How about visiting a pretty little corner of Normandy this weekend? We’ve come up with 10 good reasons to stay in the Coeur de Nacre.

Here, between Caen and Bayeux, Cœur de Nacre is THE destination for a breath of fresh air!

Come and recharge your batteries with us, and share simple pleasures with family, friends or lovers.

1# Moving on the 80th anniversary of D-Day

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Credit : Yvon Bosquet

Walk on Juno Beach and Sword Beach, the quiet beaches where thousands of soldiers fought for our freedom on June 6, 1944.

Here and there, contemplate the clearly visible remains of the Atlantic Wall, bearing witness to the history of the Allied landings.

2# Live to the rhythm of the tides and their little pleasures

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Credit : Lucie Déchamps – Calvados Attractivité

Ah, the sea! We never tire of it! Bored at the beach? Impossible…

There are a thousand and one family activities to enjoy on the coast between Courseulles-sur-Mer and Luc-sur-Mer at both high and low tide:

from fishing to water sports to sunset horseback riding, what will you choose?

3# Treat yourself to Normandy products

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Of course you’re familiar with our good products.

After a quick trip to the fish market, not forgetting our local producers, you’re all set for a 100% Normandy lunch:

some seafood, iodized oysters, a well-made Camembert, a creamy teurgoule, why not a Gui-Gui (in fine weather at Luc-sur-Mer), not forgetting farmhouse cider!

4# Treat yourself to a nature getaway


Leave the car behind!

On foot, on horseback or by bike, stroll through the seaside resorts and typical Creully stone villages nestled in the Seulles valley and the Capricieuse valley.

You’re bound to take the opportunity to discover the treasures of our built heritage.

5# Freewheel on Vélomaritime

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Credit : Vincent Rustuel

This 1,500 km cycle route runs along the northern coast from Roscoff in Brittany to Dunkirk on the Belgian border.

It passes through incredible sites such as Mont-Saint-Michel, the D-Day landing beaches and the cliffs of Étretat.

On the Côte de Nacre, admire the sumptuous seaside villas built in the late 19th century.

6# Fill up on adrenaline

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Credit : Didier Bordas

For thrill-seekers, there’s nothing like snow sports.

All year round, the destination’s 3 sailing schools offer introductory courses in Wind Foil, paddle, catamaran, sand yacht…

7# Enrich yourself with unexpected encounters

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Credit : Sabine Lorkin

Through some of the Cœur de Nacre experiences tested and selected by our team, meet local people who are as passionate as they are exciting.

Tour guides, greeters, lifeguards, museum owners… they’re here to share their knowledge.

8# Reach out to legendary sites

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Credit photo : Sylvain Guichard – les médiévales de Bayeux

Ideally located in the heart of Normandy and Calvados, the Cœur de Nacre destination is within easy reach of a number of must-see sites:

Caen, Bayeux, Honfleur, Deauville, Arromanches, Omaha Beach…

9# Free yourself from the weather

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Credit photo : Lezbroz Calvados Normandie

Normandy wouldn’t be Normandy without rain.

If the grass is green, the air invigorating and the cheeks of Normandy girls rosy, it’s thanks to its climate.

And don’t worry, the rain doesn’t last and is soon replaced by sunshine.

And what about this palette of unique skies?

10# Meet the team

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Credit : Yvon Bosquet

We welcome you all year round at our tourist offices in Courseulles-sur-Mer, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer and Luc-sur-Mer.

Drop into one of these captain’s offices for a chat!

We’ll introduce you to the nuggets, the good deals and our favorites, to make your stay unforgettable.

featured photo :Tellmaphotographie

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