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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Ouistreham, France your home away from home

Anyone searching for a great holiday by the north coast of France might like to try the resort of Ouistreham. Located in the Calvados department within the region of Normandy, this town offers many things for holidaymakers to see and do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs, gites, villas, apartments and campsites.

Things to do on holiday to Ouistreham, France

Ouistreham is located by the sea and holidaymakers can enjoy the summer sun on sandy beaches nearby. As well as swimming in the sea, visitors can participate in other watersports such as fishing, diving, surfing, wind surfing and sailing. This scenic area is also ideal for hiking and cycling with some nice routes along the coast. There are many golf courses in the department of Calvados including one 20 minutes away at Caen. Other popular activities here include tennis, mountain biking and horse riding. Ouistreham has some excellent bars, cafes and restaurants serving delicious French cuisine and seafood. Some shops and markets can be found here as well, where self catering holidaymakers will be able to purchase food and drinks.

Places to visit on holiday to Ouistreham, France

Ouistreham features several tourist attractions including a couple of good museums and an old German bunker from World War II that was captured by the British. Caen is just 20 minutes drive away and features fine sights such as the 11th century castle, which is one of the largest medieval fortresses in Western Europe. Visitors will also be able to see abbeys, churches and the beautiful botanical gardens in Caen. Less than 30 minutes from Ouistreham is Dives-sur-Mer, where visitors can see a 14th century Market Hall in which the Saturday market is held. Holidaymakers can also visit Church of Notre Dame in Dives-sur-Mer as well as an unusual garden called Maison Bleue. A 40 minute drive will take tourists to the town of Bayeux, which is best known for its 11th century tapestry but is also home to the Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy.

Weather in Ouistreham, France

July and August are the warmest months of the year in Normandy with average high temperatures of 21 degrees centigrade. January and February are the coolest months with average highs of 9 degrees and lows of 4 degrees centigrade. As well as being one of the coldest months, February is also usually the driest with an average of 49mm of rainfall. December sees the highest level of precipitation with an average of 84mm.

Travel to Ouistreham, France

Rennes – Saint-Jacques Airport (RNS) is approximately two hours and 25 minute’s drive from Ouistreham. Flights arrive here from Southampton (SOU) year round as well as seasonally from Cork (ORK), Dublin (DUB), Edinburgh (EDI), Exeter (EXT) and Manchester (MAN). Alamo, Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National/Citer and Sixt are car rental firms located at the airport. Alternatively, visitors from the UK can catch a ferry from Portsmouth to Ouistreham.

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Ouistreham Holiday Apartments & Homes (300+)

 

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Fantastic views, great location!

5 of 5
We had a great stay in the Easter holidays. The location is a good base for viewing all of the Normandy sites. The house was brand new and we found out on arrival that we were the first visitors! The house is literally on the beach and when the tide goes out you can walk over to the Mulberry harbour or all the way to Arromanches if you're feeling energetic. There is a huge amount of space to play on the beach so perfect for families. The house was well equipped and has a great common area in and out. The only drawback was the local amenities. We found only two local restaurants within walking distance and the shops have limited opening hours. Get to the patisserie early if you want a croissant! Overall a wonderful house with amazing views highly recommended.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

A beautiful ideal beach front holiday home for families or large groups

5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our week away in Ouestreham. The house was perfect for all 3 of our families and we loved the open space layout. Plenty of room and very comfortable and clean with all the usual facilities and amenities. Right on the beach front and just a short walk from Ouestreham itself. Plenty of lovely English spoken restaurants and bars and only about 5 minutes away from 2 supermarkets. In close distance to all the historic places which are a must to visit. We will definitely be returning to this house.
  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016