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Tourist trails

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Many landscaped or gourmet tourist trails meander their way through Calvados: the ideal way to visit and to relish in Normandy's many delights.

You'll be spoilt for choice among Normandy's many treasures:

  • The cider Route and its gourmet pleasures
  • The Suisse Normande route, for outdoor enthusiasts
  • The Vire Gorges Route with its breathtaking panoramic views
  • and many other itineraries, routes, discoveries...
Country road in Calvados
Country road in Calvados © Calvados Tourisme

The Cider Route

Glasses of Normandy cider
Glasses of Normandy cider

The Cider Route, to the east of Caen, is a 40km (25-mile) marked tourist trail throughout the picturesque area of the Pays d'Auge.

The Cidre Route ›

The Suisse Normande Route

Panoramic view of Suisse Normande
Panoramic view of Suisse Normande

Located to the south of Caen, the Suisse Normande Route is a marked 65km (40-mile) tourist trail that runs along the River Orne.

The Suisse Normande Route ›

The Vire Gorges Route

The Bion grotto in Sainte Marie Outre l'Eau on the Vire Gorges Route
The Bion grotto in Sainte Marie Outre l'Eau on the Vire Gorges Route

Discover the magnificent panoramas of the Normandy Bocage.

The Vire Gorges Route ›

Other interesting routes

The tourist train in front of Bayeux's Notre Dame cathedral
The tourist train in front of Bayeux's Notre Dame cathedral © OTI Bayeux - G. Waitrale N

A number of other routes offer you a fascinating look at what Calvados has to offer:

  • Tourist trains or horse-drawn carriages take you on a guided tour of our towns.
  • And why not take place inside a vintage car for a tour steeped in tradition.
  • Or head for the D-Day Landing beaches aboard a minibus.
  • Many an escapade awaits you among the vast range of excursions and guided tours on offer throughout Calvados.

Tourist trails

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Abbaye aux Dames

CAEN

The Ladies' Abbey in Caen, is a Benedictine abbey founded by William the Conqueror's wife Matilda. William, in turn, founded the Men's Abbey.

Abbaye aux Dames
Région de Basse-Normandie Place Reine Mathilde , 14000 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 06 98 98 - 33 (0)2 31 06 98 45

 

Abbaye aux Hommes

CAEN

The Men's Abbey is one of two religious edifices, along with the Ladies' Abbey, to have been founded in Caen, Normandy by William the Conqueror in 1063.

Abbaye aux Hommes
Hôtel de Ville Esplanade Jean-Marie Louvel , 14027 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 30 42 81

 

Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye

JUAYE-MONDAYE

The church and monastery form a fine classical architectural group erected in the 18th century by Eustache Restout.

Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye
, 14250 JUAYE-MONDAYE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 92 58 11

 

Abbaye Sainte-Marie

LONGUES-SUR-MER

13th to 18th century monastic buildings. Collection of 13th century glazed tiles. Monastery garden.

Abbaye Sainte-Marie
, 14400 LONGUES-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 21 78 41

 

Arromanches 360

ARROMANCHES-LES-BAINS

The Price of Freedom is a 20 min film shown on 9 screens in a circular cinema offering a medley of hitherto unscreened archives filmed in by war correspondents in 1944 and present-day images on the same sites.

Arromanches 360
Chemin du Calvaire , 14117 ARROMANCHES-LES-BAINS
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 06 06 45

 

Automates Avenue

FALAISE

Automates Avenue has a unique collection of over 300 automata, both witnesses and protagonists of the early 20th century to the 1950s.

Automates Avenue
Boulevard de la Libération , 14700 FALAISE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 90 02 43

 

Batterie de Maisy

GRANDCAMP-MAISY

This German battery, forgotten for the past 60 years, was an integral part of a military zone.

Batterie de Maisy
Route des Perruques , 14450 GRANDCAMP-MAISY

 

Batteries du Mont Canisy

BENERVILLE-SUR-MER

The naturally protected site of Mont Canisy overlooks the sea from a height of 110 metres.

Batteries du Mont Canisy
Le Mont Canisy , 14910 BENERVILLE-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 87 91 14

 

Calvados Père Magloire

PONT-L'EVEQUE

Calvados production and ageing.

Calvados Père Magloire
Route de Trouville D677 , 14130 PONT-L'EVEQUE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 64 30 31

 

Camping Le Robinson

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER

4 starsNormandie Qualité Tourisme

The Camping Le Robinson campsite is located in Colleville-sur-Mer, in the immediate vicinity of the historic D-Day Landing beaches (Omaha Beach) and just 11 miles from Bayeux.

Camping Le Robinson
Route d'Omaha Beach , 14710 COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 45 19

 

Cathédrale Notre-Dame

BAYEUX

A masterpiece of Romanesque and Gothic art, the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Bayeux is one of Normandy's major heritage sites.

Cathédrale Notre-Dame
, 14400 BAYEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 28 28

 

Centre Juno Beach

COURSEULLES-SUR-MER

Located in Courseulles-sur-Mer, in the heart of the D-Day Landing beaches, the Juno Beach Centre is the only Canadian museum focusing on the Normandy Landings.

Centre Juno Beach
Voie des Français Libres , 14470 COURSEULLES-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 37 32 17

 

Chapelle Saint-Clair

BANNEVILLE-SUR-AJON

Fine example of 13th century Norman-style architecture.

Chapelle Saint-Clair
, 14260 BANNEVILLE-SUR-AJON
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 77 43 21

 

Chapelle Saint-Roch

PONT-D'OUILLY

Located on the former road to Brittany, the chapel's roof is in the form of a ship's keel and is adorned with frescos relating the life of Saint Roch.

Chapelle Saint-Roch
St Mars d'Ouilly , 14690 PONT-D'OUILLY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 90 17 26

 

Château de Bénouville

BENOUVILLE

Built by Claude Nicolas Ledoux. The castle is the property of the département (roughly equivalent to the county) of Calvados.

Château de Bénouville
1 avenue de Caen , 14970 BENOUVILLE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 95 53 23 - 33 (0)2 31 57 18 00

 

Château de Condé Sur Seulles

CONDE-SUR-SEULLES

18th century Château built by Canteil, Lord of Condé and Musketeer to the King.

Château de Condé Sur Seulles
, 14400 CONDE-SUR-SEULLES
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 08 03

 

Château Ducal

CAEN

Built around 1060 by William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy then King of England, the ducal castle in Caen is now home to the Musée de Normandie (Normandy Museum) and the Musée des Beaux Arts (Museum of Fine Arts).

Château Ducal
, 14000 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 30 47 60

 

Château Fort de Creully

CREULLY

Feudal fortified castle progressively built from the 11th to the 15th Century.

Château Fort de Creully
Place Paillaud , 14480 CREULLY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 80 18 65

 

Château Guillaume-Le-Conquérant

FALAISE

Relive the story of William the Conqueror in 3D! An exceptional visit for the whole family to enjoy at Falaise Castle!

Château Guillaume-Le-Conquérant
Place Guillaume Le Conquérant , 14700 FALAISE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 41 61 44

 

Chemin de Fer Miniature

CLECY

Discover one of the largest HO scale (1/87) miniature railways in Europe in the heart of Suisse Normande.

Chemin de Fer Miniature
Les Fours à Chaux Rue d'Ermington , 14570 CLECY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 69 07 13

 

Cimetière Américain de Normandie

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER

Located in the heart of the D-Day Landing beaches, the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer overlooks Omaha Beach.

Cimetière Américain de Normandie
Omaha Beach , 14710 COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 62 00

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

BAYEUX

3,843 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
, 14400 BAYEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 28 28

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

BAZENVILLE

Located between Bayeux and Arromanches: 979 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
, 14480 BAZENVILLE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 28 28

 

Cimetière Militaire Canadien

BENY-SUR-MER

Near to Courseulles: 2,049 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Canadien
, 14440 BENY-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 80 67 08

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

HERMANVILLE-SUR-MER

1,005 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
, 14880 HERMANVILLE-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 97 18 63

 

Cimetière Militaire Britannique

TILLY-SUR-SEULLES

Between Caen and Balleroy: 1,222 graves.

Cimetière Militaire Britannique
, 14250 TILLY-SUR-SEULLES
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 28 28

 

Croix de Lorraine

COURSEULLES-SUR-MER

Cross measuring over 18 metres in height, erected facing the seafront in commemoration of General de Gaulle's return to French soil on the 14th of June 1944. Open site - unaccompanied visit.

Croix de Lorraine
Voie des Français Libres , 14470 COURSEULLES-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 36 17 17

 

DODO ET TARTINES

BAYEUX

3 Ears of corn

Situated at two steps from the cathedral and the Bayeux Tapestry, gite Dodo et Tartines is a charming town house perfectly restaured and offering modern comfort as well as tradition. It is specially equipped to welcome babies and ideal to discover the town of Bayeux in family.

Henri-J. et Isabelle ROQUIER
12 rue de la Cave , 14400 BAYEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)6 33 89 73 23

 

Domaine de Pontécoulant

PONTECOULANT

A stone's throw from Condé-sur-Noireau, nestling in the heart of the Druance valley, the Castle of Pontécoulant is reminiscent of the life of the noble Norman family, the Le Doulcet de Pontécoulant, resident here since the 14th Century.

Domaine de Pontécoulant
Château , 14110 PONTECOULANT
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 69 62 54

 

Etablissements Aimard Vincent

GRANDCAMP-MAISY

Oyster and mussel producer and breeder.

Etablissements Aimard Vincent
Base Conchylicole , 14450 GRANDCAMP-MAISY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 13 98

 

Ferme des chataigniers

VIENNE-EN-BESSIN

2 épis

In a traditional Bessin region farm, these rooms are spacious. There is a large recreation hall at your disposal as well as a kitchen. Kids will appreciate the swing

Fabienne FORTIN
La Ferme des Chataigniers 9 chemin des murs , 14400 VIENNE EN BESSIN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 92 54 70 - 33 (0)9 52 52 54 70

 

Forêt de Grimbosq

GRIMBOSQ

The Grimbosq Forest (covering 475 hectares) is the property of the town of Caen and is located 19km to the south of the town and 7km from Thury Harcourt.

Forêt de Grimbosq
, 14220 GRIMBOSQ
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 79 70 47

 

Fromagerie Graindorge

LIVAROT

Visit the Graindorge cheese dairy via a corridor of windowed galleries.

Fromagerie Graindorge
42 rue du Général Leclerc , 14140 LIVAROT
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 48 20 10

 

Hôtel L'Idéal Le Mountbatten

ARROMANCHES-LES-BAINS

3 stars

The hotel is located on the heights of Arromanches, the heart of the D-Day landing zone, only 50 metres from the village beach, shops and D-Day museum.

Hôtel L'Idéal Le Mountbatten
20 boulevard Gilbert Longuet , 14117 ARROMANCHES-LES-BAINS
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 59 70

 

Hôtel de France

VIRE

3 stars

In the heart of Vire, a town of gastronomic delights par excellence, the Hôtel de France boasts the latest in hotel amenities.

Hôtel de France
4 rue d'Aignaux , 14500 VIRE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 68 00 35

 

Hôtel Ibis Bayeux - Port en Bessin

PORT-EN-BESSIN-HUPPAIN

3 stars

The Ibis Bayeux Port en Bessin is located in the heart of the harbour town of Port en Bessin, near to the D-Day landing zone, on the famous Omaha Beach.

Hôtel Ibis Bayeux - Port en Bessin
12 quai Baron Gérard , 14520 PORT-EN-BESSIN-HUPPAIN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 04 04

 

Hôtel La Rosière

TRACY-SUR-MER

3 starsNormandie Qualité Tourisme

Near the landing beaches. 3km from Arromanches, on the D516 between Arromanches and Bayeux, with rooms entirely refurbished in a maritime theme, 18 of them at garden level, all set in vast landscaped grounds and offering peace and tranquillity.

Hôtel La Rosière
Lieu dit la Rosière 14 route de Bayeux , 14117 TRACY-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 36 17

 

Hôtel Les Villas d'Arromanches

ARROMANCHES-LES-BAINS

2 starsNormandie Qualité Tourisme

On the high ground overlooking Arromanches, on the D-Day landings beaches, the Hôtel Le Chanteclair offers 21 quiet and comfortable rooms.

Hôtel Les Villas d'Arromanches
1 avenue du Lieutenant Colonel Job , 14117 ARROMANCHES-LES-BAINS
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 21 38 97

 

Hôtel Mercure Omaha Beach

PORT-EN-BESSIN-HUPPAIN

4 stars

Located in the harbour town of Port en Bessin, close to Normandy's D-Day Landing beaches and amidst the Omaha Beach golf course, the Hôtel Mercure Omaha Beach offers 70 well-appointed and air-conditioned rooms.

Hôtel Mercure Omaha Beach
Chemin du Colombier , 14520 PORT-EN-BESSIN-HUPPAIN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 44 44

 

Hôtel Mercure Omaha Beach

PORT-EN-BESSIN-HUPPAIN

4 stars

The hotel is situated at the heart of Omaha Beach Golf course, internationally famous for its 36-hole course overlooking the sea and the fishing port.

Hôtel Mercure Omaha Beach
Chemin du Colombier , 14520 PORT-EN-BESSIN-HUPPAIN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 44 44

 

Hôtel Moderne

VIRE

2 starsReduced mobilityHearing impairmentMental disabilityVisual impairment

Situated in Vire, a benchmark in French gastronomy, the Hôtel Moderne offers a quiet setting near the station (no trains at night).

Hôtel Moderne
12 place de la gare , 14500 VIRE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 68 01 39

 

Hôtel Saint Pierre

VIRE

3 starsNormandie Qualité Tourisme

Located in the centre of Vire, the capital of the Normandy Bocage, the Hôtel St Pierre offers 29 comfortable and quiet rooms.

Hôtel Saint Pierre
20 rue du Général Leclerc , 14500 VIRE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 68 05 82

 

Jardins du Château de Brécy

SAINT-GABRIEL-BRECY

In the heart of the countryside, between Caen and Bayeux, simply marvel in the splendid formal garden at the Château de Brécy.

Jardins du Château de Brécy
Château de Brécy , 14480 SAINT-GABRIEL-BRECY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 80 11 48

 

Le Jardin de Manou

PERCY-EN-AUGE

By appointment. Discover the history and what life on the farm was like around 1950 (guided tour).

Le Jardin de Manou
8 Grande Rue , 14270 PERCY-EN-AUGE

 

Le Mémorial de Caen

CAEN

Located in the immediate vicinity of the D-Day Landing beaches, the Mémorial de Caen visitor centre is among the essential sites focusing on the Battle of Normandy and 20th century history.

Le Mémorial de Caen
Esplanade Eisenhower CS55026 , 14050 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 06 06 45

 

Les Dominicaines

PONT-L'EVEQUE

Set up in the former Dominican convent, a recently restored 16th and 17th century half-timbered building.

Les Dominicaines
Espace culturel Place du Tribunal , 14130 PONT-L'EVEQUE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 64 89 33

 

Les Logettes du Bocage

LA GRAVERIE

3 Ears of corn

On the road to the Mont St Michel, for a 100% nature break, you will discover the comfort of la logette du Bocage, a charming chambre d'hôtes, roomy, bright and tastefully decorated.

GITES DE FRANCE CALVADOS
OLYMPUS D'EFFISCIENCE 9 RUE L. SEDAR SENGHOR CS70450 , 14461 COLOMBELLES CEDEX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 82 71 65

 

Liberators Museum - Normandy 1944

ARROMANCHES-LES-BAINS

Liberators Museum - Normandy 1944
9 rue Colonel René Michel , 14117 ARROMANCHES-LES-BAINS
Telephone : 33 (0)2 14 08 60 98

 

Maison de la Nature et de l'Estuaire

SALLENELLES

Located in the heart of estuary, the Maison de la nature et de l'estuaire (Nature and estuary centre), the property of the Calvados Council, invites you to discover the many treasures of this protected natural site.

Maison de la Nature et de l'Estuaire
Boulevard Maritime , 14121 SALLENELLES
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 78 71 06

 

Manoir d'Argouges

VAUX-SUR-AURE

A rare combination of Medieval and Renaissance architecture, with visits exclusively in the company of the manor's enthusiastic owners.

Manoir d'Argouges
, 14400 VAUX-SUR-AURE
Telephone : 33 (0)1 39 20 09 09 - 33 (0)2 31 51 77 61

 

Manoir de Bellou

BELLOU

15th and 16th century Pays d'Auge manor house and listed Historic Monument.

Manoir de Bellou
, 14140 BELLOU
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 61 06 55

 

Manoir des Evêques

CANAPVILLE

One of the oldest and most picturesque of the Pays d'Auge's half-timbered manor houses. Private property occupied by its proprietors and listed Historic Monument.

Manoir des Evêques
, 14800 CANAPVILLE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 65 24 75

 

Mr et Mme GUILBERT - CAHAGNES

CAHAGNES

2 épis

Marie-Thé and Joseph welcome you to theiraranteed convivial atmosphere. dairy farm and will be happy to show you their work. The rooms are pleasant and quiet (special prices from the 3rd night-not summer)

Joseph et Marie-Thé GUILBERT
Village de Benneville , 14240 CAHAGNES
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 77 58 05

 

Mr et Mme ROQUIER - BAYEUX

BAYEUX

3 Ears of corn

You will enjoy your stay in this town house of the 19th century. Ideally situated to walk to the Tapestry, the cathedral, the old streets and the Bayeux market. Totally adapted to families welcome, this large en-suite bedroom tastefully decorated will offer a pleasant stay. Web access.

Henri-J. et Isabelle ROQUIER
12 rue de la Cave , 14400 BAYEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)6 33 89 73 23

 

Musée America Gold Beach

VER-SUR-MER

Two historical presentations: the first airmail flight between the United States and France thanks to the three-engined Fokker America, together with a retrospective look at the British bridgehead on Gold Beach (6th of June 1944).

Musée America Gold Beach
Centre Saint-Exupéry 2 place Amiral Byrd , 14114 VER-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 58 58

 

Musée André Lemaître

FALAISE

André Lemaitre was born in Falaise in 1909. The museum boasts 90 of his paintings and offers an insight into his life and works.

Musée André Lemaître
Boulevard de la Libération , 14700 FALAISE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 90 02 43

 

Musée d'Art et d'Histoire Baron Gérard (MAHB)

BAYEUX

At the foot of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Bayeux, the MAHB museum offers you a journey through Normandy's history.

Musée d'Art et d'Histoire Baron Gérard (MAHB)
37 rue du Bienvenu , 14400 BAYEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 92 14 21

 

Musée D-Day Omaha

VIERVILLE-SUR-MER

This museum boasts a display of exceptional objects and equipment, offering an educational insight into the technological advances during wartime and on their impact on civilian life. Presentation of Vierville-sur-Mer and elements of the artificial harbour.

Musée D-Day Omaha
Route de Grandcamp Maisy , 14710 VIERVILLE-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 21 71 80

 

Musée de la Bataille de Tilly-sur-Seulles 1944

TILLY-SUR-SEULLES

This museum, housed within the 12th century Notre Dame du Val chapel, a listed Historic Monument,

Musée de la Bataille de Tilly-sur-Seulles 1944
Chapelle Notre Dame du Val , 14250 TILLY-SUR-SEULLES

 

Musée de la Batterie de Merville

MERVILLE-FRANCEVILLE-PLAGE

The Merville artillery battery, one of the major fortifications that comprised the Atlantic Wall, was one of the key Allied targets during the Normandy Landings.

Musée de la Batterie de Merville
Place du 9e Bataillon , 14810 MERVILLE-FRANCEVILLE-PLAGE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 91 47 53

 

Musée de la Percée du Bocage

SAINT-MARTIN-DES-BESACES

Via eight museographic displays and a vast slide show, the son et lumière guided tour offers an astonishing insight into the troops' combat in the Bocage countryside.

Musée de la Percée du Bocage
5 rue du 19 mars 1962 , 14350 SAINT-MARTIN-DES-BESACES
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 67 52 78

 

Musée de Normandie

CAEN

The Musée de Normandie (Normandy Museum) in Caen is located within William the Conqueror's ducal castle. Discover the story of Normandy's foundation and the life of the Norman people from prehistory to the industrial revolution.

Musée de Normandie
Enceinte du Château , 14000 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 30 47 60

 

Musée de Vire

VIRE

Museum of popular art and traditions located within a former 18th century hospital building. Collections evocative of the Bocage lifestyle in the 19th century via a display of costumes, furnishings and craftsmen's stores.

Musée de Vire
2 place Sainte-Anne , 14500 VIRE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 66 66 50

 

Musée des Beaux-Arts

CAEN

Located in the castle enclosure in Caen, the Musée des Beaux Arts (Museum of Fine Arts) is one of the largest of its kind in France.

Musée des Beaux-Arts
Enceinte du Château , 14000 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 30 47 70

 

Musée des Epaves Sous-Marines

COMMES

Vestiges of the D-Day Landings brought up from the depths of the sea.

Musée des Epaves Sous-Marines
Route de Bayeux , 14520 COMMES
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 21 17 06

 

Musée des Rangers

GRANDCAMP-MAISY

This musuem tells the story of the attack on Pointe du Hoc by Colonel Rudder's Rangers, an elite US unit, specially trained for D-Day. Unaccompanied visit lasts 45 minutes (icnluding an 18-minute film).

Musée des Rangers
Quai Crampon , 14450 GRANDCAMP-MAISY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 92 33 51 - 33 (0)2 31 22 64 34

 

Musée du Calvados et des Métiers Anciens

PONT-L'EVEQUE

This exhibition of antique tools bears witness to our ancestors' great dexterity and skill.

Musée du Calvados et des Métiers Anciens
Route de Trouville D677 , 14130 PONT-L'EVEQUE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 64 30 31

 

Musée du Débarquement

ARROMANCHES-LES-BAINS

A presentation of the various phases involved in the Allied landings.

Musée du Débarquement
Place du 6 Juin , 14117 ARROMANCHES-LES-BAINS
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 34 31

 

Musée du Mur de l'Atlantique Le Bunker

OUISTREHAM

Located within one of the Atlantic Wall's former firing posts, this museum presents a reconstruction of the site as it stood in 1944.

Musée du Mur de l'Atlantique Le Bunker
106 avenue du 6 juin , 14150 OUISTREHAM
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 97 28 69

 

Musée du N°4 Commando

OUISTREHAM

360x110cm scale model. Landing site and the capture of the casino by French commandos (Kieffer).

Musée du N°4 Commando
Place Alfred Thomas , 14150 OUISTREHAM
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 96 63 10

 

Musée Hardy

CLECY

André Hardy is an artist who explores everything with delight, and in his studio you can admire the diversity of his creations.

Musée Hardy
Place du Tripot , 14570 CLECY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 69 79 95

 

Musée Mémorial d'Omaha Beach

SAINT-LAURENT-SUR-MER

On the very site of Omaha Beach, the museum, with a total surface area of 1,200m2, offers an impressive display of uniforms, weapons, personal belongings and military vehicles.

Musée Mémorial d'Omaha Beach
Avenue de la Libération , 14710 SAINT-LAURENT-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 21 97 44

 

Musée Mémorial de la Battle of Normandy

BAYEUX

Bayeux was the first French town to be liberated from the German occupation, on the 7th of June 1944.

Musée Mémorial de la Battle of Normandy
Boulevard Fabian Ware , 14400 BAYEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 46 90

 

Musée Mémorial Pegasus

RANVILLE

Located between Caen and the beaches, the Pegasus Memorial retraces the arrival on Norman soil of the very first liberators on the night of the 5th to the 6th of June 1944. Period documents and objects.

Musée Mémorial Pegasus
Avenue du Major Howard , 14860 RANVILLE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 78 19 44

 

Musée Michel Piel

CABOURG

Permanent exhibition of paintings by the Cabourg-born artist Michel Piel.

Musée Michel Piel
29 avenue Alfred Piat , 14390 CABOURG
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 06 20 00 - 33 (0)2 31 91 24 21

 

Musée Radar

DOUVRES-LA-DELIVRANDE

Museum devoted to the history of the radar installed within the former Douvres-la-Délivrande observation station.

Musée Radar
Route de Basly , 14440 DOUVRES-LA-DELIVRANDE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 37 74 43 - 33 (0)2 31 36 24 24

 

Musée Villa Montebello

TROUVILLE-SUR-MER

Within a seaside resort villa dating from 1865, currently under renovation, the museum houses collections of paintings, drawings and engravings on the history of Trouville and its seabathing vogue. Temporary exhibitions.

Musée Villa Montebello
Villa Montebello 64 rue Général Leclerc , 14360 TROUVILLE-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 88 16 26

 

Normandy American Cemetery Visitor Center
Omaha Beach , 14710 COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 62 00

 

Novotel Bayeux

BAYEUX

4 starsQualité Tourisme

Just five minutes from the Paris-Cherbourg motorway link, the Bayeux Novotel is a harmoniously medley of modern comfort and service, in a setting steeped in history.

Novotel Bayeux
117 rue Saint Patrice Rond-point de Vaucelles, 14400 BAYEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 92 16 11

 

Novotel Bayeux

BAYEUX

4 starsNormandie Qualité Tourisme

The Novotel Bayeux is a 3-star hotel located in the heart of Normandy, near the famous Bayeux Tapestry, the historic town centre and a short drive from the D-Day Landing beaches.

Novotel Bayeux
117 rue Saint Patrice Rond-point de Vaucelles , 14400 BAYEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 92 16 11

 

Ornavik, des Vikings aux Normands

HEROUVILLE-SAINT-CLAIR

Ornavik, des Vikings aux Normands
Domaine de Beauregard , 14200 HEROUVILLE-SAINT-CLAIR
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 52 40 90

 

Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER

Located in the heart of the D-Day Landing beaches, opposite the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, the brand new Overlord Museum exhibits the Leloup family's exceptional collection.

Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach
Lotissement Omaha Center Rond-point du cimetière américain , 14710 COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 00 55

 

Parc et Jardins du Château de Canon

MEZIDON-CANON

The Mézidon-Canon gardens, located between Caen and Lisieux, are quite remarkable. Their walled "chartreuse" gardens are unique in France. One of Calvados' finest jewels.

Parc et Jardins du Château de Canon
Avenue du château , 14270 MEZIDON-CANON
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 20 65 17

 

Parcs à Huîtres

GRANDCAMP-MAISY

Guided tour of the oyster farms, presentation of the Bay of Veys and tasting sessions on Thursdays throughout July and August.

Parcs à Huîtres
Base conchylicole , 14450 GRANDCAMP-MAISY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 62 44

 

Pegasus Bridge

BENOUVILLE

The bridges of Ranville and Bénouville were recaptured in the early hours of the night of the 5th to the 6th of June 1944 by the British 6th Parachute Brigade, whose emblem was Pegasus.

Pegasus Bridge
, 14970 BENOUVILLE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 97 18 63

 

Prieuré Saint-Gabriel

SAINT-GABRIEL-BRECY

Founded in 1058 by the Fécamp Benedictine monks, the St Gabriel priory comprises an entrance porch, a former refectory, a tower and a court room.

Prieuré Saint-Gabriel
1 rue du Prieuré , 14480 SAINT-GABRIEL-BRECY

 

Route de la Suisse Normande
, 14220 THURY-HARCOURT

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Route du cidre

CAMBREMER

Route du cidre
, 14340 CAMBREMER

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Routes des Gorges de la Vire
, 14380 PONT-FARCY

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Site de la Batterie Allemande

LONGUES-SUR-MER

A major constituent of the Atlantic Wall, the Longues sur Mer coastal defence battery comprises a firing command post and four casemates, each housing a 150mm gun.

Site de la Batterie Allemande
, 14400 LONGUES-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 21 46 87

 

Souterroscope des Ardoisières

CAUMONT-L'EVENTE

Discover the subterranean world in this underground "fossilised" slate quarry, hollowed out by man and located in the heart of the Normandy Bocage.

Souterroscope des Ardoisières
Route de Saint Lô , 14240 CAUMONT-L'EVENTE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 71 15 15

 

Tapisserie de Bayeux

BAYEUX

The famous Bayeux Tapestry is one of many museums not to be missed in Calvados.

Tapisserie de Bayeux
13 bis rue Nesmond , 14400 BAYEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 25 50

 

Vieux la Romaine, musée et sites archéologiques

VIEUX

Reduced mobilityMental disability

Discover the day-to-day lives of the Gallo-Romans thanks to vestiges unearthed over 3 centuries on the site of the former capital Aregenua, today known as "Vieux-la-Romaine".

Vieux la Romaine, musée et sites archéologiques
13 Chemin Hausse , 14930 VIEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 71 10 20

 

Villa Strassburger

DEAUVILLE

In the prestigious resort of Deauville, the Villa Strassburger is a truly typical example of a Belle Epoque holiday home.

Villa Strassburger
1 avenue Strassburger , 14800 DEAUVILLE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 88 20 44

 

SAINT-VAAST-SUR-SEULLES

3 Ears of corn

Bed linen supplied and beds already done at arrival.This well equipped gite is ideally situated between Caen, Bayeux and the beautiful sand beaches of the Côte de Nacre region. It is roomy and offer a nice place for holidays. Walks on the spot. Ping-pong table. Free local library.

GITES DE FRANCE CALVADOS
OLYMPUS D'EFFISCIENCE 9 RUE L. SEDAR SENGHOR CS70450 , 14461 COLOMBELLES CEDEX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 82 71 65

 

CAUMONT-L'EVENTE

4 épis

Adeline MEROT
1 rue des Champs Français , 14240 CAUMONT L'EVENTE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 37 38 35

 

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