DEAUVILLE INTERNATIONAL WEEK
International Sailing Week took place in Deauville
from 6th to 10th June 2007. Internationally renown, a prestigious
image and a central locaion in Northern Europe make Deauville an
ideal venue for a grand international sailing event. British teams
from the nearby Solent, Irish, Belgian and Dutch teams attended
as did German and Scandinavian crews to compete against the French
CAEN SUMMER EVENINGS
In Caen, the weekends start on Thursday! In
July and August, Caen town hall invites you to the Caen Summer Evening
Festival: 40 free events and concerts programmed every Thursday
and Friday at 6.30pm and 9.30pm.
Weekend folk and dance-hall music on the banks of the River Orne
on 6th, 7th and 8th July.
Street theatre, circus acts andx juggling at the Chateau every Thursday
and Friday at 6.30pm.
Contemporary songs and music on the Cargö esplanade every Thursday
and Friday in August from 9.30pm.
Night markets in the Port de Caen every Friday from 5pm to 11pm,
from 13th July to 17th August. Free entre from 252/07/2007 to 25/08/2007:
every Thursday and Friday.
the centre of Ouistreham Place you will find Saint
Samson Church, built prior to 1150 under the abbotcy of the sixth
abbess of the Caen Trinity, Jeanne de Coulonces.
The church was consecrated to Saint Samson in 1180.
The building belonged to the abbey
of the Dames de Caen. The church's remarkable quality is a result
of this patronage and also the market town's prosperity as port traffic
flourished throughout the Anglo-Norman period.
It has a nave with six rows and also side aisles, a chancel topped
with a large tower and a choir finishing with a semicircular apse.
The nave and its side aisles were built in the mid-12th century (1150)
but were radically restored at the end of the 19th century which greatly
altered the architecutral and sculptural organisation of the church.
||CAMBREMER and the Cider Route
Follwo the "Cider Route" and visit the
villages of Augeron de Beuvron-en-Auge, Bonnebosq, Cambremer, La Roque
Baignard, Monteuil-en-Auge... and Cambremer. Visit the market town,
the church, the traditional market, the village's history, the gardens
of the Pays d'Auge and try some cider...
Suisse Normandy with its breathtaking landscapes. To the south of
Caen, along the River Orne, Suisse Normandy owes its name to its
geographical relief. In this mini-Helvetia, the "Suisse Normandy
Route" winds its way through a tourmented countryside. By car,
you can follow the signposted route as it passes through the market
towns of Thury Harcourt, Condé sur Noireau, Pont d'Ouilly
This route is accessible from Thury-Harcourt or Condé sur
Noireau on the D562.
Capricious, the road sweeps through gorges
and rocky steeps to then follow the tumultuous flow of the River
At Saint Omer the "summit route" begins, overlooking the
cretss of "Pain de Sucre" and
the "park rocks", with magnificent views of these Norman
heights. All mountain sports are to hand: hang-gliding, paragliding,
canoeing-kayaking, climbing... Rambling, horse-trekking and mountain
biking paths are everywhere, and you will also find golf and fishing.
There are many places to stop en route: the gardens of the Chateau
de la Motte d'Acqueville, viewing points over the Valley de l'Orne,
canoeing-kayaking centres, the Chateau de Pontécoulant, the
miniature railway museum in Clécy, the museum of Les Fosses
d'Enfer in St Rémy sur Orne
In 2007, Suisse Normandy will host the
European Kayak Polo Championships, from 12th to 16th September 2007.