What to do
What to do
They are so many things to see in Normandy you will need more than one visit to see everything in the region.
In order to help you to start planning your stay with us here are some of the sites that can be visited nearby.
Turn the pages and start dreaming! next to each site you will find the amount of time required by car to reach each destinations from our b and b.
Church of Thaon-XIe Century (10mn on foot from our house)
The landing Beaches and the military cemeteries
They are many sites, museums and memorials relating to 6th June 1944 and to the battle of Normandy that followed which can be visited, here are some examples:
Juno Beach (15mn)
Juno Beach Centre (15mn)
Arromanches and its artificial harbour (25mn)
The Watermill Route
Thaon is situated in the middle of the watermill route. This itinerary (35km/22 miles) will allow you to discover a beautiful landscape punctuated by châteaux, churches and mills.
Here are some of them:
Château de Fontaine-Henry-XVIe C. (5mn)
The mill of Amblie
Château de Bonvouloir-1792
Château de Creully-XIe c.
Priory of Saint-Gabriel
Château de Brécy
The Mill Foulon-1777
Bayeux and its tapestry (a Unesco World heritage Site)
Bayeux was spared by the bombings and so today you can visit a conserved, authentic historical town with its magnificent cathedral, paved streets and water mills.
Of course if you go to this beautiful city don´t miss the Bayeux Tapestry an embroidered cloth dating from the time of William the Conqueror and giving us a fascinating account of the Norman conquest.
Cathedral of Bayeux (28mn)
The Bayeux Tapestry-XIe C.
The Mémorial of the battle of Normandy in Bayeux
Caen and its Memorial
Even though most of the city was destroyed during WW2, Caen, remains the cultural and industrial capital of lower Normandy. Its city centre is perfect for window shopping, but it is its numerous monuments and museums that you need to take the time to discover. Particularly the Caen memorial excellent museum dedicated to education and peace, it is unmissable place to visit for those interested in Military history.
Memorial of Caen (15mn)
"Grief broke me, brotherhood raised me, and from my wounds sprang a river of liberty"
The Château of Caen