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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados

It is on the outskirts of Caen, in Normandy, lies the city of Hérouville-Saint-Clair. A village of Normandy Hérouville named only until the 60s, when it was decided to create a new city which multiplies by 13 the number of inhabitants. This is the birth of Hérouville-Saint-Clair.

The city is inland, but just ten kilometers from the sea, the Channel.

Due to its proximity to the sea, the culinary specialties of Hérouville-Saint-Clair are often based on fish or shellfish.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude49.2035800 (N 49° 12’ 13”)
Longitude-0.3336550 (W 0° 20’ 1”)
AltitudeFrom 1m to 70m
Surface area10.64 km²
Population21817 inhabitants
Density2050 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCaen (4.3 km, 6 min)
Insee code14327
IntercommunalityCA Caen la Mer

Nearest cities & towns

Épron3.9 km (8 min)
Colombelles4.3 km (8 min)
Blainville-sur-Orne4.3 km (6 min)
Biéville-Beuville4.8 km (9 min)
Mondeville5.1 km (9 min)
Cambes-en-Plaine5.7 km (11 min)
Caen5.9 km (11 min)
Saint-Germain-la-Blanche-Herbe6.7 km (11 min)
Périers-sur-le-Dan7.2 km (11 min)
Cuverville7.2 km (11 min)
Mathieu7.5 km (12 min)
Bénouville8 km (8 min)
Anisy8.5 km (13 min)
Saint-Contest8.6 km (11 min)

Things to see and do

The architectural heritage of the city of Hérouville-Saint-Clair is varied. It has both old buildings and buildings with modern architecture.

The most magnificent building is undoubtedly the area of ​​Beauregard. Located in the heart of a park of over 20 hectares on the Orne channel, it was a stronghold of Colbert. The architecture of both Gothic and Renaissance from the late 70's the property of the town after the possession of a wealthy shipowner then of ORTF and welcomed children from summer camps during holidays. Today it is possible to rent the field for professional or private events.

During your visit to Hérouville discover the remains of the large farm Hérouville and farm Roque. Other buildings worth seeing as the Calix viaduct and religious monuments. And include the Little Lourdes or the recent mosque Hérouville.

City news Hérouville-Saint-Clair brought in big names of architecture for the construction of buildings, especially public buildings. Thus coexist in the city of buildings with typical architecture of the 60s but also buildings designed by Jean Nouvel, Christian de Portzamparc or Massimiliano Fuksas.

Places of interest

Performance halls

Events and festivities

City of culture, Hérouville-Saint-Clair offers throughout the year various highlights and festivals that have become essential over the years.

Thus, the Beauregard festival held in the field of the same name takes place over four days in late June and early July. An eclectic program of nearly 33 concerts where classical music alongside pop and rock to the delight of all generations.

Hérouville-Saint-Clair also offers an annual comics festival. Entitled "planks and cows", the festival dedicated to the 9th art is organized the 1st weekend of April. It allows the whole family to learn extremely fun way to comics.


Tuesday 17 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 21°C
Wednesday 18 october
Min. 14°C - Max. 19°C
Thursday 19 october
Min. 12°C - Max. 17°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 (3 km)
2-Hour Cookery Workshop at Manoir Sainte Croix
Local flavours49 € Fleury-sur-Orne (7.9 km)
Kitesurfing lesson at Cape Cabourg
Sports sensations125 € Cabourg (19.6 km)
Jeep Ride along the D-Day Landing Beaches
Culture and education40 € Asnelles (24 km)
Canoe-kayak at the heart of Swiss Normandy
Nature and the great outdoors8 € Le Hom (26 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Stroll Impressionist
Village visitIntermediate2h00Honfleur (48 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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