Troarn

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

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TownTroarn
Insee code14712
Postcode14670
Latitude49.1814589
Longitude-0.1819470
AltitudeFrom 2 to 61 meters
Surface11.53 km²
Population3754 inhabitants
Density325 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelSaint-Samson at 1.8 km (3 min)
Chief townCaen (at 15.8 km, 18 min)Saint-Pair at 2 km (4 min)
DepartmentCalvadosBures-sur-Dives at 2.3 km (5 min)
RegionLower NormandySearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Location: town board, the plain of Caen, the regional capital, the center of the marsh area of the Valley of the Dives. Porte du Pays d'Auge.

The history dates back to 1022 Troarn with Roger Montgomeri who built the first of a college. Succeeding his father, Roger 2nd from Montgomeri summoned monks from the abbey of Conches (Eure) and founded the Benedictine abbey St Martin in 1048 on the site of the former. The church was dedicated May 13, 1059 by Odo of Conteville, bishop of Bayeux, half brother of William says "The Bastard". The monk will Durand was appointed the first abbot. Roger second of Montgomeri (a descendant of this famous family had to participate in the liberation of Normandy in 1944) was Mabile Bellême wife who died tragically murdered in Bures-sur-Dives in his mansion. She was buried in the abbey of St. Martin Troarn. Religious wars in 1562 and the Revolution of 1789 destroyed the abbey whose property was confiscated, sold and scattered. Troarn had to endure the war of 1914-1918 before the German occupation of World War II. Devastated during the Battle of Normandy, she was released August 17, 1944. Since its reconstruction, Troarn experiencing considerable population growth.

The Tomb of Sir Hugh: The sarcophagus is richly carved and fitted with a long commemorative inscription, is one of very few examples of funerary sculpture Romanesque Norman survived until today. It was discovered in 1909 in a location corresponding to the transept of the abbey of Saint-Martin Troarn. This could be a knight Hugues de Montgomeri, brother of Roger II, founder of the Abbey of Saint-Martin. It would therefore predates the year 1040.


SIGHTSEEING

The remains of the abbey of Saint Martin in the 11th century (visible from the outside only).

The Romanesque Revival church was rebuilt in 1890 and restored after the war (especially the bell tower).

The tomb of Sir Hugh (eleventh century).

The old town hall which dates back to the years 1830-1848 where the headquarters Office of Tourism.

The Marshes of Dives.

The building of the clock, the former hospital founded in 1748 with its chapel and grotto of Lourdes.

Leaflets and documents on these monuments and the history of Troarn are available at the Tourist Office or at local access.

Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Troarn
MonumentsAbbey Saint-Martin

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

Painting exhibitions, theater shows, bicycle races, pétanque ...

In September: Holy Cross Day.

September: Heritage Days.

In October, stock clothing, the village hall.

December: Christmas market, Place Paul Quellec and ballroom.


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Marsh Road.

Footpaths around Troarn.

ATV excursions.

The house of the Marais Goustranville.

Ponds Janville (trout fishing).

PHOTOS

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WEATHER

Thursday 27 November
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Min. 6°C - Max. 10°C
Friday 28 November
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Min. 10°C - Max. 16°C
Saturday 29 November
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantSeventh Sin  
9.6
Touffréville
NORMANDY - Seventh Sin ... The seventh deadly sin awaits you at 16 km from Caen and 10 minutes from beaches. What better than to gluttony and have fun? GARDEN TERRACE - Seventh Sin...
Located 2.6 km from Troarn30 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantCampanile Caen Nord  
6.8
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Hérouville-Saint-Clair
Welcome to Campanile Caen, 'City of a hundred spiers'. The hotel welcomes you in a warm atmosphere and offers an interior with more contemporary lines. Luminous space, tables and chairs...
Located 10.7 km from Troarn24 € per person 
Crêperie restaurantL'Ane Botté  
8.9
Dozulé
CHARM - Dozule ? A small Norman village where it is good to stop for a delicious meal. This is L'Ane Boots, a picturesque restaurant- creperie attractive with its authentic decor, which...
Located 11.5 km from Troarn13 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
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 6.1 km from TroarnFrom 59 € to 69 € the double room 
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 7.7 km from Troarn69 € the double room 
Farm with 5 bedroomsDomaine de la Hurel 4 * * * *    
10
Airan
At the edge of Pays d'Auge; heart of William the Conqueror's battles site, between Caen and Crèvecoeur en Auge, la Hurel offers accomodation in the five rooms of its 18th century estate....
Located 11.2 km from TroarnFrom 95 € to 120 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Apartment for 5 personsLes gîtes du Centre Equestre du Mesnil  
9.7
Argences
Two beautiful apartments (4 and 5 places), modern and comfortable, in an old stone farmhouse in the middle of an equestrian center. Large private terrace, large garden. Riding lessons...
Located 5.7 km from TroarnFrom 400 € to 650 € per week 
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 7.7 km from TroarnFrom 390 € to 495 € per week 
House for 12 personsLe Ham  
8.8
Hotot-en-Auge
Farm with traditional all animals, 100 hectares, located in the reserve of migratory birds, with passage of birds.
Located 9.4 km from TroarnFrom 650 € to 1400 € 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 10 km from Troarn24 € 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 17.5 km from Troarn 
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 19.7 km from TroarnFrom 14.24 € to 17.55 € per day 

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HOTELS

Le Clos Normand - Hotel in TroarnLe Clos Normand     
6.9
Troarn
Situated in the small, pretty town of Troarn just 8 km from the sea, Le Clos Normand offers free Wi-Fi, free private parking on site and comfortable accommodation. Guest rooms are cosy...
Located in TroarnRoom from 65 €
La Grande Bruyere - Hotel in TroarnLa Grande Bruyere     
6.7
Touffréville
This hotel is located inland the Lower-Normandy region, 15 km from Cabour and the D-Day beaches. It has an outdoor swimming pool with terrace, and soundproofed rooms with free Wi-Fi....
Located 2.7 km from TroarnRoom from 65 €
Ma Normandie - Hotel in TroarnMa Normandie    
6.8
Bréville-les-Monts
Ma Normandie is located 6 km from the coast in the Normandy village of Bas De Bréville. It offers Wi-Fi in reception and guest rooms with a private shower room. Guests of the Ma Normandie...
Located 7.4 km from Troarn

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La Closerie Côté Port
La Closerie Côté Port is a collection of four buildings of Norman architecture situated near the marina and the beach and within walking distance from...
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