Villas of Ouistreham Riva Bella
Villas of Ouistreham Riva Bella - Episode 1 & 2 - 'L'Etoile
Polaire' - Architecte Théophile Bourgeois and 'Les Liserons' - Architecte
Gustave François Rouvray
Viator awarded the badge of Excellence to Normandy Classic Tour
On Viator (which is the parent company of TripAdvisor) the products must not only meet their acceptance criteria but also comply with quality guidelines.
It is a reward that indicates the quality of services and the number of customer reviews equal to 5 out of 5 which correspond to their highest level of expectation for customer services.
It is also a recognition of the customers who appreciated the quality and diversity of our seaside heritage as well as the formula of ride in an old convertible vehicle.
45 years anniversary
To celebrate the 45 birthday of the Dyane, you will receive a discount for bookings and rides done between 20 September 2021 and 30 October 2021, subject to availability.
Normandy Beach Race 2021
Some oldtimers exhibited in front of the city hall Ouistreham
Views from the top of the lighthouse and the big wheel at Ouistreham
They speak about the ride in Caen Poche guide
Page 39 in edition 374 of June 2021
Ouistreham Saint Samson church renovated 'at night'
Photos report with Tourism Office 'Coeur de Nacre'
More information to follow...
Normandy Beach Race 2020
In the footsteps of Pearl Coast Art Nouveau, Rococo and Anglo-Normand styles - Part 2
In the footsteps of Pearl Coast Art Nouveau, Rococo and Anglo-Normand styles
Meeting with the Architects Hector Guimard, François Rouvray, Aumasson and René Lalique
The Pearl Coast still has little treasures of Art Nouveau, this architectural
style, very fashionable in the nineteenth century.
Although only a few traces of Art Nouveau remain in Normandy, especially because of the destruction during the Liberation, some nuggets still remain. Aesthetics and curved lines are to be discovered during our ride.
All forms participate in the ornamentation up to the smallest details.
Iron, steel and cast iron: the metal is worked in ribbon, twisted and volute and is combined with the stone and even the pebbles of the seaside for some constructions. Cast iron has the advantage of being able to mold. It was used for window and balcony railings by Hector Guimard for the realization of his subway station entrances in Paris with very personal motives. François Rouvray, architect in Caen, his disciple, have to his credit some beautiful constructions. As for Aumasson, he left us a magnificent villa in Saint-Aubin-sur-mer.
Anglo-Normand style :
Sea birds and sunset along the way
The typical sound of the flat-twin
Citroen Dyane 6 flat-twin engine in slow motion
Welcome to this blog
This idea of the tour in an old car took shape on the basis of two different tours:
One is centered on the D-day beaches (Sword beach), the second one offers an unusual visit of the Pearl Coast. I propose a 3 hours ride from Ouistreham in the afternoon. The car is a four seats and three adult passengers can take place. I expect you between May and October.