Summer is here ! So are the holidays ! It’s time to enjoy a drink on the terrace with friends or family.

The tourist office team has come up with a selection of the nicest places to have a drink with your family or friends, facing the sea, on a south-facing terrace or in Douvres-la-Délivrande.

Let’s go for a tour of the best addresses in the Terres de Nacre.

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Au Père Tranquille, Bernières-sur-mer

terrasse du restaurant le pere tranquille bernieres sur mer

Cosy terrace in an idyllic setting, facing the white beach cabins and the beach. Chic and trendy atmosphere. This is the place to watch the sunset.

A must try : the garlic prawns.

La Maison bleue, Courseulles-sur-mer

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An address well known to the regulars of Courseulles-sur-mer. This restaurant offers a south-facing terrace, ideal for windy days. Enjoy some seafood and goog cocktails comfortably installed facing the ponds and the mill of the Ile de Plaisance. Little extra : discover the outdoor table in giant bubbles.

A must try : the latest barman’s “passion blue” base on… blue wine !

L’ineLucTable, Luc-sur-mer

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This is the brand new restaurant that has just opened on the Place du Petit Enfer. The terrace is south-facing, sheltered from the wing, but the large windows allow you to admire the sea and the ballet of the sailing boats.

A must try : the beer of the moment.

Just next door, discover the wine shop les Bouteilles à la Mer, which offers a nice selection of organic and natural wines as wells as aperitif boards.

Au bain des Mots, Saint-Aubin-sur-mer

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Facing the beach, this tea room-library looks like a beach cabin. The walls are covered with novels, comics and children’s books to read while enjoying homemade sweets.

A must try : the fluffy pancakes.

Les terrasses du mini-golf, Luc-sur-mer

aperitif en terrasse les terrasses du mini golf luc sur mer

This establishment has had a makeover! The terrace with a sea view has been completely renovated, the cushions are pretty and colorful and the benches are made of wood… not forgetting the brand new cocktail bar !

A must try : the burgers whose bread comes from a bakery in Luc-sur-mer.

L’aperotherapeute, Langune-sur-mer

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This small wine cellar offers copious aperitif boards of Norman and Corsican products and a fine selection of wines, served on large wooden barrels.

A must try : the selection of Corsican charcuterie.

La Case a Kat, Courseulles-sur-mer

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This tea room and organic wine bar located in the heart of the seaside resort offers a small sunny terrace and a very large choice of novels, comics and children’s books.

A must try : the multiple flavours of Norman ice teas.

Place 26, Douvres-la-Délivrande


The bookshop, well stocked with children books, mangas, comics, novels, now offers a tea room area with local delicacies from Normandy (ice creams, coffeas, teas, cakes…).

A must try : the pastries made by Sylvie, les Desserts Lutins.

La Riceteria, jolie cabane, Langrune-sur-mer

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Here is a small shop offering a wide range of delicacies to be enjoyed with tasty smoothies, on the colorful terrace shelterd from the sea spray.

A must try : the gourmet “rocky rad cake”, THE speciality ! It’s a brownie with marshmallows and nuts.

Find out more about the restaurants and terraces of Terres de Nacre.

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