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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados

Amblie - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados

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

A little history...

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

Geographical information

Latitude49.2891430 (N 49° 17’ 21”)
Longitude-0.4903480 (W 0° 29’ 25”)
AltitudeFrom 2m to 53m
Surface area5.82 km²
Population275 inhabitants
Density47 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCaen (20 km, 24 min)
Insee code14008
IntercommunalityCC d'Orival
RegionLower Normandy

Nearest cities & towns

Reviers2.5 km (5 min)
Creully4.5 km (7 min)
Banville5 km (9 min)
Colombiers-sur-Seulles5.7 km (7 min)
Lantheuil5.8 km (7 min)
Bény-sur-Mer6.4 km (9 min)
Fontaine-Henry6.4 km (10 min)
Saint-Gabriel-Brécy6.5 km (9 min)
Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer6.6 km (12 min)
Tierceville6.9 km (8 min)
Le Fresne-Camilly7.6 km (10 min)
Courseulles-sur-Mer7.6 km (13 min)
Villiers-le-Sec7.8 km (10 min)

Things to see and do


Church of Saint Peter
Church of Saint Peter
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Pedestrian bridge on Seulles
Pedestrian bridge on Seulles
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Quad or buggy on the D-Day beaches
Sports sensations55 € to 210 € Asnelles (8.9 km)
Canoeing in the heart of the Suisse Normande
Nature and the great outdoors8 € Thury-Harcourt (34 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Cotentin Peninsula
Car itineraryEasy7h00Carentan (54 km)
Stroll Impressionist
Village visitIntermediate2h00Honfleur (54 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals