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Walk in the center of Ouistreham

A sporty walk to discover the town of Ouistreham in Normandy.

Ouistreham is located a few kilometers from Caen in Normandy. It is a less posh seaside resort than its neighbors such as Honfleur, Cabourg or Deauville which are entirely focused on tourism. If you are looking for a more popular and sporty resort you can go to Ouistreham, it is possible to practice many activities directly on the beach - don't miss the char à voile very easy and fun (40 euros for two hours). You can also practice horse riding or karting. Ouistreham is also a landing beach (Sword Beach) and there are two museums to visit to remember these events. The most interesting is the museum of the large bunker. Do not hesitate to visit Ouistreham.

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Casinos

Casinos
The old casino which was built in a Norman style was destroyed in 1942 by the Germans. A new casino was rebuilt in a more modern style.

Sailboat

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Sailboat
It is very easy to practice sand yachting, everything is very well organized, the initiation sessions last 2 hours, it is absolutely necessary to reserve before coming because the activity depends on the weather and the tide times. Not to be missed!

The beach

The beach
The beach is huge, it is even difficult to reach the sea at low tide so far!

Horse riding and karting

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Horse riding and karting
A horse riding center "L'étrier de la plage" is located directly on the beach, it offers introductory sessions on horse or pony. Next to it there is a karting circuit.

Promenade

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Promenade
A short pedestrian path allows you to walk in the dunes along the canal.

Le Grand Bunker

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Le Grand Bunker
The Great Bunker is a relic of the Second World War and the Atlantic Wall. The visit is paying (7,5 E), it is not very long but it is well organized.

A landing craft

A landing craft
In the courtyard of the Great Bunker you can see a landing craft as well as various cannons and tanks. The access is free of charge.

Inside the bunker

Inside the bunker
The bunker is divided into floors, each with a specific function. Here we can see the room where the weapons were stored. The atmosphere is well reconstituted with mannequins and period objects.

The entrance to the bunker

The entrance to the bunker
The entrance corridor was manned by an armed man. In 1944 the Germans did not offer much resistance to the British when they broke down the door. The 53 Germans surrendered without a fight.

The last floor of the Bunker

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The last floor of the Bunker
On the top floor you can see this telescope which was used to direct artillery fire towards the beaches. It was used on the day of the landing and was a threat to the Allies. It is still in use today and you can see the beaches of Ouistreham in close-up.

The shopping street

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The shopping street
You can walk through the shopping street of the resort, there are other restaurants near the ferry departure. There is also a fish market at the ferry departure point.

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