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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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A RGC CANOE KAYAK CLECY

CLECY

School trips and hiking groups are more than welcome in this lovely establishment. A dreamy setting for a weekend of sports or simply a day out with the fam...

A RGC CANOE KAYAK CLECY
Le Relais du Grand Camp Le Vieux Grandcamp , 14570 CLECY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 69 69 06

 

Alain Sauvage Cellar - Cambremer Vintage
Le clos Vaudor , 14340 CAMBREMER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 63 83 08

 

André Hardy Museum

CLECY

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

André Hardy Museum
Place du Tripot , 14570 CLECY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 79 70 45

 

Aqua Sud aquatics centre

LE HOM

Aqua Sud, a swimming pool in Thury Harcourt, in the heart of Suisse Normande.

Aqua Sud aquatics centre
Route de Caen Thury-Harcourt , 14220 LE HOM
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 79 03 18

 

Aquatic Space

CONDE-EN-NORMANDIE

The Condé-sur-Noireau swimming pool – an aquatic centre in Suisse Normande.

Aquatic Space
Route de Vire CONDE-SUR-NOIREAU, 14110 CONDE-EN-NORMANDIE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 69 02 93

 

Arboretum of the Royalty

SAINT-DENIS-DE-MERE

Some 150 species waiting to be discovered throughout a landscaped area of 7,000m2. Picnic area, childrens games, 4.5km walking route available. Open through...

Arboretum of the Royalty
Rue de la Royauté , 14110 SAINT-DENIS-DE-MERE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 69 07 42

 

Au Fil de l'Eau Restaurant
la Cambronnerie , 14570 CLECY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 69 71 13

 

Auvillars Orchards

AUVILLARS

Cellar located on the cider route picturesque area of the Pays d'Auge.

Auvillars Orchards
Chemin de la Corperie , 14340 AUVILLARS

 

Beau Rivage canoe kayak

CLECY

Go where the water takes you, in the heart of Suisse Normande, with Beau Rivage, your canoeing-kayaking specialist in Clécy!

Beau Rivage canoe kayak
La Cambronnerie , 14570 CLECY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 69 79 73

 

CAPA'Venture

CLECY

A thousand activities on the one site, that's what you'll get when you visit Calvados' adventure park, Capa'Venture!

CAPA'Venture
La Faverie , 14570 CLECY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 69 11 68

 

Centre de Pleine Nature Lionel Terray - Outdoor sports centre

CLECY

The Lionel Terray Outdoor Sports Centre offers climbing, treetop adventure trails, mountain biking, orienteering, zip lines, canoe-kayak rental, nature and ...

Centre de Pleine Nature Lionel Terray - Outdoor sports centre
Le Viaduc , 14570 CLECY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 69 72 82

 

Centre Equestre de la Souleuvre
La Gare CARVILLE, 14350 SOULEUVRE EN BOCAGE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 67 77 34

 

Champ Versant Manor Farm

BONNEBOSQ

This traditional farmhouse of typical half-timbered construction offers outside visits and explanations on rural Pays d'Auge architecture (16th century mano...

Champ Versant Manor Farm
, 14340 BONNEBOSQ
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 65 11 07

 

Chapel of Clermont

BEUVRON-EN-AUGE

The Clermont Chapel in Beuvron-en-Auge offers an exceptional viewpoint over the Dives valley as far as the Mont Pinçon hills in Normandy.

Chapel of Clermont
, 14430 BEUVRON-EN-AUGE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 79 23 31

 

Charles Léandre Museum

CONDE-EN-NORMANDIE

The Charles Léandre museum continues to charm visitors thanks to the originality of its museographic presentations.

Charles Léandre Museum
9/11 rue Saint-Martin CONDE-SUR-NOIREAU, 14110 CONDE-EN-NORMANDIE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 69 41 16

 

Château de Crèvecoeur

MÉZIDON VALLÉE D'AUGE

Located between Caen and Lisieux, the Château de Crèvecoeur-en-Auge is a perfectly preserved medieval site. Come and discover 10 centuries of history in one...

Château de Crèvecoeur
Fondation Musée Schlumberger , 14340 MÉZIDON VALLÉE D'AUGE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 63 02 45

 

Clécy Golf Course

CLECY

In the heart of Suisse Normande, the Golf de Clécy golf course is in a truly idyllic setting.

Clécy Golf Course
Manoir de Cantelou , 14570 CLECY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 69 72 72

 

Condé-sur-Noireau town park

CONDE-EN-NORMANDIE

10 hectare park with 5 tennis courts (one indoor, call 02 31 69 02 93 to book). Boules Lyonnaises and petanque ground. Fitness trail, childrens play area, m...

Condé-sur-Noireau town park
CONDE-SUR-NOIREAU, 14110 CONDE-EN-NORMANDIE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 59 15 50

 

Desvoye Cider Farm

BEAUFOUR-DRUVAL

Production of calvados, pommeau, cider and poiré (perry).

Desvoye Cider Farm
135 Chemin de la Cour au Gris Route de Beuvron en Auge - D146 suivre la route du Cidre, 14340 BEAUFOUR-DRUVAL
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 65 11 94

 

Dupont Calvados

VICTOT-PONTFOL

Visit a distillery on the Cider Route in the Pays d'Auge, between Caen and Lisieux in Calvados.

Dupont Calvados
Domaine Familial Louis Dupont RD16 , 14430 VICTOT-PONTFOL
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 63 24 24

 

EARL Le Page - Cambremer Vintage
La Briqueterie , 14340 BEAUFOUR-DRUVAL
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 65 12 75

 

François HELIE - Cambremer Vintage Producer
St Gilles de Livet , 14340 RUMESNIL
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 63 03 18

 

Gaec Le désert - M. Montais BERNARD - Cambremer Vintage Producer
, 14340 RUMESNIL
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 63 06 94

 

Grandouet Manor Cellars

CAMBREMER

Visit a distillery on the Cider Route in the Pays d'Auge.

Grandouet Manor Cellars
Grandouet Manoir de Grandouet Grandouet, 14340 CAMBREMER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 63 08 73

 

Icare

SAINT-OMER

Icare
Route des Crètes , 14220 SAINT-OMER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 78 87 59

 

Jean Salou Workshop

CAMBREMER

The watercolour artist, Jean Salou paints live scenes: dancers, musicians, beach scenes, horses...

Jean Salou Workshop
3980 hameau d'Englesqueville , 14340 CAMBREMER
Telephone : 33 (0)6 48 40 52 27

 

La Guinguette à Tartine

CLECY

In the heart of the appropriately-named Suisse Normande (Swiss Normandy), on the twists and turns of the River Orne, the Guinguette à Tartine makes it possi...

La Guinguette à Tartine
Le Pont du Vey 14570 Clécy , 14570 CLECY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 69 89 38

 

La Houle Rocks

SAINT-OMER

The River Orne runs alongside the abrupt crags, dominated by a rock referred to as the Pain de Sucre (literally sugar bread), at the extremity of the La Hou...

La Houle Rocks
La route des Crêtes , 14220 SAINT-OMER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 79 70 45

 

La Lie Craft Brewery
Rue de l'Orne Zone artisanale , 14570 SAINT-REMY
Telephone : 33 (0)9 84 32 54 11

 

La Potinière
, 14570 CLECY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 69 76 75

 

La Vallée au Tanneur Farm - Cambremer Vintage
Chemin de la vallée au tanneur D 275 , 14340 REPENTIGNY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 64 38 69

 

Les Rochers des Parcs

LE VEY

This emblematic Suisse Normande site is well known for its rocky escarpments and can be visited from below, along the banks of the Orne, or from above, alon...

Les Rochers des Parcs
, 14570 LE VEY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 79 70 45

 

Loterie Cellar

CLECY

The Cave de la Loterie, Cidrerie de la Suisse Normande is a farm-based organic cider-maker.

Loterie Cellar
Cidrerie de la Suisse Normande La Loterie , 14570 CLECY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 69 74 38

 

Luc Bignon Cider - Organic Cambremer Vintage producer
La Ferme du Bout du Chemin Eglise de Saint Pair du Mont Saint Laurent du Mont , 14340 CAMBREMER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 62 27 24

 

Marie Louise FOUCHER Cellar- 'Cambremer Vintage' production
720 route de Rumesnil , 14340 CAMBREMER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 63 01 71

 

Miniature Railway

CLECY

With over 1,300 feet of track covering an area of 370 sq. yards, the miniature railway in Clécy is definitely worth a detour. 250 locomotives, 450 wagons, 6...

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

 

Montreuil Manor, Auge - Cambremer Vintage
, 14340 MONTREUIL-EN-AUGE

 

Museum of Typography

CONDE-EN-NORMANDIE

Within the prestigious setting of the reception hall at Corlet Numérique in Condé-sur-Noireau.

Museum of Typography
Corlet numérique ZA Charles Tellier CONDE-SUR-NOIREAU, 14110 CONDE-EN-NORMANDIE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 59 20 67

 

Notre-Dame-de-Bonne-Nouvelle Chapel

ESSON

Of Romanesque origin, almost entirely rebuilt during the 19th century, the chapel is located on a headland offering remarkable panoramic views.

Notre-Dame-de-Bonne-Nouvelle Chapel
Route de Bonne Nouvelle , 14220 ESSON
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 79 45 13

 

Office de Tourisme de la Communauté de Communes de Cambremer
16 Rue Pasteur , 14340 CAMBREMER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 63 08 87

 

Office de Tourisme de la Suisse Normande
2 place Saint Sauveur Thury-Harcourt, 14220 LE HOM
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 79 70 45

 

Office de Tourisme du Pays de Condé et de la Druance
9/11 rue Saint-Martin Condé-sur-Noireau, 14110 CONDE-EN-NORMANDIE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 69 27 64

 

Orne Valley Rail Bikes

LAIZE-CLINCHAMPS

Looking for an original outing for the family or with friends? Take off for a rail bike ride from Val de Maizet to Pont de Brie, for a 6-mile return trip ...

Orne Valley Rail Bikes
2 rue de la Gare , 14320 LAIZE-CLINCHAMPS
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 06 05 06

 

Pierre Huet Calvados

CAMBREMER

Visit the Calvados Pierre Huet distillery, on the Cider Route between Caen and Lisieux.

Pierre Huet Calvados
5 Avenue des Tilleuls , 14340 CAMBREMER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 63 01 09

 

Plaine Altitude

SAINT-OMER

Plaine Altitude is an FFVL (French Free Flying Federation) certified paragliding school offering courses, equipment and first flights. First flights are org...

Plaine Altitude
Le Bourg , 14220 SAINT-OMER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 69 39 31

 

Pont d'Ouilly Loisirs

PONT-D'OUILLY

At the heart of Suisse-Normande, the outdoor leisure centre in Pont d'Ouilly invites you to create some lasting souvenirs.

Pont d'Ouilly Loisirs
11 Rue du Stade René Vallée , 14690 PONT-D'OUILLY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 69 86 02

 

Saint Roch Chapel

PONT-D'OUILLY

The Saint-Roch Chapel is located on the former road to Brittany, in Pont d'Ouilly in the Suisse Normande area.

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

 

Souleuvre Viaduct - AJ Hackett Normandie

SOULEUVRE EN BOCAGE

Built according to plans by Gustave Eiffel, the rail bridge over the river formerly linked the towns of Vire and Caen. Only the metal roadway was destroyed,...

Souleuvre Viaduct - AJ Hackett Normandie
Viaduc de la Souleuvre Le Bosq LA FERRIERE-HARANG, 14350 SOULEUVRE EN BOCAGE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 66 31 66

 

Station Service Taxi

PONT-D'OUILLY

Mountain bike hire.

Station Service Taxi
3 place Charles de Gaulle , 14690 PONT-D'OUILLY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 69 80 35

 

The Domaine de Pontécoulant

PONTECOULANT

The Château de Pontécoulant, near Clécy and Condé-sur-Noireau, is one of the Suisse Normande area's most precious jewels.

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

 

The Gardens of the Pays d'Auge and the Ecomuseum

CAMBREMER

The Jardins du Pays d'Auge gardens and eco-museum in Cambremer offer a verdant setting to fittingly illustrate Normandy's fine architecture.

The Gardens of the Pays d'Auge and the Ecomuseum
Avenue des Tilleuls , 14340 CAMBREMER

 

Thierry Rungette Cider Cellar - Cambremer Vintage
1 impasse du Lieu Labbé D613 , 14340 LA HOUBLONNIERE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 32 22 20

 

Thury-Harcourt Kayak club (KCTH)

LE HOM

In the heart of Suisse Normande, the Kayak Club of Thury-Harcourt welcomes you all year round.

Thury-Harcourt Kayak club (KCTH)
22 Impasse des Lavandières Thury-Harcourt , 14220 LE HOM
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 79 40 59

 

LE HOM


THURY-HARCOURT, 14220 LE HOM
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 27 90 30

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PONT-FARCY


, 14380 PONT-FARCY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 27 90 30

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CAMBREMER


, 14340 CAMBREMER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 27 90 30

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