Here’s a selection of pretty picnic spots to discover with family and friends.

Use fresh local produce to make your own gourmet picnic, for a great lunch.

Let’s put some good local produce in our basket, a few bottles of Norman cider and apple juice, a crusty baguette, a few apples and off we go for our 4 favourite picnic spots.

Our favorite picnic spots for a successful outdoor meal :

1 – Langrune-sur-Mer, the picnic area in the Bois Joli park

avenue de la libération , 14830 Langrune-sur-Mer

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A special family picnic area

Located at the entrance to the wooded Bois Joli municipal park, the wooden picnic tables offer an unobstructed view of the play area for children and teenagers.

On site : labyrinth, slide, rope climbing course and mobilus (swinging and spinning structure for older children).

The fine sandy beach at Langrune-sur-Mer is 300 metres from the Bois Joli park.

Missing something in your picnic basket ? Go to the bakery, the butcher‘s, all close to the park.

And if, by chance, you decide to picnic on a Friday, you can take advantage of the market set up in the car park just behind you !

Bonus : dogs are allowed on a lead.

 2 – Luc-sur-Mer, Vallon de la Capricieuse

Avenue Lecuyer, 14530 Luc-sur-Mer

A picnic area for nature and animal lovers

Whether you’re a walker or a cyclist, this 33-hectare greenway stretching from the beach at Luc-sur-Mer to nearby Douvres-la-Délivrande is a haven of peace.

Follow the 2.5km greenway along the Capricieuse stream and you’ll enjoy flowering orchards and meadows grazed by quiet little animals : sheep, horses, donkeys and ewes.

More than 200 trees have been planted, including bocage species, fruit trees and honey trees for the enjoyment of walkers and in the interests of pollinating insects.

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 3 – Douvres-la-Délivrande, jardin de la Baronnie

Rue de la Baronnie 14440 Douvres-la-Délivrande

douvres la delivrande la baronnie credit nathalie papouin

A picnic area to enjoy the countryside

This large garden planted with trees and flowers is an ideal place for families to relax.

Local residents will tell you that this is one of Douvres-la-Délivrande’s most emblematic sites, steeped in history and surrounded by soothing natural surroundings.

The shady picnic tables set up under an apple tree offer a breathtaking view of the Baronnie estate.

This ancient medieval stronghold probably dates back to the 11th century. Its owners were close to Norman Duke William the Conqueror.

Right next to the Baronnie, children will love the play area : turnstile, slide, swing with seat adapted for the youngest, motor skills course…

On leaving the garden, take the Promenade Thomas-de-Douvres, a path for pedestrians and cyclists.

This tree-lined path follows the Douvette river into Douvres-la-Délivrande town centre. Don’t forget to bring your bikes !

4 – Reviers and the Seulles river

Leave Reviers on the rue du bout de Banville, take the D176, and just after the bridge over the Seulles, park on the right, signposted Banville.

A 100% Normandy picnic area, which is why it’s one of our favorite picnic spots.

Here’s a little corner of paradise in the middle of the countryside, worthy of a Normandy postcard !

The picnic area between Reviers and Banville overlooks the small coastal river that winds its way through the fields.

Down below, you can sit on the small stone steps and put your feet in the cool water ! From here, admire the wildlife around you. You’re sure to spot a few moorhens, seagulls and marsh harriers.

The river Seulles is an ideal playground for anglers. You can fish for pike, zander, perch and trout. You need to obtain a fishing licence beforehand.

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Because our favourite picnic spots don’t stop there…

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Credit : V. Rustuel

A picnic on the beach, facing the sea

Head for one of the beaches on the Côte de Nacre ! From Courseulles-sur-Mer to Luc-sur-Mer, the wide expanses of fine sand await you for a relaxing picnic by the sea.

As for the atmosphere ? the waves, the cry of the seagulls, the soft warm sand beneath your feet, the colourful sails of the boats… we love it !

Picnic tables facing the sea :

Credit : Marie-Anaïs Thierry

  • La Croisette, avenue du littoral, Bernières-sur-Mer,
  • Le Marais du Platon, cale du Platon, Bernières-sur-Mer,
  • Placette de la Baleine, Place du Petit Enfer, Luc-sur-Mer.
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Picnic tables close to the beach, in a natural setting :

Credit : Pascal Beltrami

  • Parc de l’Édit, rue de l’Édit, Courseulles-sur-Mer,
  • Rue Charles Benoist, Courseulles-sur-Mer,
  • Parc Berthélémy, rue Berthélémy, Bernières-sur-Mer,
  • Parc Verdun, Luc-sur-Mer, avenue du Maréchal Foch,
  • Vallon de la Capricieuse, Luc-sur-Mer, rue de la Fontaine,
  • Le parc de la Baleine, Luc-sur-Mer, rue de la mer,
  • Parc Pillier, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, rue du Maréchal Joffre,
  • Jardin de la mairie, Langrune-sur-Mer, rue de la mairie,
  • Parc de la Baronnie, rue de la Baronnie, Douvres-la-Délivrande,
  • Promenade Thomas de Douvres, Douvres-la-Délivrande,
  • Places des Marronniers, Douvres-la-Délivrande,
  • Aire de la Mue, 4 route des Marais, Reviers,
  • Aire de la Seulles, rue du Bout de Banville, Reviers.
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After our favourite picnic spots, it’s time for the top Normandy products, the real stars of my basket.

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Credit : Coraline et Léo

Normandy is a region renowned for its impressive historical heritage, with the D-Day landing beaches, the story of William the Conqueror and the incredible architecture of Mont-Saint-Michel !

But Normandy is also world-famous for its gastronomic culture.

Camembert, Livarot, apple pie, Andouille de Vire, seafood, Asnelles shortbread… taste the flavours of Normandy !

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