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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados

Small town of Calvados, Normandy, Pont-d'Ouilly is located twenty kilometers from Falaise and a dozen kilometers from Condé-sur-Noireau. Based on the Orne, in the heart of Swiss Normandy, the town takes its name from the bridge that crosses it. The town is now dedicated to tourism and leisure with the presence of numerous recreational facilities.

Formerly known as stage city because it was one of the only ones with a bridge over the Orne to connect Paris to Brittany or Mont-Saint-Michel, the commune of Pont-d'Ouilly is still a must in the region. Heavily destroyed during WWII, the city was able to rebuild with great elegance and aesthetics. Despite this, however Pont-d'Ouilly preserved many ancient monuments of great beauty.

With its leisure and the many activities it offers, the small Normandy village is ideal for family holidays in the fresh air and rich entertainment.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude48.8741320 (N 48° 52’ 27”)
Longitude-0.4091460 (W 0° 24’ 33”)
AltitudeFrom 42m to 251m
Surface area19.50 km²
Population1052 inhabitants
Density53 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCaen (36 mi, 47 min)
Insee code14764
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Falaise

Nearest cities & towns

Ménil-Hubert-sur-Orne1.7 mi (4 min)
Cahan2.5 mi (7 min)
Le Mesnil-Villement2.9 mi (10 min)
Cossesseville3.2 mi (8 min)
Pierrefitte-en-Cinglais3.4 mi (9 min)
Saint-Philbert-sur-Orne3.5 mi (11 min)
La Pommeraye4 mi (10 min)
Le Détroit4.4 mi (10 min)
La Lande-Saint-Siméon4.6 mi (12 min)
Tréprel4.9 mi (8 min)
Le Bô5.2 mi (13 min)
Berjou5.3 mi (11 min)
Bonnoeil5.5 mi (14 min)
Pierrepont5.7 mi (10 min)

Things to see and do

Pont-d'Ouilly still possesses a significant religious heritage of beauty, and several recreational facilities.

Built in the 1920s on the site of a former chapel of the twelfth century, the Sainte-Thérèse is the first church dedicated to the saint of Lisieux famous. It was built in a beautiful neo-Romanesque style. The village is also home to St. John the Baptist church on an old Norman chapel, the Saint-Médard church dating from 1889 and having a beautiful statue representing St. Roch solid elm, or the Saint-Roch chapel built at the late sixteenth century and restored in 1933. The latter is the venue of a pilgrimage takes place every year on the Sunday following August 15, the Atonement of St. Roch.

In the village, you can admire an old granary rebuilt in 1826, or the old station, which has a beautiful hall freight 1880s.

Haras d'Ouilly, created by Prince Pierre d'Arenberg and current ownership of the Aga Khan, is also a very beautiful building.

Lovers of outdoor sports and activities of all kinds will head immediately to the leisure center of Pont d'Ouilly. The latter is an opportunity to learn about water sports like canoeing or kayaking, and make some beautiful walks along the River Orne. Labeled tourism and handicap, the leisure offers include a high ropes course, a climbing wall, a shooting range or arc of marked trails for hiking or mountain biking tours on horseback.

Places of interest

Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Petit, the village of Pont-d'Ouilly not least organizes many events in its center.

Pont-d'Ouilly hosts a weekly food market on Sunday morning from 8am to 13h.

In January, Pont-d'Ouilly is the scene of a major Févomania. This is a great market for the bean to amateurs and collectors.

The Café Show festival moved in May for a whole weekend. On this occasion concerts of all styles and aperitifs are offered in the beautiful sights of the town.

Pont-d'Ouilly each year celebrates the fires of Saint John in June with a ball and many activities.

The Atonement of Saint Roch, very important pilgrimage takes place every year in August including a procession.

In November, the famous town of St. Barbara firefighters with several events of all kinds.


Tuesday 21 march
Min. 4°C - Max. 15°C
Wednesday 22 march
Min. 3°C - Max. 19°C
Thursday 23 march
Min. 3°C - Max. 18°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canoe-kayak at the heart of Swiss Normandy
Nature and the great outdoors8 € Le Hom (8.5 mi)
Water sports equipment hire in the Orne Valley
Nature and the great outdoors17 € Caen (21 mi)
Half-Day on the Cheese Route with Private Guide – Leaving from Caen
Local flavours70 € Caen (22 mi)
Visit the French gardens of Domaine Marquis Turgot
Culture and education6 € Creully sur Seulles (28 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Around Lande Pourrie
Car itineraryEasy4h00Saint-Cyr-du-Bailleul (28 mi)
Pays Domfrontais
Cycling itineraryIntermediate5h00Soucé (31 mi)


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