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Taste experiences

Immerse yourself in the Norman culinary experience, where every meal becomes an adventure. Near the Château Côte de Nacre, a multitude of choices are available to you, whether to taste local specialties in a romantic setting, or share a drink
in a friendly atmosphere or even cook with fresh market produce in the comfort of your equipped apartment. Here is a non-exhaustive list to savor Normandy in all its flavors.


Shopping to enjoy local products at the Château:

- 300 meters from the castle, rue de la 8ème army, you will find a very good bakery and a Proxi supermarket.
- Les Sablés d'Asnelles boutique and tea room - 2 Pl. Alexander Stanier in Asnelles: Chocolate tarts, salted butter caramel based on the recipe for the famous Asnelles shortbreads. Incredible and natural homemade.

- Jean-François Brunet butcher shop in Crépon: For good quality beef (It’s a butcher’s daughter talking to you!) - Poissonnerie Maison Daubert - Rue Léo Gariepy in Courseulles-sur-Mer: Excellent fishmonger, offers many dishes prepared with fish and shellfish: delicious and nothing to prepare. - Marc Vivier Oyster Fishmonger – OYY PARK Chem. des Roquettes in Meuvaines: You can buy excellent Meuvaines oysters there but also house-smoked trout and salmon steaks. To cut into sashimi with a salad, children love it! Nothing to do / good value for money. - La Ferme de Billy - 29 bis, 31 Rue de l'Église in Rots - 02 31 26 28 53: Either for brunch (to be reserved well in advance) or to go and taste and buy different types of ciders including Le Bris de Canadian-style ice cream, Calvados and Pommeaux. Excellent products and diversity of flavors. - Glaces de la Haizerie - La Fosse in Vaux-sur-Aure - 02 31 92 46 44: The best ice creams, EVER! Made in house, their flavors are extraordinary.... This farm supplies the best restaurants in the area. You can taste them on site and buy jars to store them in your freezers. Avoid Sunday afternoon: very busy.

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Food markets

In Courseulles sur Mer
- Market (food, clothing) all year round on Tuesdays and Fridays
morning, Place du Marché and rue de la Mer.
- Fish market, every day, all year round, Quai des Alliés on the port
In Bayeux
- Saint-Jean Market, Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saint-Jean pedestrian street
- Saint-Patrice Market, Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Place Saint-Patrice

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Restore ...

At Château Côte de Nacre, every day is an opportunity to explore Normandy's gastronomic wealth, whether you prefer to go out or enjoy an intimate moment in your fully equipped apartment. Enjoy your food !


restaurants, bars, tea room

COURSEULLES SUR MER 5.1km from the Castle:

- La Crémaillère - 23-25 ​​Avenue de la Combattante in Courseulles - 02 31 37 46
An institution ! Good products, good service, very beautiful sea view and desserts
fall on the ground. However a little noisy.
- La Pêcherie - 14 Pl. du 6 Juin in Courseulles-sur-Mer - 02 31 37 45 84
Intimate atmosphere on the port under a beautiful glass roof, good products, service

PORT EN BESSIN 17km from the Castle:

Charming and picturesque fishing port. YOU
find restaurants located on the edge of the port where you can taste local products
ultra fresh on terraces offering a breathtaking view of the trawlers returning from
fishing for scallops and mussels.

WWII – The essentials
less than 30 minutes from the Château

- Omaha Beach American Cemetery: A place of memory for soldiers
Americans who fell during D-Day and the operations that followed. Think about a picnic because there are few or not very recommendable restaurants.
- Pointe du Hoc: A promontory between Utah Beach and Omaha Beach, where an American commando operation took place.
- Artificial port & Landing Museum in Arromanches: Located on Gold Beach, this museum explains the operation and history of the artificial port built by the Allies.
- Caen Memorial: A museum and peace memorial that covers the entire history of World War II and D-Day.
- Ver sur Mer British Memorial: Overlooking the iconic Gold Beach, this memorial pays tribute to the 22,000 Commonwealth soldiers who lost their lives during the landing of June 6, 44 and the Battle of Normandy.
- Longues-sur-Mer Battery: A well-preserved German defense site with cannons still in place, located between Omaha Beach and Gold Beach.
- Jeep tour: discover the sites of the Second World War through a
authentic Jeep Willy’s – Gold Beach Company - 0967 820 514

William the Conqueror
less than 30 minutes from the Château

- Bayeux Tapestry – It recounts the events of the conquest of England by William the Conqueror. This embroidered masterpiece, 70m long, illustrates with astonishing realism the events leading to the Battle of Hastings. Children and adults alike can discover this tapestry while benefiting from age-appropriate audio narration via headphones. Attention closure for renovation September 2025.
- Caen Castle built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, is an imposing medieval fortress in the heart of the city. It houses the Museum of Fine Arts. Its ramparts offer a panoramic view of Caen.
- L'Abbaye aux Hommes, also founded by William the Conqueror, is a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture. The abbey now houses the Caen Town Hall. Its church, the Église Saint-Étienne, is an impressive monument, renowned for its harmonious facade and majestic interior, reflecting the power and piety of its founder.

Historical tours

Nestled in an idyllic setting, Château Côte de Nacre offers much more than just a stay.
It is an invitation to adventure, relaxation and discovery. Whether you are a history lover, passionate about water sports or simply looking for peaceful moments with your family, here is a list of activities and leisure activities available near the castle.

Activities: Relaxation, nature, sport...

Discover a multitude of activities dedicated to relaxation, nature, sport and the pleasures of the little ones, to make every moment with us an unforgettable memory.


Extend your break at the castle with a massage. Caroline offers you several massages with natural oils: Balinese, Californian, Thai, shiatsu... enough to take you on a gentle journey! By reservation only. 75€ H, payment by credit card or cash. Caroline Ménage: 06 01 81 12 79

- Velomaritime from Arromanches to Port en Bessin (20 km of dazzling path)
Start at Cap Manvieux located 20 minutes from the Château which is an extraordinary viewpoint: you are on the other side of Arromanches on the cliff at Tracy sur Mer. This place deserted by tourists is magnificent. You can go down towards Arromanches or walk in the opposite direction towards Longues sur Mer via the customs officers' path. The walk along the edge of the cliff goes to Port en Bessin. You can walk there or cycle there.
- Gardens of Château de Brécy (15 mins) - 8 route du Château Hameau de Creully
in Seulles: Remarkable garden to absolutely see in spring or summer. Very
intimate, inspiring, soothing. Be careful with very limited visiting days and times!
- Sallenelles Pointe du Siege – Orne Estuary, a stone's throw from the port of Ouistreham, superb walk in the heart of an ornithological refuge (dunes, bird banks, marshes, etc.)
- In Caen, the Botanical Garden, discover this magnificent garden where an exceptional tropical greenhouse awaits you or the Bird Hill with its belvedere which overlooks the city and its magnificent rose garden.

- Sand yachting in Asnelles Nautical leisure center – Rue de disembarkation – Cale de l’Essex, 14960 Asnelles - 02 31 22 71 33
- Ver-sur-Mer Nautical Club. Opens from July 6 to August 31. Sailing courses or catamaran rental, optimist, windsurfing, paddle kayaking – Bd de la plage in Ver sur mer – 02 31 21 96 16
- Bike rental in Courseulles – 2-wheel pleasure boat – Adventure Boat – 4 chemin de la Tuilerie, 14470 Courseulles sur Mer – 02 31 43 58 83 Bike and electric bike rental, mountain bike
- Fishing and water sports - Capt’&Sea Boat rental Espl. Eric Tabarly 14150 in Ouistreham - 07 88 25 92 59 -           Opening May 1, 2024

With my little ones
- Creative workshops at Au Charbon in Courseulles sur mer
- Mosaic with Polinn on 0033 (0)769211971
- Modeling with Marc on 0033 (0)638883789
- Plastic Art (drawing techniques) with Maïté on 0033 (0)644203253

- Engraving with Yannick on 0033 (0)634094630

- Horse riding with Sandra at the Bernières sur Mer club: 0660869601
- Tennis course during school holidays with Elise in Ver sur Mer: 0682953790

We hope that these suggestions will guide you through a weekend filled with love, shared adventures and cultural and gastronomic discoveries around Château Côte de Nacre. We hope that every moment spent with us strengthens your
bonds and creates unforgettable memories for two, with family or friends.

Where to find us
    4 Rue de la Libération, 14114 Ver-sur-Mer

Contact us


Where to find us
    4 Rue de la Libération, 14114 Ver-sur-Mer

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