In the Calvados department, the high cliffs, soothing dunes, the landing beaches and the coastline are predominant. The Calvados has many faces and numerous artistic and cultural attractions as well as remains of an impressive history. When are you going on holiday to Normandy?
The Calvados coastline stretches from the port city of Honfleur to the city of Grandcamp-Maisy and is characterized by a diversity of landscapes. One of the most important sites along the coast are the impressive white cliffs between Luc-sur-Mer and Trouville. The dunes in the coastal lowlands invite you for a walk along the coast of Normandy.
Besides the beauty offered by the beaches, the same beaches tell stories of an impressive history. During the Battle of Normandy, the landing on the beaches by the Allied forces was a mayor struggle. This invasion, starting on D-Day June 6, 1944, has left deep scars, but has also ensured impressive sights.
Do visit one of the many picturesque harbour towns in the Calvados. For example Honfleur, not for nothing the most painted port town of Normandy. From your cottage in Calvados you can visit this bustling port city, nestled between green hills. Be enchanted by the charm and authenticity. Besides the beautiful harbour, its narrow streets lined with half-timbered houses and neighbourhoods as L'Enclos and Faubourg Sainte-Catherine are highly recommended.
Grandcamp-Maisy enjoy the tastiest scallops from Normandy in a typical French atmosphere. Here it seems as if time has stood still. The port is without doubt one of the best attractions of this village. In the “oyster village of Normandy”, Ouistreham, view the forty meter high lighthouse and the fishing boats bobbing on the waves of the Channel. Spread your towel on the wonderful sandy beach and enjoy a day on the Normandy coast.
The green and thriving city of Caen is situated between land and sea and has many interesting old and new areas. Highlights here include the Abbaye aux Hommes and Abbaye-aux-Dames, the street “Rue Vagueux”, the port of Caen and the Musée de Normandie. In the town of Bayeux do visit the Tapestry. This is an ancient embroidery of 70 meters long and is made in the 11th century.
During your holiday in Calvados, you will not be bored!