We all love to discover the highlights of Normandy on holiday. But for once, why not go off the beaten track!
Let’s venture on the unusual path by trying out some less conventional guided tours.
Discover our top 5 unusual guided tours in the Cœur de Nacre to be surprised, to learn, to laugh and to share.
1# a guided tour in an authentic Citroën Dyane 6
From 01 April to 31 October
Immerse yourself in the world of the 1970s aboard this carefully restored Citroën Dyane 6! You’ll enter a world of forgotten sensations!
Here there are no electronics, no navigation system and the notion of ergonomics is spartan… but the vintage atmosphere is there.
At the wheel, Bernard, a vintage car and Normandy enthusiast, proposes two circuits with frequent stops to present the sites of interest and their history:
the first one allows you to enjoy the charm of the picturesque villages of the Côte de Nacre and the second one covers the Sword Beach area of the D-Day landing beaches.
2# a gourmet visit in an old medieval stronghold
All year round – booking 48 hours before the chosen date
In the sumptuous setting of a seigniorial dwelling called the Barony, Corine, the tour guide, welcomes us in traditional Norman dress.
A lover of local gastronomy and a history buff, Corine is offering two new gourmet tours: one on the origins of Norman milk production and cheeses, the other on apples and the drinks made from them.
Each visit is followed by a tasting of regional products to delight your taste buds!
3# a flight over the D-Day landing beaches in a microlight
All year round
Let’s get high with Typhoon’s Air to discover the Normandy coastline and the D-Day beaches from the sky! At altitude in the gyrocopter, firmly attached to our seat behind Florent or one of his colleagues, the landscape is quite different!
We see the remains of the Atlantic Wall between Courseulles-sur-mer and Bernières-sur-mer, the caissons of the artificial port of Arromanches or the unusual pentagon-shaped architecture of the Juno Beach Centre, which recalls the Canadian maple leaf.
4# a relaxing walk by the sea
From 1 March to 30 November
Estelle, sophrologist and guide, combines her two loves, sophrology and history, during this unusual 2.5km walk.
She takes us to Juno Beach, the Canadian sector of the D-Day landing beaches.
There, we learn to breathe well, we practice stretching, we awaken our senses by observing nature and by practicing some sophrology and land art exercises.
Well-being and rejuvenation guaranteed!
5# a botanical walk in the park of a castle
Marie-Brigitte Fontaine is the happy owner of the château de Reviers and is passionate about botany.
A former pharmacist, essential oils, homeopathy and plants have no secrets for her. On Saturdays, she welcomes us in the wooded park of her castle.
During the walk, she presents the species of plants, explains how to recognize them and to which family they belong.
She tells us the secrets of certain leaves or flowers and their use in medicine and cooking.