Tourism - Calvados

Calvados is a French department that is part of the region of Basse-Normandie . It is surrounded by the departments of Seine-Maritime, Eure, Orne and Manche. It includes the Pays d'Auge and the area known as the "Suisse normande" (Norman Switzerland). Calvados' most remarkable places include Deauville and its 19thcentury casino resorts. Caen-Carpiquet and Deauville-Saint Gatien are the two main airports. Among the tourist areas are: the Plain of Caen, the Bocage Virois, the Côte de Nacre, and the Côte Fleurie. The most popular beaches in Calvados are Cabourg and Merville-Franceville-Plage. The beaches of the landing of 1944 also hosts many tourists as there are several monuments of the history of landings on the Normandy coast. Other tourists attractions are the castle of Pommeraye, the regional park of Marais du Cotentin and Bessin near Isigny-sur-Mer and the cliffs of black cows in Houlgate.

Top tourist cities in Calvados


Tourism Caen

Caen is the main city of the Calvados department located in the region of Basse-Normandie. Caen is both a city of history and a city facing the future. Located a few kilometers from the Channel, the beaches of the invasion of Normandy, the famous seaside resorts of ...

Must : Château Ducal, Abbaye aux Dames, Abbaye aux Hommes


Tourism Bayeux

Bayeux is a town located in the department of Calvados and region of Basse-Normandie. Bishopric seat since the IV century and sub-prefecture of Calvados, Bayeux is famous for its tapestry recounting the form of embroidery conquest of England by Guillaume le ...

Must : Cathédrale Notre-Dame, Musée mémorial de la bataille de Normandie, Clocher de l'église Saint-Patrice


Tourism Lisieux

Lisieux is the capital of the Pays d'Auge, known worldwide thanks to pilgrimages in honor of Sainte Thérèse. Come and discover its gastronomic riches, its producers of cider, Calvados, Pommeau, but also of Norman cheeses: Pont l'Eveque, Livarot, ...

Must : Cathédrale Saint-Pierre


Tourism Vire

Halfway between the Mount-Saint-Michel and Caen, 15 km from the Estuaries motorway A84, 25 km from the 4 ways road joining both A13.Vire is 2h45 from Paris on the line Paris-Granville. City of the genuine andouille of Vire (pork sausage) and the arts of the table, Vire, ...

Must : Musée de Vire