The Côte de Nacre is on the move! New restaurants to try out, charming accommodation, unusual activities… we’ve found some lovely new things to discover in 2022 in Normandy.
New places to stay
Le Maroni, cosy bed and breakfast in Courseulles-sur-mer
This charming accommodation is located in the historic centre of Courseulles-sur-mer. The house dates from the 18th century and has been completely renovated. Romain, the owner, has chosen a subtle mix of styles with modern furniture and the charm of the ochre stone of Caen.
The establishment has a patio with a breathtaking view of the church tower. A soothing place to have breakfast or a drink at the end of the day.
La Villa Juno, vintage bed and breakfast in Saint-Aubin-sur-mer
This 1836 guest house is located 100m from the beach. The decoration of each of the 4 rooms combines design and vintage to evoke one of the decades from the “trente glorieuses” to the 70s. The decoration is adapted to each era!
The breakfast is composed of regional products or prepared on the spot. Disabled room available in pop colours.
Le Clos des marronniers, green guest rooms in Douvres-la-Délivrande
In Douvres-la-Délivrande, Baiba and Pierre have opened 5 guest rooms in their beautiful 19th century house, located in a park of more than 8000 m² with century-old trees, in a quiet area close to the town centre.
The rooms have a contemporary style, high quality bedding, private bathrooms with Italian shower and separate toilets. The common areas are composed of a lounge-library and a large dining room.
The 2 comfortable gîtes are located in a 19th century outbuilding away from the guest house.
A blue room in Camille’s garden, 2km from Douvres-la-Délivrande
A new room, Les Myosotis, with furniture and decoration in blue tones and walls in ochre stone from Caen. This charming guest house is a haven of peace surrounded by a flowery garden in Tailleville, 2km from the centre of Douvres-la-Délivrande.
It is pleasant to rest on the terrace with its garden furniture, sheltered from the wind, with, as a bonus, the singing of the birds.
New addresses to try
Les Bons Vivants, Douvres-la-Délivrande
With their feet in the sand (or almost), Olivier and his team welcome you to their brasserie located on the brand new Place du Petit Enfer. Large bay windows overlooking the sea, south-facing terrace; non-stop service from 8am. This is a nice place to enjoy the first rays of the sun.
Please note: opposite the IneLucTable, a restaurant specialising in fish and shellfish will open on 1 May 2022: Le Poulpe.
The authentic, Courseulles-sur-mer
Located on the Place du 6 juin in Courseulles-sur-mer, this new bistronomic address offers traditional home-cooked food made from fresh products. The restaurant replaces the Embruns. The menu is short and changed every day. Some vegetarian dishes are also on the menu.
Le pêcher mignon, Bernières-sur-mer
In her shop, which looks like a beach hut, Emma returns in 2022 to delight the taste buds of summer visitors. Her two specialities? Bubble waffles and bubble teas with fruit pearls. There are also unconditional treats such as crepes, ice creams and waffles.
Emma will expand in 2022 with the opening of an oyster bar on the seafront of the seaside resort.
New sports, cultural and gourmet activities
Prendre le large et s’initier à la pêche en mer
The call of the sea! Whether you are a novice or a seasoned fisherman, Jérémie, a fishing guide instructor, offers accompanied sea trips departing from Courseulles-sur-mer, to introduce you to fishing techniques. Fishing equipment is provided as well as a life jacket. It is also possible to take private lessons, tailor-made courses or to rent a boat!
Juno Caching, a kind of treasure hunt by Juno Park
This is a treasure hunt inspired by geocaching, combining memory and biodiversity, offered free of charge by the Juno Beach Centre. With the help of a small downloadable game document, families go through the Juno Park looking for clues.
Through 10 stages, they can learn more about the Atlantic Wall, the D-Day landings of 6 June 1944 and the flora and fauna that surround us.
Constance’s opinion on Juno Caching:
“We had a great time with my 8 year old grandniece Alya in the Juno Beach Centre Park. We went to discover “Juno Caching”, which is in fact a kind of treasure hunt. We loved this game where we had to look hard to find the hiding places where the riddles were hidden. We managed to find everything!
De Dieppe à Juno : une exposition sur le 80e anniversaire du Raid de Dieppe
This new exhibition at the Juno Beach Centre can be seen from 12 March 2022.
At dawn on 19 August 1942, Canadian and British troops began landing on the beaches of Dieppe. Their mission was to take the town, destroy the local port facilities and return to England with secret documents that could give the Allies an advantage in the course of the war. Unfortunately, the Raid did not go according to plan. Operation Jubilee became a bloodbath rather than the hoped-for exercise in bravery, daring and daring.
The Dieppe Raid remains one of the most significant events in Canadian Second World War history. The exhibition Dieppe to Juno brings a plurality of “Dieppe voices” to the exhibition, offering visitors the opportunity to explore the nuances and complexity of the Raid.
Discovering the D-Day Beaches in an authentic jeep
Meet Sébastien, the young and inventive chef of the Juno sector of the D-Day landing beaches, aboard an authentic jeep from the Second World War. The drivers, who are passionate about vintage vehicles, will explain everything about this jeep that once roamed the Normandy countryside after the D-Day landings on 6 June 1944.
Rhubarb sweets from the Fouques farm
Located in Sainte-Croix-sur-mer, this farm produces rhubarb in all its forms: jams, muffins, compotes, tarts… Antoine and Vinciane also invite you to discover their specialty: rhubarb sparkling! Soft, sweet and sparkling, a sweet delicacy to enjoy in summer!
The little extra: bike hire to discover the D-Day Beaches.