Walk in the center of Ouistreham

A sportive walk to discover the city of Ouistreham in Normandy.

Ouistreham is located a few kilometres from Caen in Normandy. It is a resort less posh than its neighbours such as Honfleur, Cabourg and Deauville which are entirely turned towards tourism. You can go to Ouistreham if you are looking for a slightly more popular resort, it is possible to practice many activities directly on the beach - not to be missed the sand yachting very easy and very fun (40 euros two hours). You can also practice riding or karting. Ouistreham is also a beach of D-Day (Sword Beach) and there are two museums to remember these events. The most interesting is the Museum of the large bunker. Don't miss that visit !

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Duration: 3 h.

The casino

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

Yachting

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Yachting
It is very easy to practice sand yachting, everything is very well organized, Don’t miss it!

The beach

The beach
The beach is huge, it’s difficult to reach the sea at low tide.

Horse riding and karting

Horse riding and karting
A riding Center "L’étrier de la plage" is located on the beach, you can book initiation sessions for horse or pony. There is also karting circuit.

Walk

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Walk
A short pedestrian path to stroll in the dunes.

The large Bunker

The large Bunker
The large Bunker (Grand Bunker in French) is a remnant of the second world war and of the Atlantic wall. There is an entrance fee, it’s worth the visit!

A landing barge

A landing barge
In the courtyard of the large Bunker you can see a barge landing as well as various guns and tanks. Access is free.

Interior of the bunker

Interior of the bunker
The bunker is divided into floors each with a specific function. Here you can see the room where the weapons were stored. The atmosphere is well restored with models and artefacts.

The entrance to the bunker

The entrance to the bunker
The corridor of entry was held by a man with a gun. In 1944 the Germans did not offer a lot of resistance to the English 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 the telescope which was used to control the artillery. It was used the day of the landing and was a threat to the allies.

The shopping street

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The shopping street
You can stroll in the shopping street of the resort,
Start of the walk (Google Maps)

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