Tourism and activities
Few steps only from the city center, the hotel IVAN VAUTIER is the ideal place for visiting Normandy and Caen, famous and buzzing city.
We will be more than happy to help you plan a local sightseeing tour or a day trip to anywhere that piques your interest.
Golf lovers who are staying at Ivan Vautier's will be delighted : we propose special rate to discover Caen Golf course !
Situated in an area of 220 acres on the outskirts of Caen, the two courses design by Fred Hawtree, offer a magnificent golfing experience.
The architect, who is also responsible for the renovation in 1991 of the well known Royal Birkdale course, first created the 18 holes on the plain in 1990 and later the 9 additional holes in the woods.
For beginners and low handicap players alike, the challenging course is perfectly integrated in a terrain of different levels and rich vegetation.
The 27 holes on the course are meticulously maintained and will enable you to enjoy your game, before ending the day on the panoramic terrace of the restaurant.
- 18th holes course "La Plaine/Vallon" par 72, 6159 meters
- 9th holes course "Le Bois " par 36, 2983 meters
30 practice range (16 covered), pitching green with practice bunker, putting green, 3 compact holes, pro-shop, buggies, trolleys and club rental.
You wish to spend your time differently ? Cover the D-day Beaches in Jeep, off the beaten tracks and in the eveing, enjoy the unique " Chef d'État " meal... expressly cooked for Sirs Presidents Poutin, Blair, Chirac and even Bush, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Landing...
Package from 255 Euros for 2 people.
Please contact us by e-mail or by phone, for any reservation or any question you may have.
Museums and historic sites:
Caen Memorial Museum presents a path based on the Second World War, the Cold War, and the Human Rights. It is one of unescaple cultural and tourist site in Normandy.
L'Abbaye aux Dames, founded around1060, is a masterpiece of Norman Romanesque architecture, and l'Abbaye aux Hommes, home to Caen Town Hall.
Built around 1060 by William the Conqueror to house his residential palace, Caen Castle is one of the largest fortified enclosures in Europe.`
And also parcs and gardens:
Le jardin des plantes, the cradle of botany in Caen, a real museum of plants; the Birds Hill, near the Memorial Museum, a vast site of landscaped gardens and floral display.
Le Bessin (Bayeux, Arromanches, ...), the D-Day beaches, the Bayeux Tapestry...
La Côte de Nacre (Courseulles, Ouistréham, Luc sur Mer...): on these "nacre" beaches, family resorts dotted with fishing ports and casinos offer all kinds of peacetime activities.
La Côte Fleurie (Deauville, Honfleur, Cabourg...), is to this day the luxury seaside resorts of Parisians, inspiring artists and writers and ow attracting movie stars to film festival here.
Le Pays d'Auge (Pont l'Évêque, Lisieux, Livarot...) offers a large variety of local products such as cider, calvados, pommeau, famous cheeses.
La Suisse Normande (Thury-Harcourt, Clécy...) with some marvellous views, a heavenly spot for climbers, hikers, canoeists, anglers and paragliders.
Le Mont-Saint-Michel: all roads leads to this World Heritage Site.