabitants/km²Creully at 3.6 km
Chief townCaen (at 20 km, 24 min)Bény-sur-Mer at 4.1 km
DepartmentCalvadosThaon at 4.2 km
RegionLower NormandySearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

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.


SIGHTSEEING

  • 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 ...).

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • 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)
Horse-riding for leisure and CSO coursesNature and the outdoorsFrom 19 € to 250 €Landes-sur-Ajon (26 km)

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WEATHER

Wednesday 20 August
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Min. 5°C - Max. 15°C
Thursday 21 August
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Min. 5°C - Max. 17°C
Friday 22 August
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLa Pêcherie  
8.8
Courseulles-sur-Mer
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 
French cuisine restaurantLa Crémaillère  
8.7
Courseulles-sur-Mer
Feet in the water, on the landing beaches of June 6, 1944, the hotel-restaurant La Crémaillère invites you to relax and relish. In a sleek and contemporary, enjoy your meal with a splendid...
Located 5.7 km from Amblie38 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantL'As de Trèfle  
8.6
Bernières-sur-Mer
NUGGET NORMAN - At Bernières-sur-Mer, on the famous Côte de Nacre and the landing beaches, L'As de Trèfle and white Moorish-style building will charm you at first glance. Refined and...
Located 6.2 km from Amblie55 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 2 bedroomsLa bessine    
9.3
Crépon
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 Amblie55 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLa Roseraie : 3 epis gites de france    
9.2
Courseulles-sur-Mer
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    
9.5
Courseulles-sur-Mer
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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VACATION RENTALS

 
Farm for 4 personsFerme de Pierrepont  
9.4
Amblie
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
Courseulles-sur-Mer
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 225 € to 430 € per week 
Mobile-Home for 8 personsMobil-home dans camping pour 8 per
Bernières-sur-Mer
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 345 € to 745 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
160 places over 10 haChâteau de Martragny  
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 32.50 € per day 
220 places over 4,5 haLa capricieuse    
8.5
Luc-sur-Mer
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 
30 places over 0,5 haCamping les bas carreaux    
9.3
Tracy-sur-Mer
Small family campsite located 10 minutes walk from the beach of Arromanches. It offers 30 pitches with partial sea views, electricity, health and bakery service and pizza in July and...
Located 11.6 km from Amblie13.20 € per day 

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HOTELS

Château Baffy - Hotel in AmblieChâteau Baffy    
7.8
Colombiers-sur-Seulles
Between Bayeux and Caen this hotel is 6 km from the WWII Normandy landing beaches and 6 minutes’ drive from Creully Castle, the BBC’s WWII communications hub. Set in a 1-hectare garden,...
Located 1.5 km from AmblieRoom from 42 €
Hostellerie Saint Martin - Hotel in AmblieHostellerie Saint Martin     
8.1
Creully
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 60 €
Ferme de La Ranconniere - Hotel in AmblieFerme de La Ranconniere     
9
Crépon
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 80 €

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Pierre & Vacances Premium Residence & Spa Houlgate
Located on the Butte de Caumont hilltop with panoramic views of Houlgate, this residence is just a 15-minute walk from the beach and town centre. It offers...
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Pierre & 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...
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