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Colleville-Montgomery

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Formerly called Colleville-sur-Orne, commune Colleville-Montgomery, classified Green Station, located in the department of Calvados in Normandy region. With nearly 2300 inhabitants, lies on the Côte de Nacre, on part of Sword Beach, one of the landing places. The city is located four kilometers from Ouistreham and ten kilometers from Caen and its tourist sites.

Colleville-Montgomery consists of three localities, Colleville-Plage overlooking the English Channel and Collevillette Colleville-Bourg. It takes its current name of the famous British General Montgomery who led the troops who landed June 6, 1944 in Colleville. The town knows indeed a story related to this great historic event.

Dynamic and pleasant, the common Colleville-Montgomery is popular with visitors for its sandy beach, as well as for its historical heritage mainly turned to the Second World War.

Geographical information

MunicipalityColleville-Montgomery
Postcode14880
Tourism labels
Latitude49.2766590 (N 49° 16’ 36”)
Longitude-0.2968940 (W 0° 17’ 49”)
AltitudeFrom 3m to 58m
Surface area7.74 km²
Population2418 inhabitants
Density312 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCaen (8.5 mi, 13 min)
Insee code14166
IntercommunalityCU Caen la Mer
DepartmentCalvados
RegionNormandy

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Aubin-d'Arquenay1.5 mi (4 min)
Hermanville-sur-Mer1.5 mi (5 min)
Ouistreham2 mi (5 min)
Périers-sur-le-Dan2.7 mi (7 min)
Lion-sur-Mer2.9 mi (8 min)
Bénouville2.9 mi (7 min)
Cresserons3 mi (7 min)
Biéville-Beuville3.7 mi (9 min)
Plumetot3.9 mi (9 min)
Blainville-sur-Orne4.3 mi (11 min)
Douvres-la-Délivrande4.3 mi (11 min)
Ranville4.4 mi (12 min)
Mathieu4.4 mi (12 min)
Luc-sur-Mer5 mi (13 min)

Things to see and do

Colleville-Montgomery has a very interesting historical heritage but also natural, that seduces all its visitors.

Green Station, Colleville-Montgomery has a beautiful beach which is part of Sword Beach. Located on the town of Colleville-Plage, it has a lifeguard all summer, and you can also find a sailing club. Two memorials pay tribute to the action of the first battalion of marines commander Kieffer commandos, as well as Bill Millin, a British soldier playing the bagpipes at the time of landing. A natural dune 670 linear meters offers a beautiful place to walk along the coast.

The Church of St. Vigor is dedicated to a former bishop of Bayeux. It was built in the eleventh and twelfth centuries and listed historic monument in 1927. It still has two choirs and a beautiful Romanesque nave.

The fortified site Hillman was built by the Germans during World War II in 1942. One can discover no less than eighteen concreted underground locations fully restored in the 1990s Guided tours in summer allow to learn a more about the history of the city during the war.

Commissioned by Hillman, Morris battery is located near the site. It presents four guns protected by bunkers. Today, we can see a very good condition, the others are buried.

Oldest redoubt is a military fortification designed on the plans of the famous Vauban. Defense against England, it was built in the late eighteenth century. You can still admire a half down the street from the Redoubt.

In the town, a century mansion has been listed historical monument.

In Colleville-Bourg, the wood of the great Caprice over 70 hectares has been classified sensitive natural area by the Calvados. You can see such a wide variety of wildlife.

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Weather

Friday 24 march
Min. 6°C - Max. 11°C
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Saturday 25 march
Min. 6°C - Max. 11°C
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Sunday 26 march
Min. 3°C - Max. 12°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Half-Day on the Cheese Route with Private Guide – Leaving from Caen
Local flavours70 € Caen (7 mi)
Water sports equipment hire in the Orne Valley
Nature and the great outdoors17 € Caen (7.2 mi)
Visit the French gardens of Domaine Marquis Turgot
Culture and education6 € Creully sur Seulles (10.5 mi)
Canoe-kayak at the heart of Swiss Normandy
Nature and the great outdoors8 € Le Hom (22 mi)
Pottery, ceramics, turning and modelling course
Arts and Crafts45 € Blangy-le-Château (26 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Stroll Impressionist
Village visitIntermediate2h00Honfleur (26 mi)
Way of the Three Calvaries
HikeEasy3h00Asnières (32 mi)

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