Once upon a time in Normandy, in the town of Falaise, began the fabulous story of William “the Bastard”, later to become William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy and King of England…
To learn his story, simply join us, as we tell you of his Epic Adventure. Over a medley of riddles, accounts and historic sites, we will take you on a discovery tour of the greatest ever figure in Calvados’s history. So let’s go!
The famous Bayeux Tapestry is among the many museums not to be missed in Calvados.
Listed on Unesco's Memory of the World register since 2007, the Bayeux Tapestry is a genuine masterpiece of Roman art.
Relive the story of William the Conqueror in 3D! An exceptional visit for the whole family to enjoy at Falaise Castle!
William the Conqueror's castle in Falaise has been entirely restored; it looms above the town with its 3 keeps and its rampart flanked by no less than 15 towers.
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).
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.
Founded circa 1060, the Ladies' Abbey was extremely prosperous from the 11th century to the French Revolution.
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.
Saint-Etienne de Caen, a Benedictine abbey commonly referred to as the Men's Abbey was consecrated in 1077.