Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge


This gorgeous bucolic 4-hectare delight of a garden is surrounded by typical Norman half-timbered buildings, as well as a museum of old tools. For rest and sustenance, there's a sweet country crêperie where you can try no fewer than 80 crêpes (from €2.80) and galettes (from €2.90).

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1. Trouville Plage

15.26 MILES

The long and broad beach at Trouville is its greatest asset, packed with sun-seekers and children in summer, and punctuated with tennis courts, various…

2. Musée Villa Montabello

15.49 MILES

In a grand mansion dating to 1865, this municipal museum recounts Trouville's history and features works by Charles Mozin, Eugène Isabey and Charles…

3. Abbaye-aux-Dames

18.43 MILES

Highlights at the Women’s Abbey complex in the east of the town centre, once run by the Benedictines, include Église de la Trinité – look for Matilda’s…

4. Église St-Jean

18.53 MILES

An earlier 12th-century church stood at this site where this 15th-century church stands today, with its beautiful stained-glass windows. The church was…

5. Église St-Pierre

18.72 MILES

Across from the Château de Caen, the soaring Église St-Pierre was built between the 13th and 16th centuries and was being renovated at the time of writing.

6. Château de Caen

18.77 MILES

Looming above the centre of the city, Caen’s magnificent castle walls – massive battlements overlooking a now dry moat – were established by William the…

7. Musée des Beaux-Arts

18.77 MILES

This excellent and well-curated museum takes you on a tour through the history of Western art from the 15th to 21st centuries, including works depicting…

8. Maison des Quatrans

18.78 MILES

The 15th-century Maison des Quatrans is one of only two prewar buildings left in the city centre near Château de Guillaume le Conquérant, though it lost a…