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Normandy's tourist towns

Caen vue du cèdre du Liban du parc Michel d'Ornano
Caen vue du cèdre du Liban du parc Michel d'Ornano © Calvados Tourisme

Inimitable towns throughout Calvados.

You are probably already familiar with some of the major towns in Calvados, at least with their typical features (country fare, history...), but what about all the others? Calvados is home to many towns, each quite different from the one before: every destination has its own specific location, its own history and its own sites waiting to be discovered.

Caen

Caen is a green town, but with a distinctive maritime flavour, that boasts a wealth of heritage and many fascinating events. Over a short break, indulge in the perfect medley of culture and relaxation: a weekend in town, nestling between coast and country, in Normandy.

Sites not to be missed in Caen: the Mémorial, the City of History for Peace and the fine buildings erected by William the Conqueror.

Bayeux

Bayeux's captivating medieval charm is perfectly intact. On your next holiday to Normandy, choose Bayeux as your base and take a tour of the landing beaches and the many sites of remembrance associated with D-Day, just a few miles from the town. Bayeux is also home to a precious embroidery renowned the world over, the Bayeux Tapestry, listed on Unesco's Memory of the World register.

Falaise

As you arrive in Falaise, you simply cannot miss William the Conqueror's castle, looming above the town. Over the centuries, this awe-inspiring fortress has defied the test of time. This lively town can be discovered during the Fête des Jeux medieval fair or the Hivernales winter fair. The surrounding countryside is the ideal haunt for walking and hiking enthusiasts.

Lisieux

Sainte Thérèse of Lisieux offered the town its worldwide renown. Lisieux is France's second-ranking pilgrimage town. The basilica, the Carmel and many other sites tell the story of this famous Norman saint. Located in the heart of the Pays d'Auge, Lisieux is also the land of distilleries where cider, pommeau and calvados are produced in abundance.

Vire

Reminiscent of nearby Brittany, Vire is the most southerly town in Calvados. Granite houses and contemporary architecture - verdant, undulating or rugged landscapes combine to form the setting of this quite singular country town. Did you know that Vire is also home to 2 distinctive local skills? Guy Degrenne fine tableware and the delicious Andouille chitterling sausage.

So just take to your diary and choose Normandy for your next holiday.

Towns in pictures

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Trouville©G.WAIT
Rue pietonne ©G.WAIT
Ruelle à Honfleur
Ruelle de Caen
Façade à Villers sur mer
Trouville©G.WAIT
Viller sur Mer © G.WAIT
Cabourg vue du ciel © S.GUICHARD

Guided tours

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AEBT

BAYEUX

Guided tours of the D-Day Landing beaches and the major sites associated with the Battle of Normandy.

AEBT
13 rue Montfiquet , 14400 BAYEUX

 

Balade découverte de Caen
Office de Tourisme de Caen Place St Pierre , 14000 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 27 14 14

 

Balade découverte du Vieux Bayeux
Hôtel du Doyen Rue Lambert le Forestier , 14400 BAYEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 92 14 21

 

Balade Junior découverte du Vieux Bayeux

BAYEUX

A booklet specially published for children to offer them an educational insight into Old Bayeux over a family tour. They will find 21 explanatory terminals ...

Balade Junior découverte du Vieux Bayeux
Hôtel du Doyen Rue Lambert le Forestier , 14400 BAYEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 92 14 21

 

Balades découvertes de Falaise
Office de Tourisme du Pays de Falaise Boulevard de la Libération , 14700 FALAISE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 90 17 26

 

Bayeux Sightseeing Tours
23 rue Larcher , 14400 BAYEUX

 

Circuit d'interprétation dans Falaise
Office de Tourisme du Pays de Falaise Boulevard de la libération , 14700 FALAISE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 90 17 26

 

Com'on Gyro

CAEN

Visit Caen aboard a Segway personal transporter! An original and eco-friendly was to discover Normandy.

Com'on Gyro
Billetterie et réservations Place Saint Pierre , 14000 CAEN

 

DDay Historian

BAYEUX

DDay Historian offers guided tours in English of the major Battle of Normandy heritage sites.

DDay Historian
32 Passage des Cordeliers , 14400 BAYEUX

 

Discovery Walks Bayeux

BAYEUX

Walking guided tours of Old Bayeux in Normandy.

Discovery Walks Bayeux
Office du Tourisme de Bayeux 1 rue Saint Jean , 14400 BAYEUX

 

Enquête à Lisieux - Visite ludique pour les enfants

LISIEUX

The whole family can discover Lisieux's history and its most fascinating and impressive sights. With their activity booklet in hand, your children actively ...

Enquête à Lisieux - Visite ludique pour les enfants
Office de Tourisme Lisieux Pays d'Auge 11 rue d'Alençon , 14100 LISIEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 48 18 10

 

Journée découverte : Mémorial de Caen et visite guidée des plages du débarquement

CAEN

Discovery day: visit of the Mémorial de Caen and guided tour of the D-Day Landing beaches.

Journée découverte : Mémorial de Caen et visite guidée des plages du débarquement
Le Mémorial de Caen Esplanade Général Eisenhower , 14050 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 06 06 45

 

La Compagnie des Terroirs
1 rue Arcisse de Caumont , 14000 CAEN

 

Les visites guidées de Caen
Office de Tourisme de Caen Place St Pierre , 14000 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 27 14 14

 

Normandy Circuits

BAYEUX

Normandy Circuits offers guided mini-bus tours of Normandy leaving from Bayeux.

Normandy Circuits
17 rue Saint Loup BP 37308 , 14400 BAYEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)9 83 33 11 05

 

Normandy Sightseeing Tours

BAYEUX

Normandy Sightseeing Tours offer guided tours of the Normandy sites that are simply not to be missed.

Normandy Sightseeing Tours
6 rue Saint Jean , 14400 BAYEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 70 52

 

Normandy44 Tours

BAYEUX

Visit the american sector of the D-Day landing beaches in a minivan.

Normandy44 Tours
Place du Québec , 14400 BAYEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 73 31 80

 

Overlordtour

BAYEUX

Guided tours of the D-Day Landing beaches aboard a minibus.

Overlordtour
, 14400 BAYEUX

 

Petite Reine, e-bike tours in Normandy

BAYEUX

Petite Reine offers guided electric bicycle tours of Bayeux and the D-Day Landing Beaches!

Petite Reine, e-bike tours in Normandy
36 rue de Nesmond , 14400 BAYEUX

 

Rallyes découverte "Caen, de la tête aux pieds" - Parcours enfants

CAEN

Two educational trails have been specially designed for children aged 7 to 14 years, in the company of their parents. Thanks to this small booklet, they can...

Rallyes découverte "Caen, de la tête aux pieds" - Parcours enfants
Office de Tourisme de Caen Place Saint Pierre , 14000 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 27 14 14

 

Visite audio guidée de Lisieux
11 rue d'Alençon , 14100 LISIEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 48 18 10

 

Visites guidées du Pays d'Art et d'Histoire du Pays d'Auge

LISIEUX

Original guided tours in the Pays d'Auge in Normandy, all year long.

Visites guidées du Pays d'Art et d'Histoire du Pays d'Auge
100 avenue Guillaume le Conquérant , 14100 LISIEUX

 

Visites guidées du Vieux Bayeux

BAYEUX

1 hour 30 minute guided tours of Old Bayeux

Visites guidées du Vieux Bayeux
, 14400 BAYEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 28 28