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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados

Ouistreham - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados

Located 10 minutes from Caen, in the heart of the landing beaches.

Ouistreham is characterized by the diversity of its neighborhoods ... Its medieval town first, then the port and its sea life, beach Riva Bella finally inside the resort and high-rise of the Allied landings in June 44.

Port Liaison Channel for Portsmouth.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude49.2766560 (N 49° 16’ 36”)
Longitude-0.2586580 (W 0° 15’ 31”)
Surface area9.95 km²
Population9599 inhabitants
Density964 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCaen (15.5 km, 21 min)
Insee code14488
IntercommunalityCA Caen la Mer
RegionLower Normandy

Nearest cities & towns

Colleville-Montgomery3.2 km (5 min)
Saint-Aubin-d'Arquenay3.5 km (6 min)
Hermanville-sur-Mer5.3 km (9 min)
Lion-sur-Mer5.4 km (9 min)
Bénouville6.5 km (9 min)
Périers-sur-le-Dan7.5 km (12 min)
Blainville-sur-Orne7.6 km (9 min)
Cresserons7.7 km (11 min)
Ranville8.2 km (11 min)
Luc-sur-Mer9.4 km (16 min)
Plumetot9.4 km (13 min)
Douvres-la-Délivrande9.5 km (14 min)
Amfreville9.6 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities


Beach and Cabins
Beach and Cabins
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Ouistreham, city and beach flowers
Ouistreham, city and beach flowers
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Start Solitaire du Figaro - August 2011
Start Solitaire du Figaro - August 2011
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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 (25 km)
Canoeing in the heart of the Suisse Normande
Nature and the great outdoors8 € Thury-Harcourt (36 km)
Introduction to flying a plane
Sports sensations160 € to 600 € Le Havre (38 km)
Introduction to flying a helicopter
Sports sensations230 € to 460 € Le Havre (38 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Stroll Impressionist
Village visitIntermediate2h00Honfleur (39 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals