Passenger ferries
Ferry Crossings
Mini Cruises
Offers and Holidays
Inspiration & Experience
Travel guides

The Most Beautiful Villages in France

1200x600 lyonslaforet

Le Bec Hellouin’s religious roots

Le Bec Hellouin is famous for its 12th century Benedictine Abbey which was once the most influential abbey of the Anglo-Norman kingdom. You can visit every day for free and discover the rich history of this monastery.

The traditional, half-timbered houses line the cobbled streets and tell of the town’s history. To explore more of the area head down to the cycle track which lies just below the town and is part of the 42km route. Stroll, skip or cycle the picturesque path and take in the natural landscape surrounding Le Bec Hellouin.

1200x600 beuvron-en-auge

The gastronomy of Beuvron en Auge

Situated just inland from the Côte Fleurie (The Flowered Coast), Beuvron en Auge is a typical Norman village. Its lovingly restored half-timbered buildings house local producers and antique dealers and historic dwellings lie round every corner.

Situated on the cider trail, a visit to Beauvron en Auge isn’t complete without tasting the sweet, locally produced drink. There is even a cider festival each autumn.

Immerse yourself in the historic village, taste the local food and perhaps purchase a unique antique to take home with you.


Barfleur’s maritime past

The small fishing port of Barfleur has a long maritime history and is dominated by the silhouette of the 17th century church, once a beacon of hope for sailors returning from months at sea.

Fishing is still going strong in the area and many restaurants offer delicious dishes such as mussels, lobster and scallops which are a must to sample when visiting.

Barfleur’s granite, 16th century houses signify its historic legacy but step inland to Sainte Catherine courtyard to discover even earlier architecture, the only remaining medieval house in the village. Stroll the perfectly manicured gardens of the convent of the Augustinians and take in the town which enraptured famous writers such as Victor Hugo and Jules Renard.

WTA Header

Award Winning Ferry Crossings

We are Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2012-2020 and the World's Leading Ferry Operator 2011-2020!

Read more
Passenger ferriesDestinationsFranceBeautiful villages

Explore DFDS

Freight shippingLogistics solutionsAbout us
Follow us
Website and language
DFDS Whistle-blower systemCookiesLegal