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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados

Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados

Seaside resort nicknamed "Queen of iodine". At low tide, the banks of rocks that border the coast are exposed, saturating the air of iodine thanks to the fucus and kelp deposited there.

Created by the will of Napoleon III in 1851, the city of Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer combines in perfect harmony past and present. This village of fishermen offers a new youth during the Roaring Twenties with the construction of a dam walk of 1800 m bordered of Rococo or Art Deco villas, which have kept all their charm.

Located in the heart of the D-Day beaches, the waterfront has to a large extent not suffered from the misdeeds of the war.

A constant effort of rehabilitation has preserved the character so typical of Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer.

The seafront buildings open many passages to the narrow alleys of the old village where some old fishermen's houses are the watchful guardians of the past.

But Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer is also a station inscribed in modernity. Beautifully flowered it offers the joys of the sandy beach, water sports and other activities such as tennis and horseback riding. The dreamer will stroll along the protected dyke promenade of cars, admire the sunsets from the many terraces facing the sea, will be able to go through the alleys at the colorful Sunday market or discover the shops of the old market town.

In the evening, numerous concerts and casino in Art Deco style animate the city.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude49.3308330 (N 49° 19’ 51”)
Longitude-0.3928960 (W 0° 23’ 34”)
AltitudeFrom 2m to 30m
Surface area3.03 km²
Population2461 inhabitants
Density812 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCaen (11.1 mi, 25 min)
Insee code14562
IntercommunalityCC Coeur de Nacre

Nearest cities & towns

Langrune-sur-Mer1.5 mi (8 min)
Bernières-sur-Mer2 mi (9 min)
Luc-sur-Mer2.7 mi (11 min)
Courseulles-sur-Mer3.4 mi (11 min)
Douvres-la-Délivrande3.5 mi (11 min)
Graye-sur-Mer4.2 mi (13 min)
Basly4.3 mi (14 min)
Cresserons4.4 mi (15 min)
Reviers4.8 mi (13 min)
Bény-sur-Mer5.1 mi (14 min)
Lion-sur-Mer5.2 mi (18 min)
Banville5.3 mi (15 min)
Colomby-Anguerny5.7 mi (15 min)
Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer6.4 mi (17 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities


The dam
The dam
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Sea side
Sea side
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Close to the canon
Close to the canon
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Flower station
Flower station
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City flower
City flower
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Wednesday 19 april
Min. 11°C - Max. 19°C
Thursday 20 april
Min. 11°C - Max. 18°C
Friday 21 april
Min. 11°C - Max. 19°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit the French gardens of Domaine Marquis Turgot
Culture and education6 € Creully sur Seulles (7.6 mi)
Half-Day on the Cheese Route with Private Guide – Leaving from Caen
Local flavours70 € Caen (10.3 mi)
Water sports equipment hire in the Orne Valley
Nature and the great outdoors17 € Caen (10.7 mi)
Canoe-kayak at the heart of Swiss Normandy
Nature and the great outdoors8 € Le Hom (24 mi)
Pottery, ceramics, turning and modelling course
Arts and Crafts45 € Blangy-le-Château (31 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Stroll Impressionist
Village visitIntermediate2h00Honfleur (29 mi)
Way of the Three Calvaries
HikeEasy3h00Asnières (37 mi)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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