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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Bernières-sur-Mer
Insee code14066
AltitudeFrom 0 to 55 meters
Surface7.66 km²
Population2354 inhabitants
Density307 inhabitants/km²


National labelCourseulles-sur-Mer at 3.1 km (7 min)
Chief townCaen (at 19.1 km, 24 min)Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer at 3.2 km (9 min)
DepartmentCalvadosGraye-sur-Mer at 4.4 km (8 min)
RegionLower NormandySearch another town


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  • The tourist Bernières-sur-Mer favors of usability and human contact: its various accommodation can stay there and discover its heritage, its beach which was a mecca Landing June 6, 1944, the park Berthélémy, space that is unspoilt coastal dunes, flora and wildlife maritime rocks conducive to walking memorable fishing during spring tides. Thanks to this, Bernières has preserved its authenticity and quality of life uncommon on the Normandy coast. It is this advantage that makes it special, far from the hustle and bustle of big cities.
  • Geography: Twenty minutes from Caen, the regional capital and university town, thirty minutes from Ouistreham ferry line, Bernières-sur-Mer offers visitors two and a half kilometers of shoreline bordered by a dune to the west of a seawall promenade of the town, and a cliff to the east.
  • History:
  • Bernières-sur-Mer is one of the oldest cities of the Côte de Nacre. Many discoveries, stations and instruments relating to the stone age, bronze and iron, suggest that the region was inhabited by so-called primitive Saxons and Normans succeeding the Celts a few centuries later. Gallo-Roman are scattered on the territory of the municipality, and are even visible in the cliffs of the "Cape Romain" east of Bernières.
  • The Middle Ages saw the prosperity of Bernières who enjoyed the magnificence of William the Conqueror and his half-brother Odo of Conteville, Bishop of Bayeux. The Church of Bernières, historical monument, is one of the jewels of the Normandy and illustrates perfectly the architectural evolution of the region during the first half of the second millennium.
  • Several fiefs were formed and one can still admire the castles of "Semilly" and "Quintefeuille" as well as the properties of "Alfalfa", "the Crieux" and "Pelloquin."
  • From the prosperity of the ancient port of Bernières disappeared in the 17th century after violent storms diverted the course of Seulles only continue to witness this rich past harbor many graffiti carved in stone by the sailors.
  • In the early 20th century, became a city Bernières-sur-Mer bathroom and deemed served by the railway, with its hotels and its huge sandy beach, surrounded by dunes and lined the embankment where the beach huts and villas.
  • Top Landing place of the Allied forces June 6, 1944, many Canadian soldiers sprained Juno Beach Bernières and to liberate Europe. The remains of the Atlantic Wall are still visible become a place of remembrance where Berniérais honor each year the memory of those soldiers.
  • Gastronomy: "Bouquet" is the main specialty of Bernières. It is harvested at low tide when to discover the sandy foreshore, rocks and islets that are the delight of fishermen. But fish and seafood are also sought after by fishermen at sea and very popular with gourmets.


  • What do Bernières-sur-Mer? Under the aegis of the town hall, tourist office and associations bernièraises, many activities gastronomic, cultural and sporting activities are offered. First, there is the family beach where children play with the team of Bernières-range, under the supervision of the security services and equipment that has specific accessibility Bernières has enabled to obtain Tourism and Handicap label.
  • Cultural activities:
  • A library open all year and free for children and adults.
  • Two summer festivals: the "street art" and "music Fridays" offer in July and August concerts and outdoor performances, or in the hall of the sea, with professional artists and choir de Bernières.
  • Exhibitions themed conferences and authors of selected readings, which provide the necessary additions to the cultural development of Bernières.
  • The "tours of the monuments and the city" and "discovery trails" interspersed with descriptive plaques Heritage Bernières is organized by the association Bernières new perspective.
  • Sporting activities: A Bernières, the sport began at an early age:
  • Watersports.
  • The sports including rugby for large as well as small.
  • And many other sports (tennis, bocce ball and Lyon, horse riding, parachuting ...).
Detailed information
Leisure centresBeach of Bernières-Ouest,   Beach of La Caline


  • Annual Commemoration Ceremonies of the Allied landings June 6, 1944.
  • The Festival of Street Arts "The minstrels": Tuesdays in July and August at 21h.
  • Music Festival "Musical Fridays" on Fridays in July and August at 21h.
  • The Garage sales annual Bernières: in mid-August.


Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Quad or buggy on the D-Day beachesSports sensationsFrom 55 € to 210 €Asnelles (11.8 km)

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Beach - SwimmingBeach - Swimming
Beach - CabinsBeach - Cabins
Monuments - Old station - Office of TourismMonuments - Old station - Office of Tourism
Monuments - Castle QuintefeuilleMonuments - Castle Quintefeuille
Monuments - House of CanadiansMonuments - House of Canadians
Monuments - East Tower du Fief de SemillyMonuments - East Tower du Fief de Semilly
Monuments - Chateau de BernièresMonuments - Chateau de Bernières
Monuments - ChurchMonuments - Church
Monuments - Inside the churchMonuments - Inside the church
Monuments - Canadian InukshukMonuments - Canadian Inukshuk
Monuments - Monument SignalMonuments - Monument Signal
Monuments - Vieux BourgMonuments - Vieux Bourg
Food - The BouquetFood - The Bouquet
Food - Shrimp fishingFood - Shrimp fishing
Food - Fishing BouquetFood - Fishing Bouquet
Geography - Bernières-sur-MerGeography - Bernières-sur-Mer
Culture - LibraryCulture - Library
Culture - Concert StreetCulture - Concert Street
Culture - Cape Discovery RomanCulture - Cape Discovery Roman
Culture - Street ArtCulture - Street Art
Culture - Fridays musicCulture - Fridays music
Culture - Indoor concertsCulture - Indoor concerts
Culture - Visit bourgCulture - Visit bourg
Beach - MaintenanceBeach - Maintenance
Landing June 6, 1944Landing June 6, 1944
Landing - Commemorations of June 6, 1944Landing - Commemorations of June 6, 1944
Landing - Remains and stelesLanding - Remains and steles
Animations - Garage sales August 15Animations - Garage sales August 15
Sports - Ball LyonSports - Ball Lyon
Sports - Horse - TrainingSports - Horse - Training
Sports - Horse Riding - WalksSports - Horse Riding - Walks
Sports - Horse - Horse ContestSports - Horse - Horse Contest
Sports - Kite SurfingSports - Kite Surfing
Sports - WindsurfingSports - Windsurfing
Sports - Plate - BeginnersSports - Plate - Beginners
Sports - TennisSports - Tennis
Sports - SailingSports - Sailing



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French cuisine restaurantL'As de Trèfle  
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 in Bernières-sur-Mer55 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Crémaillère  
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 2.3 km from Bernières-sur-Mer38 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantRestaurant Hôtel de Paris   NEW
Located 2.6 km from Bernières-sur-Mer30 € per person 

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House with 3 bedroomsLe grenier a sel    
Label Gîtes de France Charming in France recommends Likhom, Saturday lunch. At 150 m from the sea, this old barn stone Creuilly 1850 is a step off point for seeing the landing beaches...
Located 1.8 km from Bernières-sur-MerFrom 90 € to 95 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsLe Petit Clos Fleuri    
Labelisé-Gites de France Charmance -3 ears. In an old Norman small farm, nestled in a garden with trees and very beautifully landscaped flower garden, a series of 3 bedrooms upstairs,...
Located 2.2 km from Bernières-sur-Mer64 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsL'olivier chambres d'hôtes, à Courseulles  
We offer for your stay in Normandy landing beach between Arromanches and Ouistreham. Une large room for 4 people, and room for 3 people, overlooking the sea in the distance. Pavilion...
Located 2.3 km from Bernières-sur-Mer55 € the double room 

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Chalet for 4 personsVilla Marylou location 200 m de la plage  
Located in a seaside resort, this cottage offers all the amenities on site (water sports, equestrian...). Landing beaches and Caen nearby. R.. Dc kitchen, living room with sofa bed...
Located in Bernières-sur-MerFrom 280 € to 550 € per week 
House for 4 personsVilla Marylou  
Located in a seaside resort, this cottage offers all the amenities on site (water sports, equestrian...). Landing beaches and Caen nearby. Cottage cottage type. Ground floor: kitchen,...
Located in Bernières-sur-MerFrom 380 € to 730 € 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 in Bernières-sur-MerFrom 350 € to 750 € per week 

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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 4.9 km from Bernières-sur-MerFrom 14.24 € to 17.55 € per day 
277 places over 7 haCamping les hautes coutures    
Camping located in the heart of the landing sites (beaches, museums, cemeteries), 10 km from Caen and 2.5 km from the sea and the beach and with direct access to the Caen Canal. Family...
Located 14.2 km from Bernières-sur-Mer24 € per day 
30 places over 0,5 haCamping les bas carreaux    
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 15.4 km from Bernières-sur-Mer13.20 € per day 

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JunoGîte Résidence - Hotel in Bernières-sur-MerJunoGîte Résidence    
Located in the Normandy region, JunoGîte Résidence is in the centre of Bernières-sur-Mer and an 8-minute walk from Juno beach. It offers self-catering accommodation, a garden and free...
Located in Bernières-sur-MerRoom from 66 €
Domitys La Plage de Nacre - Hotel in Bernières-sur-MerDomitys La Plage de Nacre 
Offering an indoor swimming pool, Domitys La Plage de Nacre offers self-catering accommodation in Courseulles-sur-Mer. The property is 900 metres from Juno Beach and 3.5 km from Canadian...
Located 2 km from Bernières-sur-MerRoom from 95 €
Le Saint-Aubin - Hotel in Bernières-sur-MerLe Saint-Aubin     
Located in Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, this seafront hotel offers a contemporary design restaurant and bar with views of the sea. Free Wi-Fi and free private parking are available on site...
Located 2 km from Bernières-sur-MerRoom from 55 €

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Château de Bellefontaine
Located 800 metres from central Bayeux and its cathedral, this 18th-century mansion offers elegant guest rooms and a traditional restaurant open for dinner....
Pierre & Vacances Village Club Normandy Garden
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