Maison de la Nature et de l’Estuaire visitor centre

Patrimoine culturel, 


Maison de nature estuaire de l’Orne Michel Dehaye
Baie de l’Orne terrains françois Michel DEHAYE
Estuaire baie de l’Orne Michel DEHAYE MErville Franceville Plage
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The Nature and Estuary Visitor Centre is the property of the Calvados Council and is managed by the CPIE Vallée de l’Orne. It is a genuine gateway towards nature for one of the vastest natural protected areas in Calvados: the Orne estuary.

This interpretation centre offers a fascinating insight into this preserved and highly diverse natural environment. It also organises temporary exhibitions associated with the coast and/or our region’s biodiversity, together with a programme of events, offering visitors a fun way to improve their understanding of nature! A certified ‘Family +’ attraction.

Come and get back to nature over a breath of Normandy’s fresh sea air!

Ratings and quality marks

  • Famille Plus
  • Normandie Qualité Tourisme
  • Qualité Tourisme


Base rate - full rate adult : 2 € Reduced rate : 1 €
Base rate - full rate adult 2€
Reduced rate 1€




  • Picnic area
  • Baby changing area
  • Indoor games
  • Free parking
  • Fully equipped meeting room
  • Toilets


  • Shop
  • Bicycle parking
  • Animals welcome
  • Groups welcome