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Mézidon‑CanonVisit Mézidon-Canon and its surroundings

Visit Mézidon‑Canon

Mézidon-Canon, between the Pays d’Auge and the Plain of Caen, is the westernmost gateway to the region. Canon Castle Gardens, awarded the prestigious Jardin Remarquable (“Remarkable Garden”) label, and the medieval Crèvecœur Castle are two of the area’s must-see tourist attractions, which will delight history buffs and lovers of fine art alike. The Canon educational farm is also well worth a visit with the family: stroke the farm animals to your heart’s content on a one-hour-30-minute tour! A signposted trail full of surprises guides visitors around the enclosures, orchards and along the river. As well as the animals, the children can enjoy an adventure trail and a zip line, while the parents sample the farm’s organic products. In Mézidon-Canon there is also a concert hall, La Loco, which offers an annual programme of concerts and various shows.

Best things to do in Mézidon-Canon

Mézidon-Canon and its surroundings

What to see in Mézidon-Canon?

Mézidon-Canon and its surroundings

The “Remarkable Gardens” of a remarkable castle

So classic, so romantic… Canon Castle, a superb 18th-century building listed as a Historic Monument, is surrounded by 15 hectares of exceptional gardens just waiting to be explored. Formal French gardens, informal English gardens… You will be blown away by this beautiful place which claims the prestigious Jardin Remarquable label!

Immerse yourself in a medieval castle

Get ready to travel back in time! The lord’s manor, castle walls, moat, farm buildings in the lower bailey, chapel… At Crèvecœur Castle, let yourself be completely immersed in the everyday life of a medieval castle! Normandy is famous for its impressive array of grand castles dating back to the Middle Ages. Smaller rural châteaux, the seats of local lords or seigneurs, on the other hand, have almost completely disappeared. In the region, Crèvecœur is a unique example not to be missed.

An educational farm perfect for an outing with the kids

With more than 1,500 animals across 50 hectares, the Canon educational farm almost looks like a gigantic animal park! Except that here you can get up close and personal with over a hundred animals, stroke them and even feed them. Children will also enjoy the playground, zip line and treetop adventure course. After all these activities, you’ll be ready for a stop at the crêperie. Your little ones will love it!

Visit a stud farm in Normandy

Normandy is horse country. Stud farms can be found all over the region, in particular in the Pays d’Auge. However, few of them open their doors to the public. At the Haras d’Ecajeul stud farm, the owners invite you in to discover this fascinating world. On the guided tour (booking required), learn what it’s like to work on a stud farm, discover the secrets of the horse whisperers and a enjoy a snack of regional products.

Tourist information in Mézidon-Canon

Si Lisieux est aujourd’hui connue dans le monde entier grâce à Sainte-Thérèse, sa fondation remonte à des temps bien plus anciens. Dès l’époque gallo-romaine, ses habitants s’appelaient les « Lexovii » devenus aujourd’hui les Lexoviens. Ville commerçante, disposants d’équipements culturels et sportifs modernes (médiathèque André Malraux, centre aquatique le Nautile, théâtre Lisieux Normandie, les cinémas, …), Lisieux est une ville où il fait bon vivre !

Lisieux Tourist information center

Tourist information

Lisieux Tourist information center

11 rue d’Alençon

14100 Lisieux


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