La Normandy is the only place France to find its place in the 2022 ranking of the “top destinations to visit” of the New York Times. The daily newspaper invites us to travel to 52 destinations to practice a responsible tourism in a changing world. We confirm it, Normandy is the ideal choice for a green stayInter sea et the countryside. It will be an opportunity to immerse yourself in the story local and national, to taste local products and practice multiple activities. And you know what ? Normandy Cabourg Pays d'Auge is a summary of it all. The Normandy par excellence, it is 39 municipalities, 2 hours from Paris and a few minutes from Caen, which guarantee you a holiday rich in diversity.
Varied landscapes between Pays d'Auge and Côte Fleurie
Normandy includes on the one hand a countryside rich in fields and pastures, on the other hand a coastline which extends over 600 kilometers along the the Channel. On our territory, it's the same thing: the Pays d'Auge and marsh of the Dives occupy the interior of the land, the Côte Fleurie includes seaside resorts. You will therefore find the advantages of a stay by the sea and in the countryside.
The Pays d'Auge is a vast region, where calm and serenity reign. The hilly landscapes are warm and punctuate the walk, whether you are on foot, by bike or by car. Cows and apple trees dot the green grass. I'typical architecture is characterized by half-timbered houses, some of which still have their thatched roofs. The stud and stables are numerous to welcome our friends the horses.
The marshes of the Dives contain another type of landscape, wilder. Put on your hiking boots and set off to discover a biodiversity exceptional. Not only do marshes play an essential role in regulating water flows, but they are also home to many Migrator birds and many other animal and plant species. Keep your eyes open for mallards, swans and storks.
The Côte Fleurie extends from the Touques estuary than the Orne. You will find a completely different atmosphere, entertaining and festive. Stroll through the seaside resorts of Cabourg and Houlgate, jump into the waves, sail or lie down quietly, close your eyes and breathe... Do you feel the Norman sea air tickling your nostrils?
The three Cs and tasty gastronomy
"The Pays d'Auge is the cradle of Camembert, calvados and cider ". It is not we who write it, but the New York Times and we are not going to contradict it! Indeed, Normandy will not disappoint you gastronomy. Get ready for an explosion of flavors every time you taste seafood, drinks and good Norman cheeses.
What's even crazier is that you can directly meet the producers in our regions. For example, the Cider Route will take you for 40 kilometers to the gates of the Pays d'Auge farms. The loop can be done by car or by bike for the most motivated who are not afraid of the climbs! Follow the signs and let yourself be guided. The views are magnificent and the farms welcoming. At the end of the journey, you will know everything about the realization of the Apple juice, cider and calvados. The path also allows you to discover the Norman rural heritage and take breaks in the authentic villages. In Beuvron-en-Auge, take the time to enjoy the sweetness and art of living in Normandy.
Sports activities in Normandy
It's all well and good to taste Norman local products, but after the comfort, you have to consider the effort! That's good, because our region offers a wide range ofsports. Whether you are more land or sea, you will find something to suit you, because there is something for everyone! Let yourself be tempted by an initiation of kitesurf or by the paddle board rental.
La walk fishing will satisfy families, just like the horse riding. Some equestrian farms also offer rides and lessons. Our territory also has very beautiful golf to swing perfectly. Paths of hike criss-cross the region and the Velomaritime, which runs along the Côte Fleurie, will delight cyclists.
Memories of World War II
La Normandy is also a land associated with one of the greatest conflicts of the XNUMXthe century. It was here that the Allied forces landed the June 6, 1944 to liberate France. AT Ranville and in neighboring towns, museums, cemeteries and memorial routes retrace the great History, that of the XNUMX Landing and Operation Tonga. This strategy consisted of securing the area on the night of June 5 to 6, to prepare for the landings scheduled for dawn, thanks to the airborne forces. A stay with us is also a time to understand the Battle of Normandy and pay tribute to all these men.