A small and peaceful village

In the foreground is the Anisy pond and in the background, behind the weeping willow and lakeside trees, the Anisy manor house.

The village of Anisy is a small locality situated a few kilometres from Douvres-la-Délivrande, North of Caen.

The Dan, a small quiet river, rises in the village.

After the D-Day landings on 6 June 1944 on Juno Beach, Canadian troops reached the villages of Anisy and Mathieu, covering a distance of 12 kilometres from the beach. One of their objectives was then to reach Carpiquet airfield and the city of Caen.

Things to see and do:

  • Saint-Pierre church : with its Romanesque door decorated with capitals, its nave and choir built in the 11th and 12th centuries and its high altar surmounted by a baroque altarpiece of the 17th century,
  • the well : a 19th century well made of limestone and wood. The well: a 19th century well made of limestone and wood. There were 50 wells in the village of Anisy until the 1950s.

I discover the sights and places of interest in Anisy on foot :

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