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Les 2 CV PierrefitteThe idea is a touristic ride in a 2CV for half a day or a full day in the Touques valley or the Côte Fleurie to let you discover the most beautiful villages and landscapes of the region.

Participants drive their own cars and at each stop in the villages, it is possible to change driver. A fguide accompanies the group and explains the different sights of the region. The cars are connected by radio, music of the 2CV's era is broadcast throughout the ride.

Different visits are included: calvados distillery with a tasting, typical Norman farm with a cheese tasting, cider, pear cider and pommeau (a local aperitif). The route takes you along country roads and paths, helping to discovery the intimacy of our region. (Optional activities: Norman workshops, cow milking, butter and cheese making)

If you wish to give a competitive edge to the day, each car (which becomes a team) receives a questionnaire on Normandy and the 2CV (all answers are given by the guide). At the end, an award is given to the winning team.

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camping honfleurWhen a Honfleurais meets another Honfleurais, and he wants to tell him a "tite histouere de son kin", or a little story about his dog, this is what happens :

En descendant sous l'bachin j'ai r'trouvé mon kin étale par terre à la quart d'la rue du dauphin => down on the docks of the old basin I found my dog ​​lying on the floor on the corner of Rue du Dauphin. Il l'tait tellement maqué par les pouêts, qui fallait l'sortir avec une bérouette => He was so eaten up by lice we had to remove him with a wheelbarrow. J'avais bien essayé d'le balancer à l'iau, pour qu'y soit trempé nié et qu'les pouets calanchent, mais y'avait tellement mouc' qu'jarrivais pas à l'crocher => I tried to put him in water so the lice would die but there were sp many flies I could not catch him. Vu la position du cabot j'm'ai douté qu'il avait dû se prendre une mandale dans la gueule: Il avait peut ét' ben tiré du pésson => Because of the dog's posture, I suspected that he had take a hit in the mouth: He had perhaps stolen some fish.
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You do not understand? Welcome to Honfleur!

Sung by Jacques Brel ("VESOUL"), filmed on numerous occasions (for example, "The Fourth Power" released in 1985 with the actors Philippe Noiret and Nicole Garcia), painted by some of the greatest, Honfleur, 30 kms from Camping Le Brévedent, is a mandatory stop for anyone wanting to understand the historical importance of the Seine. Or understand what has been able to attract many renowned painters. Located in the extreme north-east of the Pays d'Auge, on the left bank of the Seine, right in front of Le Havre (town rival!). Its historical and artistic wealth unfolds with every stride. Come rain, snow or under a bright sun, the old port has inspired generations of painters. It is also common to encounter many of them. It's tall houses with slate on Sainte-Catherine quay, its three churches and the Notre Dame de Grace chapel on the heights, it's lieutenancy, its salt warehouse, pedestrian or semi pedestrian streets, its perfectly preserved districts, museums, art galleries, etc. Everything is an invitation to walk and daydream. No casino in Honfleur! And no one wants one !

A thousand years of history and a painting school !

Since Gallo-Roman times, a human settlement is known to have existed at the mouth of the Seine. From the ninth century onwards, the port develops after Scandinavian and Norman invasions.

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memorial caen 6 juin 2015In the next few days we will be celebrating the 71 anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Situated in the Calvados region, only an hour away from the D­Day landing beaches, this part of history is very important to locals and tourists alike. st anniversary of the D­Day landings and the 70.

Many memorial museums have since been created to celebrate the heroes who liberated Normandy, to re­tell their story in the best way possible. There is a large choice of places to visit : here we have selected our favorites :

- Caen Mémorial Museum  (only 40 mins drive from the site)
This huge museum enables visitors to explore history in a unique way. The design of the exhibitions and their quality take your breath away. You start the visit at the end of the 1 path through to the end of the Cold War. The many visuals (videos, photos, unique memorabilia...) help to understand the way the war really was, and how things were left. A temporay exhibition room upstairs deals with more recent issues, for example the 11 September attacks in New York or the earthquakes in Nepal. st World War and continue a

- Arromanches cinéma 360 (about 1 hour from the site)
A 20 minute film that leaves you speachless. Real historic footage compiled into a short film showing the D­Day landings and the liberation of Normandy. Standing in a room surrounded by huge screens and mind- blowing sounds... a very emotional moment. There is nothing much to say apart from that it is a must see for anyone interested in the spring of 1944. The town of Arromanches, now a small seaside resort, is where you can see Mulberry Harbour, the artificial port created by the British to be able to quickly unload supplies and ammunition for the troops. It isn't possible to visit the harbour (well... it is in the middle of the sea!) but just seeing it from the shore and imagining what it was like 70 years ago is an experience in itself.

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camping pont l evequeSitauted 10 kms from the Côte Fleurie (Deauville and Trouville sur mer) where vacationers flock to enjoy the sunshine on the beach, casino and American Film festival, serving the Pays d'Auge by the A13 motorway, Pont l'Eveque and its 4 500 permanant residents is the gateway to the region. It offers remarkable cultural, architectural and historical richness.

Since the Middle Ages in fact, the dynamism of its trade was the key for any merchant of the Pays d'Auge. Flourishing between the wars, made famous by Gustave Flaubert that set "A simple heart" (Un cœur simple) here, occupied until 1944, bombed, burned, destroyed upto 65%, it was one of the first French towns to be liberated by the allies.

Two versions differ as to the name given to the city, and the burning of the municipal archives in 1944 does not help to remember. Pons Episkopi, created in the twelfth century was born according to the will of a Lisieux priest to build a bridge (hence the name). A 2nd release invokes the deformation of Pont­les­Vaches (cows in local dialect) which is pronounced Pont­les­Vaques, and finally in its contemporary form Pont l'Eveque. I venture a 3rd version: Why should the city not be named after Roger de Pont­Bishop (1115­ 1171), Archbishop of York, so Robert Bishop's bridge?

Established at the confluence of three rivers that are the Touques, Calonne and Yvie visibly peeking between two rows of houses in the Rue de Vaucelles (the latter was used for washing clothes and dump their dirty water), flooding the fields every winter used for cattle ranching. Hence the city's emblem :

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For this, from under the shade of the apple trees, we will regularly share information about each of these sites : because they are at the origin of the atmosphere that we try, through our activities and services, to share with our guests.

Pont­ L'Evêque with its namesake cheese and it's colombage constructions so typical and perfectly conserved in the Rue de Vaucelles. But also Camembert and Livartot. Have you tried them before ? (12 km from the site).

Beaumont­ en ­Auge and its 90 m high point which offers a magnificent vue over the Touques valley, birth place of Pierre Simon Laplace who demonstrated the stability of of solar system (20 km from the site).

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A tent on the roof of your car !

It's great. You just have to remember where you are when you get out of bed...

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week end terroir normand camping le brevedentYou are invited by all the team at Castel Camping Le Brévedent, on the week­end of May 29th to 31st, to a « terroir » themed stay in the heart of Normandy's Pays d'Auge region.

The sunny days are here, and Normandy has never looked better : flowers, flowers and more flowers !

So, as well as making the most of the 6 hectares of greenery, pool, lake, orchard, bar and restaurant, we have organised a little tasty and festive week­end !

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