Kindle your curiosity

Lively culture and among France’s richest heritage: Calvados has so many stories to tell.

Calvados is France’s third-ranking département for its number of historic monuments! Are you keen on architecture? Come and simply marvel at our splendid coastal villas, the discreet manor houses of the Pays d’Auge, or the fortified farms of the Bessin area. Or would you rather get back to nature? Meet with the enthusiastic green fingered experts that are behind our remarkable gardens. Or set off in the footsteps of some of the greatest names in French literature and Impressionist art, or succumb to the poetry of intense musical experiences and colourful live performances.

Seafront villas

Set off on a tour of the splendid Anglo-Norman style villas that line the Calvados coast.

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Architecture, history's storyteller

Discover Normandy's history via a tour of its manor houses, fortified farms, abbeys, castles, medieval fortresses, churches and cathedrals.

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History unveils itssecrets

From the Basilica of St. Thérèse of Lisieux to the D-Day Landing Beaches, from the Mémorial de Caen to the Bayeux Tapestry, Calvados is a history book in its own right.

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Parks and gardens

In town or in the country, you are always sure find a spot of greenery, a remarkable or a botanical garden, waiting to be discovered.

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Nature's natural habitat

Take the time to appreciate the fauna and flora of one of Calvados' preserved natural areas.

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Calvados, a landof festivals

American film, Russian cinema, romantic cinema, pop or classical music, cultural festivals punctuate the year throughout Calvados.

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