4 virtual visits to explore Normandy

Le Havre, Caen, Rouen—Normandy is home to some of France's most famous cities, as well as charming villages, like Cénéri-le-Gerei, classified among the most beautiful villages in France. The good news is that even during lockdown, we can explore them both online. So, let's take advantage of these virtual escapes, before we can discover Normandy for real!

The city of Caen in 360°

The project was born from the photographer Matthieu Legoupil who wanted "to discover the picturesque places of Caen and the richness of its local heritage through navigation in 360°." You can to walk around the city and admire its emblematic spots: Abbey-aux-Dames, Place Saint-Sauveur, the marina, the castle—best of all, each landmark features a short description to learn more!

Visite de Caen à 360° (External link)


The city of Rouen has also embarked on a 360° photo tour of its heritage. Notre-Dame Cathedral, Museum of Fine Arts, Gros-Horloge, Saint-Ouen Abbey, Place du Vieux-Marché—all the important highlights of Rouen and its surrounding areas are just a click away. Just navigate with your mouse, zoom and wander between the interactive points. Allons-y!

Rouen virtual visits (External link)


Immerse yourself in the ancient universe of the Gallo-Roman city of Aregenua, about ten minutes south of Caen. The archaeological museum has reconstructed two spots of the archaeological site in 3D: the luxurious house with a large peristyle, and the house with a U-shaped courtyard. The excavations at the Forum, only open normally in summer, are also visitable. The tour offers an exciting and fun visit to the indoor and outdoor spaces of the ancient city. A little bonus: the visit offers a soundtrack that makes the adventure even more immersive!

Visite virtuelle de Vieux-la-Romaine
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The villages of Orne

Orne Tourisme also offers virtual tours of four remarkable cities and sites: Saint Cénéri-le-Gerei, one of the most beautiful villages in France once frequented by the painters Corot and Courbet, the spa town of Bagnoles de l'Orme, the charming medieval village of Domfront and the Manor of Courboyer, listed a historic monument of France. The opportunity to "go green" virtually or to take yourself on a soothing and bucolic break in these picturesque villages is digital heaven. Keep in inspire future walks in person!

Orne Tourism's Virtual Visits (External link)