Ouistreham

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 Tourism, holiday & travel in Ouistreham
TownOuistreham
Insee code14488
Postcode14150
Latitude49.2766560
Longitude-0.2586580
AltitudeFrom 0 to 32 meters
Surface9.95 km²
Population9607 inhabitants
Density965 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelsColleville-Montgomery at 3.2 km (5 min)
Chief townCaen (at 15.5 km, 21 min)Saint-Aubin-d'Arquenay at 3.5 km (6 min)
DepartmentCalvadosHermanville-sur-Mer at 5.3 km (9 min)
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TOWN PRESENTATION

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.


SIGHTSEEING

  • N ° 4 Commando Museum: Museum dedicated to French and British commandos who liberated the city on the morning of June 6, 1944. Tel: +33 2 31 96 63 10.
  • Grand Bunker Museum: true German bunker on 5 floors. Command post and surveillance which belonged to the Atlantic Wall for monitoring of the Bay of Seine. Tel: +33 2 31 97 28 69.
  • Guided tours "Nature".
  • The tip Headquarters: protected nature reserve.
  • The towpath: beautiful strolls on foot or by bike along the canal from Caen Ouistreham (15 km).
  • The beach Riva Bella.
  • The dyke along the beach: lovely walk continuously over 5 km.
  • Activities: spa, casino, water sports, sea fishing, horse riding, karting, mini golf, tennis, biking, cruises.
  • Walks discoveries of the city on various topics, from April to September by appointment all year round for groups. Ask the program to the Tourist Office on +33 2 31 97 18 63.
Detailed information
TransportSeaport of Ouistreham
Information pointsTourist Office of Ouistreham
Leisure centresBeach Riva-Bella,   Beach Sword Beach,   Casino of Ouistreham,   Marina of Ouistreham
MonumentsLighthouse of Ouistreham
Natural sitesHeadland of the Siège

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • Fish Market: every morning throughout the year.
  • Markets: In town: Tuesday and Saturday mornings throughout the year. A Riva Bella: Friday and Sunday all year from Wednesday to Sunday in July and August. Night Market: Every Wednesday evening in July and August
  • Day of boating: every second weekend of May.
  • Biennial Sculpture: in June every odd year.
  • Every Saturday in July and August: 21h to concerts at the entrance to the beach.
  • July 13: torchlight procession, fireworks and popular dances.
  • August 15: Feast of the Borough.
  • Feast of the shell and gastronomy: the last weekend of November.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • Pegasus Bridge Pegasus Memorial and Museum in Bénouville (5 km).
  • Site Hillman in Colleville-Montgomery (3 miles).
  • Caen, city of William the Conqueror, Caen Memorial (15 miles).
  • Côte Fleurie: Cabourg (20 km), Deauville-Trouville (40 km), Honfleur (50 km).
  • Arromanches (30 km), the American cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer (70 km).
  • Tree climbing Herouville St. Clair and Reviers.
  • Girafou (indoor play area for children) in Bénouville (4 miles).
  • Lasermax at Dover la Deliverance (8 km).
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Quad or buggy on the D-Day beachesSports sensationsFrom 55 € to 210 €Asnelles (25 km)

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WEATHER

Sunday 23 November
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Min. 14°C - Max. 16°C
Monday 24 November
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Min. 7°C - Max. 11°C
Tuesday 25 November
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Min. 5°C - Max. 9°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLa Brèche  
8.8
Ouistreham
SEASIDE - Want sea air, looking for a good restaurant ? Road to Ouistreham, its charm and endless beaches for a gourmet meal La Brèche a pancake restaurant that combines the ease at...
Located in Ouistreham23 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantla Villa Andry / (anc. le St-Georges)  
8.9
Ouistreham
The St. George offers peace of Normandy close to the beach. Enjoy a relaxing seaside while enjoying delicious local dishes. This restaurant, located in an old building tastefully renovated,...
Located in Ouistreham36 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Lodge  
8.8
Merville-Franceville-Plage
BRACKET GOURMET - Installed in second line, Houdard Avenue address worth a visit if you are looking for a refined menu supported by a very wise choice of wines. Welcome to the Lodge...
Located 4.2 km from Ouistreham28 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Apartment with 3 bedroomsLa Grimodière    
9.6
Ranville
New: Opening in April 2014 Guest rooms with private entrance. The quiet of the countryside between Caen and the sea. Indoor heated pool. Host tables on request. Internet wifi. Ready...
Located 5.4 km from Ouistreham69 € the double room 
Farm with 3 bedroomsAncienne Ferme villeroy    
9.4
Cuverville
At 7 km from Caen and 10 km from the sea, 3 lovely rooms(TV, Wi-FI, ...)... In a very old farm, a historic place from the battle of Normandy (goodwood)... Free acces to a private museum...
Located 9.3 km from OuistrehamFrom 55 € to 65 € the double room 
Manor house with 4 bedroomsLe Prieuré de Langrune    
9.1
Langrune-sur-Mer
In the center of the landing beaches in a typical village of the Bessin beachfront you will find on the ground floor two guest rooms tastefully decorated in the traditional stone house....
Located 9.7 km from OuistrehamFrom 30 € to 90 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Apartment for 4 personsLa Grimodière  
9.6
Ranville
New, opening in April 2014 of two apartments (upstairs) comprising kitchen with dishwasher, living room with sofa bed, 1 double bedroom, bathroom with bath, separate toilet, mezzanine...
Located 5.4 km from OuistrehamFrom 390 € to 495 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsApartment for 4 persons  
8.8
Périers-sur-le-Dan
Between Caen and the sea in a small rural village, this apartment overlooking a large park is located on the ground floor of a large property. It is an ideal base for visiting the region...
Located 6.4 km from OuistrehamFrom 380 € to 506 € per week 
House for 6 personsVilla Audrey  
9.8
Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer
Rent house 200 meters from the beach of St Aubin sur Mer (landing beaches). All shops and leisure facilities (swimming pool, tennis, horse riding, bike rentals to the tourist office...
Located 11.7 km from OuistrehamFrom 480 € to 600 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
277 places over 7 haCamping les hautes coutures    
7.8
Bénouville
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 3.6 km from Ouistreham24 € 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 8.5 km from OuistrehamFrom 14.24 € to 17.55 € per day 
83 places over 3 haCamping les ammonites    
9
Auberville
Situated on the cliffs of black cows with sea view between Deauville and Cabourg.
Located 16.3 km from Ouistreham 

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HOTELS

Hotel Best Western La Mare O Poissons - Hotel in OuistrehamHotel Best Western La Mare O Poissons     
8.1
Ouistreham
This Best Western is located on Ouistreham, 2 km from the ferry terminal and 7 km from Normandy's famous landing beaches. It offers en-suite guestrooms with lift access, LCD satellite...
Located in OuistrehamRoom from 62 €
Hôtel Riva Bella 4 * by Thalazur - Hotel in OuistrehamHôtel Riva Bella 4 * by Thalazur     
8.2
Ouistreham
Hotel Riva Bella by Thalazur is located opposite the sea, 100 metres from the city centre. It offers 4-star accommodation, a thalassotherapie centre, a bar and a restaurant. Free parking...
Located in OuistrehamRoom from 79 €
Le Saint-Georges - Hotel in OuistrehamLe Saint-Georges     
7.9
Ouistreham
Ideally located only 14 kilometres north of Caen, Le Saint-Georges makes an excellent base for discovering the protected area of the Pointe du Siège and the Côte de Nacre. The hotel,...
Located in OuistrehamRoom from 41 €

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Hôtel Royal Barrière
Located at the heart of Deauville, this luxurious 5-star hotel is set on the beachfront. It has a casino on site, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness...
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