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by grumpyoldlady Online Now Mar 23, 2013 at 2:52 AM

Any suggestions as to what to see pretty villages/places to eat - in the Beavron en Auge/Beaumont en Auge area - calvados distilleries

We know the area of St Jean le Blanc area reasonably well as my Father was injured there in the Battle of the Bocage - visitinng May

Many thanks

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    Re: Calvados Region

    by balhannah Online Now Mar 23, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    What a pretty region. My husband and I did a tour of this region, so if you would like to start in Le Bec Hellouin , one of Frances most beautiful villages, and it is! "POSTCARD PERFECT LE BEC-HELLOUIN" - Le Bec-Hellouin by balhannah
    you can then follow the links to other villages we saw in the area.
    Lisieux a city, but it has a wonderful Cathedral worth visiting. Saint-Germain-de-Livet "GORGEOUS CHATEAU!" - Saint-Germain-de-Livet by balhannah has pretty castle with a moat, and Chateau Crevecoeur-En-Auge, also has lot of old restored buildings, all beautifully set out."CREVECOEUR-EN-AUGE" - Crèvecoeur-en-Auge by balhannah
    Cambremer "LISIEUX" - Lisieux by balhannah was nice, has an old church and nice countryside.
    Beuvron-en-Auge "Most Beautiful Village - BEAUVRON-EN-AUGE" - Beuvron-en-Auge by balhannah another stunning village and another most beautiful village in France.
    I really think anywhere you go in this area is pretty. Often we come across real "gems!"

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    by Beausoleil Online Now Mar 23, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    Excellent ideas from Balhannah above. Beuvron-en-Auge is gorgeous, one of the Plus Beaux Villages of France. There is also the coast. A visit to Cabourg would be fun. We were renting a cottage in the area and the landlady suggested tea at The Grand Hotel in Cabourg. What a choice! It is very grand, in the Belle Epoque style and there is a Proust Walk on the boardwalk outside. The beach is lovely even in the off season. There are many pretty towns along the coast starting at Cabourg. Drive along through Houlgate (nice church and great beaches), Villers-sur-Mer, Deauville and Trouville with the pretty harbor and casino if you are interested. Continue on to Honfleur, an art center with a lovely Old Town, very interesting church and beautiful harbor. Don't know how much driving you want to do, but we made a day trip to Jumieges Abbey, then on up to St. Wandrille Abbey and had a really nice lunch at Caudebec-en-Caux where we watched huge ships go under the Pont de Brotonne. La Marine, facing on the Seine: "Excellent restaurant with a fabulous view!" - Caudebec-en-Caux Restaurant Tip by Beausoleil

    You should spend a day in Caen if you haven't seen it. There is a small Old Town area, two abbeys and the Chateau which is gone but there is a very nice Museum of Norman Life, a chapel with art exhibits and a very nice Beaux Arts within the walls. The Peace Memorial off the Peripherique is worth at least a half day. We spent a rainy day there and spent the entire day even lunching in their excellent cafeteria. "The Caen Peace Memorial" - Caen Things to Do Tip by Beausoleil

    If you haven't seen Bayeux, you should try to get over. The cathedral is spectacular and the Bayeux Tapestry amazing. There is a great market there on Saturday and lots of excellent restaurants. Le Pommier is a favorite of ours. Le Pommier: "Convenient to sightseeing and fun" - Bayeux Restaurant Tip by Beausoleil

    How long do you have? There are lots of things south of Calvados that are interesting. We enjoyed Falaise and the Suisse Normande.

    Type the names of some of these places into the VT Search Window above and see what members have already written about them. I can particularly recommend the Normandy Pages of VT member Ranger49 who has spent a lot of time there. Here's the link to her Beuvron-en-Auge Travel Page and you can get to the rest from there. "Beuvron-en-Auge" - Beuvron-en-Auge by ranger49

    You might also enjoy checking the web site for the Plus Beaux Villages of France. They are always worth a visit and you can check them by location. les-plus-beaux-villages-de-f...

    Enjoy your visit to a very lovely part of France.

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