CPIE Vallée de l’Orne

Other sites and monuments

The Orne Valley CPIE (Permanent Centre for Environmental Initiatives) is a local association and member of a regional and national network open to all: inhabitants, elected representatives, schools, associations, public authorities, businesses, etc. to enable them to act in favour of sustainable development throughout the area. The association offers expertise to decision-makers, by creating original and easy to use educational material, by reuniting a range of skills and by federating stakeholders around participative projects.
The CPIE’s zone of intervention stretches from the Suisse Normande area to Caen and its conurbation, where it implements, accompanies and valorises local initiatives in favour of the environment.
Contact details

CPIE Vallée de l’Orne

Enceinte de l'Abbaye aux Hommes

14000 CAEN

Phone : 02 31 30 43 27


Obligatory for individualsObligatory for groups

Fixed telephone :


School group rate From 115 €
School group rate From 170 €
Professional group rate from 190 at 285 €
Professional group rate from 380 at 570 €
Means of payment

Postal or bank cheques

Money transfer


Learning activity

Supervised learning activity

Specific theme activities

Adult workshop

Junior workshop


Temporary exhibitions


Guided tour

Educational visits


Visite guidées sur demande - yes
Average time - 120 minutes
Further informationLength of the tour: 1/2 day. Tours are led by experienced local guides: 1 guide per 25 visitors (max). -


Groups acccepted
Minimum number of people 15
Visit the Maison de la Nature et de l’Estuaire: a permanent exhibition on the heritage and natural history of the Orne Estuary, where river meets the sea and many unusual types of flora and fauna can be found. A walk through the Orne Estuary will give you an idea of the numerous breeds of sedentary and migratory birds which congregate here. Other possible activities: shoreline debris...

Further information

Environment : In town