Heritage lovers will be spoilt for choice from Falaise to visit, castles, churches or remarkable sites.

In Calvados, the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Canivet, the Saint-Vigor chapel in Saint-Martin de Mieux, the Château de Vendeuvre, to name a few neighbours.

The remarkable gardens of Domaine Albizia, the gardens of Castillon, the gardens of Château de Brecy or those of Château de Canon in Mézidon Canon are places that will transport you into a plant world conducive to relaxation and serenity.


Castel Saint-Léonard is 30 kms from Caen where you will discover the castle and the Fine Arts Museum. The World War II Memorial will take you on a tour of the D-Day beaches.

The Bayeux tapestry will tell you the story of William the Conqueror, a child of Falaise.

For glamorous atmospheres, Deauville-Trouville and Honfleur are 45 minutes from Falaise.

Calvados is also the land of Auge with its bocage and half-timbered houses, the famous cheese dairies of Camenbert, Pont-Lévêque and Livarot are all close to Castel Saint-Léonard.


In Orne, the Haras du Pin and the Château du Bourg-Saint-Léonard near Argentan are essential visits.

Alençon has an interesting Fine Arts Museum which gives pride of place to the famous lace.

For sportsmen, horseback riding is a flagship sport in Normandy, golf, cycling and hiking are accessible to all. The Pont-d'Ouilly nautical base will allow you to canoe and kayak on the Orne River while enjoying the sumptuous landscapes of Normandy Switzerland.

These are just a few ideas for walks and visits, you will have the pleasure of discovering many other possibilities in a region very rich in history, heritage and traditions.

The Flash Bike shop in the centre of Falaise, rents bicycles by the day or for the weekend, a pleasant way to discover the surroundings!