History and culture unveil their secrets in the streets and towns of Calvados.

Today, Bayeux boasts two centuries of eventful history, Caen proudly flaunts its vivacity and its modernity, Falaise casts its gaze from the heights of its medieval castle, whereas Lisieux paves the way to our distilleries and Vire Calvados’ wildest corners. On the Côte Fleurie cast, Cabourg, Deauville, Trouville and Honfleur are familiar names waiting to be discovered…


Verdant hillsides and hedgerowed fields comprise the backdrop for the Normandy Bocage's principle town of Vire.



Green areas, a vast cultural heritage, a marina... Caen: a pleasant town in the heart of Normandy. Take a walk through Caen and revel in its magnificent architecture. Caen, city of William the Conqueror, is heir to an exceptional heritage: the Ducal Castle, the Men's Abbey, the Ladies' Abbey.



Its impressive castle overlooks the town from its rocky outcrop. Discover Falaise's fine heritage: town houses, old inns and remarkable religious edifices open to the public.



Deauville in Calvados, on the Normandy coast



The medieval city of Bayeux is a genuine history book in its own right ...



Lisieux, France's second-ranking pilgrimage town after Lourdes.



The ideal destination for a break on the Normandy coast.



The Belle Époque charm and narrow streets of Deauville's 'twin sister' seem to conceal some well-kept secret... And as you walk along its central avenue, amidst its many fine restaurants, you can admire the hundred-year-old casino in the distance, and the splendid Cures Marines hotel and spa that stands opposite the vast sandy beach, so popular among visitors who appreciate wide, open spaces.

depuis la plage, vue sur le Grand hôtel de Cabourg dans le Calvados


Cabourg is home to the quintessentially romantic beach. For you to fully appreciate all its qualities, you really need to take a late afternoon stroll along the beach, from where you can admire the sumptuous Belle Époque villas that line the foreshore. It is also a highly colourful seaside resort: Cabourg is rightly proud to be part of the Côte Fleurie coast!

vue du vieux bassin de Honfleur


You'll have no trouble imagining Honfleur in the Middle Ages: this fine, 1,000 year-old city has preserved striking vestiges of its illustrious past. Its wooden church, with separate spire. Unique in France! Its marina, in the very heart of the town, lined with narrow and colourful terraced buildings. A marvel for photographers! Honfleur is, without a doubt 'a harbour like no other'!

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