to the rhythm of its fishing port
The oysters, the lace and the shipyards made the fame of Courseulles-sur-Mer which today, is a family seaside resort animated all the year.
Courseulles-sur-Mer is located on the D-Day landing beaches. On 6 June 1944, the Canadian Allies landed on Juno Beach, of which the commune is a part. This very important episode of the Second World War is explained in the Juno Beach Centre, the only Canadian museum on the D-Day landing beaches.
The daily arrival of fresh fish in the fishing port, its markets, its many restaurants, the two sandy beaches and the variety of nautical activities contribute to the dynamism of the city.
What to see, what to do
The pier : it was rebuilt in wood after the war and offers a panoramic view of the port, Juno Park and the beach,
Fishing port : some twenty fishing boats land a wide variety of fish, shellfish and crustaceans throughout the year,
The fish market : the emblematic morning meeting place for holidaymakers who come to buy freshly caught fish. Every day on the 12 stalls located on the quai des Alliés.
The oyster from Courseulles-sur-Mer : With its 300 oyster beds in the 18th century, the oysters of Courseulles-sur-Mer were well known to Parisian families. Today, the Benoist family has been producing oysters, matured in clear water tanks, since the 1950s. You can taste them in the restaurants located around the basins or buy them at the fish market,
The remains of the Atlantic Wall in Juno Park : this park was the scene of heavy fighting on 6 June 1944, the day of the D-Day landings, and it still contains many remains of the defence system that made up the Atlantic Wall. The bunkers are accessible as part of the guided tours offered by the Juno Beach Centre. A signposted route provides information on this exceptional site in terms of its historical character, its fauna and flora,
Credits : G. Wait, Ph. Delval
The Vélomaritime : with a large proportion of shared lanes and cycle paths, this 1,500 km cycle route from the north of France to Brittany crosses the myriad sites of Normandy: D-Day beaches, Etretat and Mont-Saint-Michel,
The sailing school : this is the only sailing school in Coeur de Nacre to offer sand yachting. You can also practice catamaran, windsurfing, stand-up paddle, kayak and water walking,
The Parc de l’Edit and the banks of the Seulles to walk between land and sea and admire the fauna and flora,
The restaurants : the seafood and fish of our coasts are the stars of the plates,
The shopping street : food shops, delicatessens, souvenir shops… from the market place to the sea, the shopkeepers welcome you all year round,