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Beuvron-en-Auge, a postcard made in Normandy



A tiny commune with just 200 inhabitants, Beuvron-en-Auge is located in Normandy, not far from Cabourg and Houlgate in the department of Calvados. A veritable nugget of Norman architecture, it has been voted one of France's Most Beautiful Villages thanks to its rich, high-quality heritage. Once the domain of the Maison d'Harcourt, the village is still very well kept, with its half-timbered houses, its arts and crafts centre and its old manor house. A few days camping in Calvados will be the ideal opportunity to discover this charming little village.

Campsites near Beuvron-en-Auge

Normandy is a huge magnet for tourists from all over the world, and there are enough campsites in Calvados to give you a wide choice when planning your holiday. Although there are no campsites in the commune of Beuvron-en-Auge, there are several in the surrounding towns. We've put together a selection of our favourite campsites to save you time in your search:

Open from April to the end of October, Seasonova Le Point du Jour campsite **** is located in Merville-Franceville-Plage, less than 20 km from the village of Beuvron-en-Auge. It has direct access to the sea, so you can enjoy the beach at any time of day. Slow Life entertainment is on offer in July and August, and there's a heated indoor swimming pool for you to enjoy outside the summer months too. A campsite with a zen and family atmosphere, offering yoga and well-being workshops as well as massages. Ideal for a calm and relaxing holiday.

Les Chevaliers ** campsite in Houlgate is 18 km from Beuvron-en-Auge and is open from April to the end of September. Here you'll be surrounded by greenery and in the middle of a children's paradise, with a ball pool and inflatable structures to keep them happy. Particularly suited to families, parents are also pampered with themed evening meals such as mussels and chips or paella in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Les Falaises campsite **** in Gonneville-sur-Mer is just 20 km from the village of Beuvron-en-Auge. Open from April to November, its location offers a remarkable view of the Vaches Noires cliffs. The campsite also has a heated indoor swimming pool and paddling pool, as well as great waterslides. The ideal campsite for having fun while enjoying the natural landscape.

Discovering the treasures of Beuvron-en-Auge

Beuvron-en-Auge has a Michelin-starred restaurant, as well as several other restaurants serving quality local produce "made in Normandy". The village's location, on the cider route in the Pays d'Auge, is also interesting. All this is not to detract from the beauty of the area, with its timber-framed facades and typical Normandy architecture, such as red brick and cob, which justifies the richness of its built heritage.

A village street
A village street © iStock

There are three listed manor houses here: the 15th-century village manor house near the village square, the Lieu Hocquart manor house, and the Hogue manor house.

The former Boule d'Or inn is also not to be missed. Its 18th-century architecture is remarkable.

Built in 1640 by the d'Harcourt family, Saint-Martin church is recognisable by its traditional red brick construction. Inside, you'll find an altar enhanced by superb 18th-century altarpieces and a beautiful polyphonic organ.

Saint-Martin Church
Saint-Martin Church© iStock

Les halles are well worth a visit. Located in the centre of the village, they were admirably restored around 50 years ago, using quality local materials and perfectly respecting Norman architecture.

Old half-timbered house
Old half-timbered house© iStock

Since 1972, the people of Beuvron-sur-Auge haven't missed a single cider festival! Every weekend in October, you can discover and taste this beverage at a market selling local produce. You can also watch the apples being pressed. There's also entertainment for children, a live band and a dance floor in the evening.

The Route du Cidre is a 40-kilometre tourist trail, ideal for exploring the landscapes of the Pays d'Auge and the vistas of the Dives valley. From Beuvron-en-Auge, a typical route where you can admire a concentration of Norman heritage with stud farms, half-timbered manor houses, green meadows full of cows...

Apple press on the Cider Route
Apple press on the Cider Route© iStock

Built in the 12th century, the chapel of Saint-Michel in Clermont-en-Auge is well worth a (mini) diversions. Located less than 3 km from the village of Beuvron-en-Auge, it is built in the Romanesque style, and to get there you have to cross a superb beech forest. It offers magnificent views over the forests of the Orne and the Dives valley. There is also a 6km walk to the site.






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