Activities for everyone !

Cany-Barville Market

You want to discover the produce of the Norman terroir?
Visit Cany-Barville’s Cauchois market!

Cany-Barville’s great Cauchois market offers a unique opportunity for discovering the gourmet food of Normandy and the traditional know-how of the local craftsmen. You’ll be able to savour the seasonal fruit and vegetables proposed all year round by the Valley’s market gardeners, sample the dairy produce that Normandy is famed for and enjoy the typical warm, convivial atmosphere of the Cauchois markets. Cany-Barville market is held every Monday morning on Place Robert Gabel in the heart of the town. In the summer, there’s also a night market in July and August for the visitors’ greatest pleasure.

Strolling around the town-Historical and cultural heritage

The “Cany au fil de l’eau” tour to explore Cany-Barville

This tour will allow you to discover the historical and cultural heritage as you wander freely around the town.

There are 15 information panels dotted along the way: the old station, the Caux Bailiff’s Courtroom, Lepinay Farm (multimedia library), Place Robert Gabel, Montmorency Mill, known as the turbine, the Durdent, the Luxembourg mills, commercial activities, Saint Martin mill, Clos Saint Martin Park, Louis Bouilhet, the cattle market, Daniel Pierre Hall, Barville chapel, Château de Cany.

The tour brochure is available for free at the Plateau de Caux Maritime Tourist Offices (Cany-Barville, Saint-Valery-en-Caux, Veules-les-Roses, Veulettes-sur-Mer, Le Bourg Dun, Doudeville) and at Cany-Barville Town Hall. It also includes a plan of Clos Saint Martin Park, with a non-exhaustive list of the remarkable tree and plant species that grow there, for botany lovers.

The tour is about 3.5 kilometres long, excluding the Château and Barville chapel.

Guided tours are organised from April to September, on Monday afternoons – information at the camp site’s Reception and at the Tourist Office.

Walks and bicycle paths

Explore the exceptional scenery thanks to our walking trails and bicycle paths

You want to admire the exceptional landscapes here, watch wild animals, walk through protected nature areas (Natura 2000) of acknowledged ecological interest in terms of flora and fauna? Then the hiking and cycling paths in the Pays de Caux are just the thing for you. Several itineraries such as the Basses-Eaux walking and cycling tour will allow you to immerse yourself in the heart of the Durdent Valley and, thanks to the educational path, learn to recognise the various animal and plant species found in Normandy. Other routes such as the path around Château de Cany-Barville or the mills on the Durdent will allow you to discover the historical and architectural heritage of the Caux area. You can see all these paths at:


The Valley’s cycle paths:

The Valley’s cycle paths will take you from the district of Sommesnil to Cany-Barville going through little Norman villages on the way, such as Grainville-la-Teinturière. This route will allow you to discover the Durdent Valley’s magnificent scenery and admire the Caux area’s historical heritage such as Château de Cany-Barville built in the 17th century. Ideal for family outings, the Valley’s very gently sloping cycle paths take you through quiet, peaceful natural surroundings.

The Lin Bike-route:

The Lin Bike-route covers a distance of 75 km, 42 km of which are suitable for cyclists. Ideal for holidaymakers and families, the Lin Bike-route is a gentle alternative to the Littoral Bike-route which is considered to be more challenging. This bike-route takes its name from the fields of flax (lin in French) used to make linen, that it goes through all along the way.

Hiking trails

Cycles routes maps

Famed angling spots in the heart of the Durdent Valley

The Durdent is a 24-km long coastal river dotted with mills typical of the Caux area. It has its source at Héricourt-en-Caux, flows through several districts including Cany-Barville and comes out into the Channel at Veulettes-sur-Mer. The Durdent is home to several fish species that are found in Normandy such as brown trout, sea trout, pike, … This river is an ideal place to learn not only to angle, but also fly fishing, there are spots designed for both types of fishing. Furthermore, there are a number of ponds along the Durdent valley that are open to anglers where you’ll be able to discover other species of fish, all in natural, lush green surroundings. There are different types of fishing licence suitable for holidaymakers (daily and weekly licences) available at the points of sale and certain tourist offices or at the Durdent AAPPMA website.

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Sports and cultural leisure activities

You want to make the most of your holiday to do some sport, enjoy yourself or cultivate your mind? Cany-Barville proposes its modern sports facilities allowing you to do a wide range of sports (football stadium, tennis courts, pétanque, riding school, SportiCaux,…) and relax (aquatic centre, hammam and sauna). A collection of books, documentaries and magazines is also available at “Les Semailles” media centre where you’ll be able to consult the pages of contemporary or older books in every literary style.

“Les Semailles” Media Center

Pool of the Valley

Lake Caniel: a leisure park at the gateway to Cany-Barville

Lake Caniel is a leisure park offering a multitude of activities for all the family. However proficient you may be – a beginner or more experienced – you’ll be able to enjoy water sports such as water skiing, sailing, kayak, paddleboard, pedalo, etc. not to mention land-based activities like crazy-golf, laser-game, go-karting, summer sledge, the indoor games area, … ideal for letting off steam and for some thrills and excitement. If you just want to relax, make the most of the lakeside beach where you can rest for a moment or go swimming in complete safety supervised by lifeguards. There are picnic tables dotted around the lake too.

Lake Caniel also has snack-bars, a bar/10-pin bowling area and restaurant.

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Lake Caniel


Le Clos des Charmilles” camp site is just 10 minutes away from the sea. So, you’ll be able to make the most of its geographical situation to do new leisure activities such as shore fishing, water-sports activities (kayak, sailing, kitesurf, stand-up paddle) or just go for a swim and soak up the sunshine on the beaches and get a breath of the fresh sea air to recharge your batteries. Every day the coastal fishermen propose their daily catch, so you can enjoy delicious seafood straight out of the sea and fish species typical of the Channel. You can also take part in nature activities to discover the Norman coast, the white cliffs of the Côte d’Albâtre, how the tides function, and the beaches bordered by a strip of pebbles, leaving long stretches of sand at low tide. You’ll be able to get close to different species of birds and the Channel’s underwater plants. And all this in spectacular scenery shaped by nature, where you’ll be able to admire the ever-changing light and sunsets over the sea beloved of the impressionists in the 19th century.