Map of places to visit in Calvados
You can find details of some of the places we suggest you visit near Calvados below the map...
Arromanches is well known as the town where the Mulberry Harbour was built during the D-Day landings in 1944
Best known for its world-famous tapestry, Bayeux also has an imposing cathedral
Part of the Normandy Cider Route, Beuvron has lots of half-timberd houses and is one of the prettiest villages in Normandy
One time favourite of Marcel Proust, Cabourg has one of the longest and active beaches in the region
With a castle, two abbeys and an attracive historic centre Caen is a very pleasant town to explore
Cambremer is a very picturesque small village, ideally explored as part of the Normandy Cider Route
Chateau de Boutemont:
Beautiful chateau and gardens in the Calvados department of Normandy
The medieval Chateau de Creully is the highlight in Creully
The resort of Deauville, established in the 19th century, is still one of the most upmarket beach resorts in Normandy
In the 'Village of William the Conqueror' at Dives-sur-Mer artisans and artists are brought together in a medieval setting
Best known for its castle, Falaise also has several other interesting monuments in the town centre
There are lots of interesting things to see in Honfleur - if you can drag yourself away from the lovely harbour!
The beach is certainly the main attraction at Houlgate, and there are also some imposing 19th century villas to see
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge:
The gardens of the Pays d'Auge are a beautiful mature garden set around a number of typical half-timber houses.
The painstaking rebuilding of Lisieux since the war has gone a long way to recapturing the feel of the medieval town
Normandy landing beaches:
70 years on and the Normandy Landing Beches still attract thousands of visitors interested in the D-Day landings in 1944.
The long established resort at Trouville has retained lots of its 19th century villas, which provide much of the character of the town
Villers-sur-Mer is one of several friendly beach resorts along the Normandy coast
Less popular than neighbours Deauville and Trouville, the resort at Villerville also has a long beach
When you visit Vire be sure to also explore the Route des Gorges de la Vire' through the woods and valley of the River Vire