La campagne Normande
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The Normandy countryside

The Normandy countryside

A typical Pays d'Auge landscape with apple trees and half-timbered houses
A typical Pays d'Auge landscape with apple trees and half-timbered houses © Calvados Tourisme

My green country in Normandy: a genuine paradise for nature lovers and walking enthusiasts.

Calvados is home to a succession of lavish and undulating landscapes, sure to delight nature lovers and walking enthusiasts alike. A place where many of life's simple pleasures are close at hand.

Head for Suisse Normande and take to your hiking boots for a tour round Normandy's "low mountains", or board a canoe to explore the meanders of the River Orne.

The Pays de Falaise is quite appropriately named, for "falaise" is French for cliff. Embark on an ascent of Mont Joly and learn its fascinating history. The perfect viewpoint to admire the Caen plain, from the breathtaking heights of the Brèche au Diable.

The Normandy Bocage is also well worth a detour and offers many a pleasurable walk. The area is particularly well known for a somewhat surprising activity: bungee jumping. From the Viaduc de la Souleuvre, admire the acrobatic jumps of many a daring adventurer over a family picnic... and why not try it yourself - thrills and spills guaranteed!

A springtime tour of the Normandy countryside, the picturesque Pays d'Auge in particular, offers you many a picture postcard image of the orchards in bloom, reminiscent of a lost paradise.

In the Bessin, inland from the D-Day Landing beaches, an exceptional heritage awaits you: from the coastal marshes to the country, an array of splendid Renaissance manors, fortified farms and castles.

A new landscape round every corner, over a delectable weekend in the heart of Normandy!

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