Places to visit around 

Here are the top places we recommend to visit, also restaurants and accommodation so that when you’re spending a day around Canon you won’t have too far to drive!

On the Spot : The organic farm and the Canon cider cellar

The entrance to the farm is 300m from the gardens. Free entry to the organic cellar where all the cider operation products can be found. Admission for the educational farm : 3€.
Several animals, childrens’ adventure course.

New ! Ticket Garden + Farm

Partner Sites 

Ask at reception at the gardens for the reduction pass. For a full price admission at one of the partner sites this pass will give you reduced admission at each of the other 5 participating sites, situated less than 30km apart. A pass is valid for two people for the whole season.

    • At 10km : château de Crèvecœur - website
      A unique example of a perfectly preserved manor, this moated chateau offers guided tours and exhibitions.

    • At 15km : The Pays d'Auge Gardens - website.
      Set in a 16th century farm are numerous displays of plants on attractive, rolling terrain covering 4 hectares. A remarkable garden.

    • At 15km : The Calvados Huet Cellar - website
      A family run distillery, specialising in the production of Calvados for 5 generations.

    • At 25km : William the Conqueror Castle - website
      Discover the castle of William the Conqueror with an audiovisual tour..

    • At 25km : The Robot Museum - website
      Discover the story of the display windows of the Paris department stores from the twenties to the sixties through 300 robots !

Other Sites

    • At 11km :  Château de Vendeuvre - website
      Museum of miniature furniture, surprises in store by visiting the house and water gardens.

    • At 28km : Château de Saint-Germain de Livet - website
      A lovely renaissance Castle with beautiful furniture. 

Towns and villages not to be missed :

    • At 10km : Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives - website
      Thinking of visiting Canon on a Monday ? First check out the traditional market in Saint- Pierre-sur-Dives in the 16th century market hall (Mondays 8.00-12.30 !) 
      Detour via the abbey church and admire its splendid pavement.

    • At 15km : Cambremer - website.
      A charming Normandy village. A traditional market, with exhibitions in the market hall...

    • At 15km : Beuvron-en-Auge - website.
      One of the finest villages in France with its timber framed buildings.

Where to have lunch ?

    • On the Spot : As a family or a party of up to 20 people (Summer only). A gourmet tray-meal can be ordered 2 days before your visit. Enjoy this with a glass of our home produced cider in the orangery or in the open air.

    • On the Spot : For parties of 20 or more (April to October)
      Lunch in the salle des Rosières before or after your guided tour ! See our offer here.

    • à 2km : L'Hôtel le Saint-Pierre / Mézidon-Canon / website.
      The Saint-Pierre Hotel offers a ‘bistronomique’ cuisine, combining simplicity with sophistication, tradition with innovation, the creation of chef, Benjamin Trémauville. In an elegant and refined setting.
      Lunchtime bistrot menu from 15€.
      The restaurant is closed Saturday midday and Sunday evening. It is advisable to book.
      74, Place Charles de Gaulle – 14270 Mézidon-Canon – Tel : 02 31 40 47 94

    • At 2km : L'Hôtel de la Gare / Mézidon-Canon
      Traditional family cuisine combines quality with brisk service daily at the hotel by Mézidon-Canon station. Menu of the day from 10€
      4, Rue Jules Ferry 14270 Mézidon-Canon - Tél : 02 31 20 06 75

    • At 10km : L'auberge du cheval Blanc / Crévecoeur-en-Auge / website
      In an former coaching inn, experience a gastronomic cuisine typical of the region, made entirely from fresh, local produce.
      44, Route de Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives – 14340 Crèvecoeur-en-Auge – Tel : 02 31 63 03 28 - 

    • At 15km : Au P'tit Normand / Cambremer / website.
      A charming restaurant, where delicious local fare is beautifully prepared by proprietress Madame Huguette Besnard.
      Lunch menu from 16€. Closed Mondays and Sunday evenings. Booking advised.
      place de l'église -14340 Cambremer - Tél : 02 31 320 320 

Or for a cup of tea ?

    • At 15km : Au repos des chineurs / Cambremer
      In a former C17 coaching inn, Au Repos des Chineurs at Cambremer makes a novel stop in your journey through Normandy. Take time to try one of Mme. Steffen’s 50 varieties of tea, accompanied by sweets and savouries.
      Madame Steffen Chemin de L’Eglise – 14340 Notre Dame d’Estrees – tel : 02 31 63 72 51

Where to sleep ?

Our accommodation list