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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude49.2864720 (N 49° 17’ 11”)
Longitude-0.3138180 (W 0° 18’ 50”)
AltitudeFrom 3m to 59m
Surface area8.05 km²
Population3064 inhabitants
Density380 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCaen (8 mi, 18 min)
Insee code14325
IntercommunalityCU Caen la Mer

Nearest cities & towns

Colleville-Montgomery1.5 mi (5 min)
Lion-sur-Mer1.6 mi (5 min)
Cresserons2.4 mi (5 min)
Saint-Aubin-d'Arquenay2.5 mi (7 min)
Périers-sur-le-Dan2.9 mi (7 min)
Ouistreham3.3 mi (9 min)
Douvres-la-Délivrande3.7 mi (9 min)
Biéville-Beuville3.8 mi (9 min)
Bénouville4 mi (10 min)
Plumetot4.1 mi (8 min)
Luc-sur-Mer4.3 mi (11 min)
Mathieu4.5 mi (12 min)
Blainville-sur-Orne5.2 mi (11 min)
Langrune-sur-Mer5.3 mi (14 min)

Things to see and do

Its range of 1800 meters, Hermanville-sur-Mer invites you to practice sports such as sailing and windsurfing throughout the year. Walks on the dike you will discover architectural treasures including "La Bluette " the famous architect Hector Guimard.

The monuments of remembrance, instead of Battleship Courbet (named after the French battleship scuttled off to Hermanville-sur-Mer on the orders of his captain Roger Wietzel to facilitate bombing raids ).

Very nice building, high from the 11th century as indicated by the oldest Romanesque nave with a beautiful south cornice adorned with billets and supported by beautiful carved corbels parts: Saint Peter's Church.

The Basoche and La Tourelle : These two houses, built in 1883, are part of a group of houses quite exceptional. They are staggered with respect to each other so that the view on the open sea or in any part of the pulling effect of symmetry.

Tower : This impressive villa was completed in 1883 for a doctor practicing in Paris and Caen. In the early 20th century, it was acquired by the director of the forges of Pont à Mousson, for his daughter the Countess of Waleska.

Orpheus and Stella Maris built respectively in 1884 and 1882, these cubic houses are fairly representative buildings in fashion 30 years ago. They were built by the same architect, Stella Maris was built for him and Orpheus, for a friend.

The Bluette and La Pine Forest : The Bluette, built in 1899 by Hector Guimard for a Parisian lawyer, is the most famous Hermanville-sur-Mer. This house is part of the best preserved works of the great architect of the Art Nouveau. It is also amazing with its faux piece of curved wood.

The Dunes: This house was built in 1883 for a politician by Edward Weyland, whose monogram appears on the north gable. This house has been published in the famous book " The Ordinary Brick " which blew the aesthetics of this material.

The Changeling and The Neva : The Changeling The villa was built in 1881 to a Parisian owner. Around 1900, it was enlarged and completely dressed in neo- Norman style. It was the headquarters of the Allied Command, command of the German army, with its neighbor Neva during the Second World War.

The Valkyrie : Probably built in 1882 for the widow Gove, it was then bought by the Countess de Martel, better known under his name as a novelist, Gyp, who would then leased to the writer Anatole France.

Tamaris : This villa was built in 1872 to a British, by Claude Jacques Beaumier, the same architect as the villa Valkyrie. This architect, famous in the region, imported by the style of country houses of the Côte Fleurie.

Tanagra : Built in 1871 to a Parisian dealer, this villa has been considerably enlarged by two buildings added successively on each side. This villa was acquired by the director of the forges of Pont-à -Mousson in 1914, also owns the Villa La Tour.

Villa Genissieu and Horde : This villa was built in 1867 to the Secretary General of the League of Omnibus in Paris, Louis- Auguste Paul Genissieu. This house consists of two rectangular volumes penetrating into each other creating an inside corner decorated with wooden balconies inspired Swiss chalet.

Sarabande and the Beau Rivage One can easily guess that these two houses are alike, despite the additions that have been met. They were built for two sisters. Villa Beau Rivage west was built in 1866 and the Sarabande to the east in 1870.

Castel Louis : Former casino from Lion- sur-Mer, built for Pierre Joseph Pasquet in 1866, it now remains only the ground floor stone. In 1911, a new regulation requiring a minimum bet, too high for customers, led to its closure.

Chalet Henri : Presented at the Exposition Universelle of 1889 as the flag of Norway, this cottage will be reassembled in the same year in Lion- sur- Mer for the widow of Joseph Bureau, said Henry, Parisian owner. This cottage was then expanded on each side in the early 20th century.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Guided tour of the dam every Tuesday - appointment at 10am at the tourist office.


Monument to the Breach of Hermanville-sur-Mer
Monument to the Breach of Hermanville-sur-Mer
See photo


Sunday 23 april
Min. 12°C - Max. 21°C
Monday 24 april
Min. 11°C - Max. 17°C
Tuesday 25 april
Min. 10°C - Max. 15°C

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 (7.4 mi)
Water sports equipment hire in the Orne Valley
Nature and the great outdoors17 € Caen (7.6 mi)
Visit the French gardens of Domaine Marquis Turgot
Culture and education6 € Creully sur Seulles (9.8 mi)
Canoe-kayak at the heart of Swiss Normandy
Nature and the great outdoors8 € Le Hom (22 mi)
Cooking class at Chef Normand's House
Local flavours39 € Saint-Philbert-des-Champs (27 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Stroll Impressionist
Village visitIntermediate2h00Honfleur (26 mi)
Way of the Three Calvaries
HikeEasy3h00Asnières (33 mi)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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