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The must-sees in 2 days during your weekend in normandy

What activities and excursions are you planning to do in Cambremer in Normandy during your holiday or weekend in the B&B or the gite La bergerie at our country house Les Marronniers? Here are a few things not to miss among the best 10 things to do in Normandy:

  • Rest and a good breakfast at Les Marronniers, sauna and/or spa, lounging on a deckchair, walking in the garden or along the Route d’Englesqueville.
  • A tasting tour at one of the cider cellars and calvados distillery along the Cider Route in the district of Cambremer. click for a view of cider cellars on google maps
  • Shopping for local products in Cambremer (arts and crafts, cheeses, Camembert saucisson).
  • If you like authentic markets, then the Saturday morning market in Lisieux and the Monday morning market in Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives (12th century covered market) are unmissable. Plus a traditional market takes place in Cambremer every Sunday morning in summer and on Easter and Pentecost Sunday. You can buy cheese directly at the Domaine Saint Hyppolite next to Lisieux, or at the Graindorge cheese dairy in Livarot (which also offers full tours)
  • Excursions:
    • A visit of the garden “Jardins du Pays d’Auge”
    • Castle of Crévecoeur-en-Auge, and then “château de canon”, “saint pierre en Auge”, “château de Vendeuvre”, Falaise with the castle of willam the conqueror, automate museum and the new mémorial “civilians in wartime”
    • Castle of Saint-Germain-de-Livet, and manoir de Coupesarte et domaine de Saint Hyppolite
    • Beuvron-en-Auge, a “picture postcard” village of the Pays d’Auge region with its typical Normandy houses, boutique selling products made along the Cider Route, and a panoramic view from the chapel of Les Forges de Clermont. Turn due west, back towards Beaumont-en-Auge (panoramic view behind the church, artists’ boutiques), then head seaward for an appetite-building stroll.
    • Lisieux: Carmelite convent, cathedral, basilica
    • Honfleur (there are slightly fewer people in the mornings, free parking at Naturospace), then take the coastal road towards Trouville and its covered fish market, Deauville and its boardwalk (and fine shops), Houlgate and its shell beach or Cabourg (walk along the jetty for over a mile (1.7 km) or along its 2.5 miles (4 km) of beach.
  • Dinner at one of Cambremer’s excellent restaurants, or at one of the restaurants on our selection list

2 days really isn’t long enough . . . here are some other day trip ideas