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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados

Saint-Omer - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados

Village of Calvados, Normandy, Saint-Omer takes place in the heart of the Suisse Normande, about forty kilometers from Caen and its castle. It is located on the road ridges, offering a breathtaking panorama of the loop of the Orne and the Sugar Loaf.

High place of paragliding, Saint-Omer makes it possible to discover unique landscapes seen from the sky, thanks to a school installed on site. The richness of its green nature attracts every year many lovers of outdoor life.

Of modest size, the village of Saint-Omer does not have less than an interesting architectural and cultural heritage to discover the time of a stay in this region where it is good to spend a few days in peace.

Geographical information

Latitude48.9257110 (N 48° 55’ 33”)
Longitude-0.4507470 (W 0° 27’ 3”)
AltitudeFrom 90m to 306m
Surface area8.07 km²
Population181 inhabitants
Density22 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCaen (27 mi, 44 min)
Insee code14635
IntercommunalityCC Cingal-Suisse Normande

Nearest cities & towns

La Pommeraye2.5 mi (8 min)
Le Vey2.8 mi (7 min)
Le Bô2.9 mi (11 min)
Clécy3.7 mi (11 min)
Pierrefitte-en-Cinglais4 mi (10 min)
Bonnoeil4.3 mi (10 min)
Saint-Rémy4.4 mi (11 min)
Donnay5 mi (10 min)
Cossesseville5.2 mi (11 min)
Combray5.3 mi (11 min)
Meslay5.3 mi (11 min)
Culey-le-Patry5.7 mi (15 min)
Angoville5.8 mi (13 min)

Things to see and do

Listed as a historic monument, the megalith of the Pré-du-Vivret dates from the Neolithic era. It is a large flattened ellipsoid shale block measuring five meters long and three meters wide.

The church Saint-Omer is listed in the General Inventory of Cultural Heritage of France, just like the cross of the cemetery. In the latter, it is possible to discover the burials of Marc François Le Chevalier and the priest Marc Antoine Nicolas Le Chevalier whose tombs are included in the General Inventory of Cultural Heritage as well.

While strolling in the village and its surroundings, you will be able to admire two other sites inscribed in the General Inventory of the cultural inheritance, the abbey of Augustins of the Valley of XIIIe century and modified in XVIIIe, and the chapel Saint-Clair of the XVIIe century.

The Ridge Road is one of the most popular visitor sites of Saint-Omer. A paragliding school offers to enjoy the land seen from above, with a departure for flights and initiations. Marked hiking trails also allow you to discover the fauna and flora of the area.

Events and festivities

Usually the first weekend of October, the festival of outdoor activities on the road ridges is an opportunity to learn many outdoor recreation.


In flight over the Orne Saint-Omer
In flight over the Orne Saint-Omer
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Southern takeoff Saint-Omer
Southern takeoff Saint-Omer
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In tandem flight in the sky above Saint-Omer
In tandem flight in the sky above Saint-Omer
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Magnificent loop Orne
Magnificent loop Orne
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Southern deco flight
Southern deco flight
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Competitors full ancestry
Competitors full ancestry
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Tuesday 18 december
Min. 5°C - Max. 10°C
Wednesday 19 december
Min. 7°C - Max. 10°C
Thursday 20 december
Min. 7°C - Max. 12°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 (4.5 mi)
Rental of nautical equipment on the Orne valley
Nature and the great outdoors17 € Caen (18.1 mi)
Half-Day on the Cheese Route with Private Guide – Leaving from Caen
Local flavours70 € Caen (18.3 mi)
All-seasons mountain coaster
Entertainment5 € Souleuvre en Bocage (18.9 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Around Lande Pourrie
Car itineraryEasy4h00Saint-Cyr-du-Bailleul (30 mi)
Pays Domfrontais
Cycling itineraryIntermediate5h00Soucé (33 mi)


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