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What's essential

What's essential

Everything you must absolutely see and do in Calvados. A complete illustrated overview in just a few clicks... Off we go!

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The coast

The coast

A stroll along the seafront, relaxation on the Calvados coast... All the information you need to prepare your seaside holiday in Normandy.

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Towns

Towns

And why not enjoy a small city break in Normandy? The towns of Caen, Bayeux, Falaise, Lisieux, Vire unveil their secrets.

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The Normandy countryside

The Normandy countryside

Normande cows, horses, apple trees in blossom, small valleys and bocage hedgerows... Normandy boasts a range of truly typical landscapes... And they're all here, in Calvados.

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Tourist trails

Tourist trails

On foot, by bike, by car... off we go on a tour of Normandy's treasures. Three round trips and many other possibilities throughout Calvados!

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Parks and garden

parks and garden

Keen to go green? Visit the gardens of Calvados. They include 8 certified "remarkable" parks and gardens which are among the most beautiful in Normandy.

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Natural areas and parks

La Baie de l'Orne©S.Guichard
Natural areas and parks©S.Guichard

Vast open spaces, nature perfectly preserved... Recharge your batteries in one of many natural areas in Calvados, in the heart of Normandy.

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Horses

Horses©A.Chevreau
Horses©A.Chevreau

The horse is decidedly king of the castle in Calvados. Enjoy a ride along Normandy's sandy beaches, visit a stud farm or revel in the thrills of horse racing in one of 8 racecourses throughout Calvados...

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The battle of Normandy

La pointe du Hoc©S.Guichard
La pointe du Hoc©S.Guichard

Visit the historic sites associated with the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy: Pointe du Hoc, Arromanches, the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial... and many fascinating museums

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William the conqueror

Guillaume le conquérantAn encounter with Normandy's most famous horseman: William the Conqueror, via the Bayeux Tapestry, Caen Castle and Falaise Castle.
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Sites and monuments

Château de Benouville©G.Wait
Château de Benouville©G.Wait

Renaissance or medieval châteaux and manor houses boasting typical Norman architecture... not forgetting cathedrals, the Basilica of St. Thérèse of Lisieux... Some splendid visits are in store for you in Calvados!

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Museums

Museums
Museums

Museums unveil the major and the lesser known pages of Calvados' history. Original, artistic, for the whole family...  a vast array to satisfy the most curious visitors.

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Skilled trades, technical tours

Skilled trades, technical tours©Wolfgang.Buedel
Skilled trades, technical tours©Wolfgang.Buedel

Discover Normandy's skills and crafts: distillery, cheese dairy, biscuit factory tours and much more... Learn the secrets of Calvados' traditional trades and country fare!

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Guided tours

Guided tours©G.Wait
Guided tours©G.Wait

And if you prefer the company of a genuine connoisseur, then opt for one of the many guided tours available throughout Calvados. From city tours to the D-Day Landing beaches, you'll be spoilt for choice!

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