Port information

(c) Ports de Normandie


Nestled in the heart of a millenium city, Caen-Ouistreham port opens up the doors to multi-faceted Normandy. Its central location enables you to reach the most beautiful sites of Normandy : from the D-day landing beaches to Mont-Saint-Michel or the Pays d’Auge and its typic villages.

Set around a charming canal, Caen is one of the few boutique ports which can welcome ships directly in the city center of a regional capital but also in the seaside town of Ouistreham Riva-Bella.
The journey between the sea and the city takes about 90min ; it gives cruise passengers a foretaste of the history and the richness of our territory. They will be able to discover Benouville’s castle from the 18th century, Pegasus Bridge, the D-day iconic site or the wooden park of Beauregard’s castle

Caen-Ouistreham port has full port facilities and services : steering/towing/mooring, 24/7 ship service, ISPS standard, waste removal/bunkering/refuelling available.

Port attractions

  1.  D-day Landing sites

    Caen-Ouistreham is the nearest port from the main D-day landing sites. Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha and Utah Beach can be discover on a half or full day trip from Caen, the closest port for this sites.
  2.  Caen Historical Centre and Memorial Museum

    From William the Conqueror to the Battle of Normandy, Caen boasts a rich architectural and historical heritage. Abbeys, château, museums old stone houses and the best shopping area of the region.
  3.  Pays d'Auge, the gastronomic and typical area

    The land of apple orchards, stud farms and half-timbered houses, one of the most famous area for fine gastronomy and great products. At only 30min from Caen !
  4.  William the Conqueror's heritage

    Visit in Caen the three iconic landmark of William the Conqueror : the castle, one of the largest fortress in Europe, and the two outstanding abbeys , "Abbaye-aux-Dames" and "Abbaye-aux-Hommes"
  5.  Mont Saint-Michel

    Discover the "Marvel" of Normandy and the breathtaking landscapes of the bay
  6.  Golfs

    Take advantage of a plenty of golf courses and play on the most amazing spots in the region like cliffs with breathtaking views on Omaha Beach or the typical Norman's green landscapes.

Port views

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Port facts

Nautical information

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Calls 2023

Onshore Power

Onshore Power
OPS (Onshore Power System)
Shore power within the next 5 years
Defined Compatibility Assessment process for each berth and ship combination to IEC/IEEE 80005-1
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Port contacts


Bassin d'Hérouville
+33 (0)2 31 27 97 51

Page last updated: 2023-04-05 13:45


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