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Visit with your smartphoneTurn your smartphone into an audioguide

Visit with your smartphone

Turn your smartphone into a tour guide! In just a few clicks, download the free Izi Travel app and set off on a voyage of discovery. Easy to use, you are automatically located via GPS and all you have to do is follow the guide. Enjoy your tour!

YOUR SMARTPHONE TRANSFORMED INTO AN AUDIO GUIDE

The free audio guide in your pocket

The Tourist Office is now offering a new way to discover the historical and heritage treasures of Authentic Normandy: turn the smartphone in your pocket into an audio guide for your visit.

A tour that is audio-guided, uses GPS and is entirely free of charge

This new way of visiting the area has three major advantages: it is audio-guided, uses GPS and is entirely free of charge. All you need to do is download the free IZI TRAVEL app. Once launched, it will locate you via GPS and offer you the tour routes around you. Simply choose your tour and follow the guide!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Download the free app

To enjoy our audio-guided tours, you need to download the free IZI TRAVEL app. This smartphone app is available for free on Apple’s App Store, Android Google Play and Windows Phone Store.

The app locates you via GPS

This free app locates you via GPS and provides you with a list of the audio-guided tours closest to you. Good news, there are several in Authentic Normandy! You can then launch the tour closest to you and click “Start”. In just a few clicks, you have turned your smartphone into an audio guide: with speaker or with headphones, your smartphone is ready to tell you all about the local area!

Commentaries are launched automatically

You don’t need to be a smartphone expert or ever have done a tour like this before – using the app is easy to get the hang of. The route is recorded in the app, so all you have to do is follow the trail and the map on the screen: it’s impossible to get lost. The audio-guided commentary starts automatically when you arrive at a point of interest. You can do the tour at your own pace: it’s easy to pause, stop and listen to the commentaries again.

AVAILABLE ROUTES

CAMBREMER

Discovery tour

Cambremer, in the heart of the Pays d’Auge, is about 25 km from the beaches of the Côte Fleurie. Known as the cider capital of the Pays d’Auge with its famous “Cru de Cambremer” quality label – which Cider Route producers compete for annually – Cambremer is a gastronomical stage which hosts the AOC-AOP Festival on the first weekend in May every year.

FERVAQUES

In the footsteps of Eugène Boudin

Born in Honfleur, son of a sailor and an apprentice sailor himself in his youth, the pre-impressionist painter Eugène Boudin (1824-1898) was a great traveller. He sketched the Normandy beaches and rocks of Antibes, the Dutch ports and the Venetian Lagoon. As he made his way up the Touques valley, he worked on paintings of the churches of Touques and watercolours of the pastures of Pont-l’Évêque, but it was in Fervaques, with his friends Eugène and Stéphanie Jacquette, that he stayed most often between 1869 and 1897. Dr Eugene Jacquette (1828-1899) was an art collector from an old Fervaques family. In Fervaques, Eugène Boudin completed around twenty canvases as well as numerous drawings and watercolours. Follow in his footsteps on an eight-stop tour.

LISIEUX

Discovery tour

Embark on a 2-hour walking tour around the town centre of Lisieux, departing from the Tourist Office. This tour is an opportunity to discover or rediscover Lisieux’s rich heritage and history. The town’s first inhabitants or “Lexovians”, the Basilica of Sainte-Thérèse, the Cathedral of Saint-Pierre, half-timbered houses, the town hall, the destruction of the town in 1944 and the post-war reconstruction… not to mention the history of the Count Bishops and the invention of the helicopter… Learn all about the town!

A stroll along the banks of the Touques

The Touques, the Cirieux, the Graindin, the Orbiquet: the town of Lisieux was built at the point where these four rivers meet. To showcase its natural heritage, the town of Lisieux wished to create a footpath along the river banks, allowing visitors to stroll from the north to the south of the town.  Throughout the route, information panels guide and inform walkers. The riverside trail highlights Lisieux’s remarkable environmental assets such as the exceptional quality of the water of the Touques and the diversity of flora and fauna in these natural areas.

LIVAROT

Discovery tour

An important market town since the 16th century and situated in the heart of a farming country, Livarot experienced an agro-industrial turning point in the second half of the 19th century, specialising in dairy, cheese and cider-making. With the arrival of the railway, Livarot, Pont-l’Évêque and Camembert cheeses were just a few hours from Paris! This route, which begins and ends at the Tourist Office, includes three cheese dairies, one of which is still working today. Go on to discover an old cheese box factory and its restored steam engine, an exceptional symbol of the Industrial Revolution. The route ends at the old butter exchange and cheese market square where, every Thursday, the local farmers came to sell their weekly production of Livarot to the cheesemakers and ripeners who sold it on.

ORBEC

Discovery tour

The past meets the present in Orbec, a delightful town showcasing traditional stone, brick and timber framing. Along winding streets, blooming alleyways and meandering streams, this tour invites you to discover traditional Pays d’Auge half-timbered houses, private mansions as well as shops that breathe life into the main artery of the town, its unique and charming high street.