Cambremer is a small town approximately 20 miles east of Caen, south of Deauville, 2 miles north of the RN13. It is 40 minutes' drive from the ferry ports of Le Havre or Caen. Cambremer has approx. 1200 inhabitants, but is more important than it may seem since it is the 'head of the canton'. Consequently it boasts a good selection of shops (boulangerie is 150 yards/metres from the house), bank, pharmacy, 2 restaurants, bar, garage and a post office. There is no through traffic through the town.

On the edge of town there is a traditional Calvados (apple brandy) distillery which you can visit, with tours in English. Cambremer is also at the heart of the 'Cider Route', with visits to farms where you can see (and taste!) cider being made the traditional way. The tourist information office can give you details of these as well as organised visits to the many stud farms, chateaux and churches in the nearby villages and surrounding countryside. It is also good walking country - a map at the house shows circuits of 'green' and country lanes starting 50 yards/metres from the front door.

Market day is Friday, with special Sunday markets during July and August.

Above all, Cambremer is REAL FRANCE, chiming church clock and all!

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Bar in the Square   Sunday market
Bar in the VillageSquare   Sunday market in summer


View from house
View from first floor window