Manors in the Pays d'Auge, fortified farms in Le Bessin, prestigious abbeys, Renaissance chateaus and medieval fortresses, churches and cathedrals: the towns and landscape of Calvados are a perfect balance of art and history.

Deauville “great for every season”.
At the heart of Normandy, Deauville is an internationally renowned seaside resort and a symbol of elegance and style. It has retained the charm of a holiday town. Open all year round and only two hours from Paris, Deauvill is host to many leisure, sports and cultural events.


The privileged location of Honfleur, on the border of the Pays d'Auge and the Côte Fleurie, make it a great place to stay any time of the year.
This little maritime town has charmingly picturesque roads and old houses, in a 37-hectare area that was declared historic in 1974.

It is a fishing port, a port of trade and a marina and the town has retained and enhanced its rich historical and artistic heritage.

Capital of a world renowned region, Lower Normandy, town centre in an urban area of nearly 250,000 inhabitants and the historical city of William the Conqueror, Cane is a metropolis and looking over the Channel, it is a promising destination for discovery and seduction. Between the land and the sea and less than two hours from Paris, facing southern England, the town's location was ideal for rising to many different challenges. It is a trading port and a marina, a port of call for every adventure and for every project.
With its exceptionally rich history, Caen is the ideal place for cultural tourism. The Chateau de Guillaume, the Abbaye-aux-Hommes and the Abbaye-aux-Dames are some of the most remarkable pieces of Norman architecture. The collections and exhibitions at the Museum of Beaux-Arts and the Museum of Normandy, as well as the great variety of shows and concerts provide for a cultural season that many other towns envy.
The Peace Memorial, with over seven million visitors since its opening day, is a must-see for tourists.

Certain places bear a heavy history. Today, they are a place for promenade and reflection.
When the veterans are no longer with us, we will only have these places to remind us what happened in June 1944.
The entire Norman coast was a witness to this gigantic assault that would free France from several years of German occupation.
The famous D-day seems even today to be a mad mission. A massive loss of human life on the Normandyy beaches and the sea which turned red under a sky the colour of sadness.

2 sadly famous beaches, very near each other. There is no clue today that Omaha Beach was one of the most deadly of all the Normandy beaches. Alas, there are many military cemeteries there to remind us (Colleville American cemetery, Bayeux English cemetery, La Cambe German cemetery...). White crosses as far as the eye can see. We are pleased when the sky turns blue and the sun warms these tombs and that today, people come to pay homage for the thousands who were saved by the actions of these soldiers departed.
The best way to begin a visit of these beaches is to stop first at the Caen Memorial.

To the north of Caen, the "Windmill Route" stretches between the Valleys of La Seulles, La Mue and La Thue, reaching in to the canton of Creully, between Caen and Courseulles sur Mer. This itinerary goes through the beautiful green countryside of Le Bessin, close to the landing beaches and the Côte de Nacre.

Le Hoc promontory


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