Sea side

Welcome to Luc

Welcome to Luc-sur-mer

Luc-sur-mer is a friendly resort with a population of 3149 known as« Lutins » (goblins)! Its calling as a tourist resort dates back to the mid-19th century, when our town vied with Dieppe as the number one Channel seaside resort.

This calling was strengthened over the decades, and over a hundred years ago, a Casino and a Thalassotherapy centre were built on the dunes at Petit Enfer, bordering a long promenade.

With a surface area of 394 hectares (950 acres), under 15 minutes from Caen, the regional capital and university city, and 10 minutes from the Ouistreham-Portsmouth cross-Channel ferry, Luc-sur-mer offers visitors nearly a mile of promenaded seafront, overlooking the sea, which at low tide uncovers rocks and islets: excellent shrimping ground.

Its 4-star campsite, hotels and restaurants, Casino, salt water cure centre, sailing school, sports facilities and over thirty associations offer their year-round services and activities both to the locals and to tourists who come to spend a few days in Luc.

The beautiful municipal park has an aviary and ponds, and a playground for the kiddies to enjoy in a garden setting, discover the skeleton of a blue whale that was stranded over a century ago, and visit the Maison de la Baleine whale museum.

Bounded to the south by the district's main town, Douvres-la-Délivrande, to the east by Lion-sur-mer, and to the west by Langrune-sur-mer, Luc is one of the towns of the "Côte de Nacre", the section of the Channel coastline extending from Ouistreham to Courseulles-sur-mer.

Since 2002, Luc has been a member of a greater community, the "Communauté de Communes Cœur de Nacre", comprising 11 communes centred on Douvres la Délivrande.