||Favourite haunt of Parisians in the early 20th century, the Côte Fleurie resorts such as Deauville, Trouville and Honfleur proved so popular that Calvados quickly earned an international reputation as a fashionable holiday destination.
For each visitor, Calvados is a land of discovery. The picturesque Pays d’Auge is an equine paradise, home to exclusive stud farms, while the timeless Bocage countryside around Vire is a green maze of tiny fields, thick hedgerows and sunken lanes. The wide landscape of Normandy’s Little Switzerland is only a short drive from the sharply contrasting cityscape of Caen, a historical capital since William the Conqueror. The white sands of the D-Day landing Beaches along the Bessin coast and the Côte de Nacre are the pride of our county, and the historical theatre of the European liberation during the Second World War.
All the ingredients of a successful holiday
- Lush, unspoilt countryside and a stunning kaleidoscope of landscapes
- A land rich in history, architecture, pilgrimages and traditions : numerous sightseeing and historical routes featuring some of our finest monuments (Romanesque abbeys in Caen, castles and manor houses in the Pays d’Auge, the cathedrals of Bayeux and Lisieux, the Bayeux Tapestry, Caen Peace Memorial, the Landing Beaches, etc.)
- A high standard of holiday accommodation, with 1,000 self-catering cottages where visitors can sample the warm Norman welcome in a rural setting, plus plenty of facilities for family holidays.
- Countless entertainment and leisure opportunities : water sports, casinos, thalassotherapy centres and fitness centres
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