Description: Musée du Chemin de Fer is a model railway is the result of a father and son passion for trains and model-making. It occupies an area of 310m² and has 430m of track. The whole scene stretches around nearly 4 sides of the room housing the model and is a detailed miniature landscape with lots of moving parts, including a fun fair, rack railway and ringing phone-box. The tour (with written English commentary) encompasses a ‘son et lumière’ display.

Location: 35km south of Caen (D562 in the direction Flers/Laval) on the outskirts of Clécy.

General Information: Open Sunday afternoons in March and first 3 Sundays of Oct. From April-Sept and Toussaint open every day, but closed Sundays in June and Saturdays in Sept. Prices for adults are around €5.50* and 4-12’s €3.50*.


Our recommendations: Go early in the day as at the time of our visit (October Half Term) we had a bit of a wait before we had our tour. As the exhibition is indoors this is also ideal for poor weather days!

For the children: Children should enjoy this display, the little train that goes around the site in the summer months and perhaps even a crêpe in the crêperie. Train ride is €1.20* for all.

* please note that all price are a guide only and can change. See the providers’ official websites for latest information


Here’s more information to make the most of your visit to Normandy: