Discover the City of Ouistreham

Camping les Peuplier is only 15 minutes from Ouistreham. The city is often called the pearl of the Nacre coast. During your camping holiday near Ouistreham, you cannot miss these huge sandy beaches and the small fishing port where there is a daily fish market. You can’t miss the fish market and its wave-shaped architecture. Nearly 25 fishing houses offer you their most beautiful fish and seafood. The main street of the small town is also very pleasant in season for a walk, shopping or finding a good little restaurant where to sit down with family or friends.

Portsmouth – Ouistreham

The English know Ouistreham well. Brittany Ferries has a regular line between the city and Portsmouth. 3 departures are insured per day for a crossing duration of a little more than 5 hours during the day, 7 hours at night.

What to see, what to do near Ouistreham?

The Lighthouse

Have you always wanted to see the inside of a lighthouse? Now is the time! The Ouistreham Lighthouse welcomes you from the top of its 38 meters. Take your courage with both hands to climb the 171 steps of the Lighthouse’s spiral staircase and you will discover a breathtaking 360° view of the city and the sea.

The Pointe du Siège and the Orne estuary

Ouistreham is the ideal place for a holiday in the countryside to discover the fauna and the Norman forest. The preserved natural site of the Orne estuary is a privileged shelter for nearly 300 species. Discover the dunes and the wild beach. On 350 hectares, it is a major ornithological reserve where we also cross, sometimes, seals.

Sword Beach

But Ouistreham is also the famous beach of Sword Beach where French commandos fought during the landing on June 6, 1944. The film «The Longest Day» highlights the famous Kieffer commando and the 1st Battalion of Marine Rifles. The Green Berets advanced towards Pegasus Bridge at Bénouville. Only 24 of the 177 soldiers completed the French campaign. Museum N°4 Commando in Ouistreham pays a very nice tribute to these men.

You can also visit the Atlantic Wall Museum. One can only be impressed by the last visible remnant of the most powerful coastal battery on the coast.   The «Grand Bunker» is on 6 levels and gives a striking idea of what the fighters on both sides were going through. At the entrance of the Grand Bunker, you can see one of the famous landing craft.