Ornavik, from Vikings to Normans, historic park

Crafts and industries-Other sites and monuments

Pets accepted
The Ornavik historic park near Caen is a vast project to reproduce a 10th-11th century Norman village.
Find out all you ever wanted to know about the birth of Normandy, thanks to the site’s Carolingian village, Viking area and castle mound.
Not only does Ornavik offer you an opportunity to learn history, but also to relive it! As soon as you enter the park, you will find yourself totally immersed amidst traditional craftsmen, warriors, merchants, aristocrats and other period characters.
The project is made possible thanks to the steadfast commitment of around a hundred volunteers, support from local companies and funding from regional authorities.
Contact details

Ornavik, from Vikings to Normans, historic park

Domaine de Beauregard


Phone : 02 31 52 40 90


Obligatory for groups

Fixed telephone :


Base rate - full rate adult From 8.50 €
Reduced rate From 7 €
Child rate From 6 €

Discount - maximum age : 6 years old

Rate for families From 23 €
From 20 €
Means of payment

Carte bleue

Postal or bank cheques



Pets accepted



Specific theme activities


Coach Parking


Average time45 minutes -


Coach parking
Groups acccepted
Minimum number of people 20
Rebuilding in order to bring Normandy's origins back to life. A 10th century Carolingian village is planned for 2013-2016, and an 11th century castle with moat is planned for 2016-2021. These projects are rebuilt according to historical Normandy blueprint using the techniques used during the Middle Ages. Explore Viking cylture in a Viking camp and its inhabitants in a site inspired by Scandinavian archaeological excavations. The tour includes: presentation of the project and immersion in 10th century daily life amongst the craftsmen who reproduce medieval skills.