Images en cours de chargement
Loop of the Orne, near Clécy|Photo OsbernThe place of the Sakai|Photo Toutoune25Clécy, on the edge of the Orne|Photo Catherine AeschlimannBicycle-rail between Erambourg bridge and tunnel drops|The Museum of the miniature railway|The Hardy Museum|Photo Ouest France

Clécy, village of the Norman Switzerland

Main tourist centre of the Norman Switzerland, the town of Clécy narrow is the starting point for many hikes. It offers all kinds of leisure activities: golf, fishing, canoeing, climbing, pedal boat, hang gliding and horseback riding. With views over the rocks of parks and Sugar Loaf, Clécy reveals his surprising nature.

Main historical monuments, the Château de La Landelle is one of the oldest monuments of Clécy, the manoir de Placy 16th century and the 15th century St. Peter Church.

Brief summary of history

The name of Clécy is mentioned in 860 in the reign of Charles the Chauve. The centre of Clécy grew in importance and densifia with the birth of a market in 1632, he was prosperous until the French Revolution.

Exploitation of the River Orne with the industrial era in the 19th century, developed the driving force (mills) and hydropower (textile mills). From the beginning of the 20th century, the economic activity of Clécy turned to tourism, it was named officially "capital of the Norman Switzerland".


The Museum of the miniature railway
Located near old lime kilns, the miniature railway museum transports us in the land of the infinitely small with different landscapes reconstructed with such attention to detail. 310 m² of models and a collection of 250 locomotives, 450 cars, 650 houses, all illuminated by hundreds of lights.
Museum of the miniature railway - street of Ermington, 14570 Clécy - Tel. + 33 (0) 2 31 69 07 13.
The Hardy Museum
André Hardy is an artist born in Clécy. It is through more than 100 paintings and various works, with the exceptional colors of this Impressionist painter, that one can discover the "Norman Switzerland".
Musée Hardy - Place of the Sakai, 14570 Clécy - Tel. + 33 (0) 2 31 69 79 95.

The Norman Switzerland

Tourist area in the heart of Normandy, the "Norman Switzerland" owes its name to its hilly terrain. Geology has shaped this area which include mountain ranges the oldest in Europe. The diversity of its landscape with its deep valleys, steep slopes, gorges, its whitewater and its forests suggests numerous outdoor and discovery activities. Artists were not mistaken; These landscapes and exceptional heritage have inspired many painters such as Hardy, Léandre, Lemaître and Pissarro.
The tourist route of the Norman Switzerland
The region is a popular destination of holidaymakers, because of its spectacular natural setting and the varied leisure offer.
The tourist route of the Normandy Switzerland is a motor racing circuit of 65 Kilometres across the scenic landscapes of the Valley of the Orne. The point of view on the Gorge of the oak from the rock of Oëtre is unavoidable. Also the loop of the Hom, the road peaks and rocks of parks. It passes through quaint villages and a preserved heritage: mansions, houses of character, viaduct, ancient tanneries, castles and chapels.

Clécy Campbell golf

Built on a property of 100 HA, wood and grass, golf de Clécy Campbell is hilly and its fairways stretch in the wilderness for six kilometres dominating the region out of sight. It offers its beautiful views down to the Switzerland of Normandy.

Designed by architect Bill Backer, the 18-hole course offers two options in the No. 9 hole. Or to the route of the Cabri 5861 Mr. Par 72 which goes not to the clubhouse and avoids the vertical. Or to the route of the Chamois 6108 Mr. 73 who returns at the Club House in the hole n ° 9.

Golf de Clécy Campbell - 14570 Clécy - Tel. + 33 (0) 2 31 69 72 72.

The routes passing through this place

Useful information :

Address :
14570 Clécy

Good to know :
Tourist Office of Switzerland Norman Place of Sakai, 14570 Clécy Tel. + 33 (0) 2 31 69 79 95

Free of charge.

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