TOURISM
 
Enjoying Calvados means travelling the tourist routes that traverse the region.
Marked itineraries are easy to follow, are open all year round and reveal the treasures of a generous and varied nature, encouraging the discovery of landscapes that are rich and green, and a taste of the picturesque villages.
A history and architectural journey for some, a playground for others, a haven of rest... the gifts and delights of Calvados can be discovered in rich natural surroundings - the choice is yours!


In this superb landscape, you will discover a genuine postcard of Normandy: chateaux, manors, timber-framed houses, fields of apple trees give the region some of its most beautiful images. The land is famous for its horses and where, hidden behind their white frontages, you will find the most prestigious stud farms. The Pays d'Auge is marked by opulence and authenticity. Registered with its own Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée for ciders from the Pays d'Auge, the Cider Route brings together around twenty producers indicated with the sign "Cru de Cambremer". These producers will recieve visitors and do a tour of their cellar, with tastings and explanations about their savoir-faire.


To the south of Caen, along the River Orne, Suisse Normandy owes its name to its geographical relief. In this mini-Helvetia, the "Suisse Normandy Route" winds its way through a tourmented landscape. By car, you can follow the signposted route as it passes through the market towns of Thury Harcourt, Condé sur Noireau, Pont d'Ouilly and Clécy.

Walking and rambling in Etretat
For the cliffs you have the choice of Upstream or Downstream! We like both but to really enjoy the cliffs and take great photos, climb the Upstream cliff in the morning and the Downstream in the afternoon.

COTENTIN PENINSULAR
Dear travelling friend, if your path has led you to our peninsular, it was not pure chance. Surrounded by the sea, Cotentin has no visitors passing through. Only nature-lovers venture to this part of the world. The story is that Cotentin crossed the paths of pilgrims from Saint Michel, on the way to Santiago de Compostela. She accompanied William the Conqueror, leaving Barfleur to conquer England. She incarned the hope of millions of 19th century Europeans, boarding in Cherbourg for an epic transatlantic journey that would take them to the new world. She celebrated Freedom in the Carentan marches and on the beach at Sainte Marie du Mont, where the fate of the world was deicded, one morning in June 1944.

MONT SAINT MICHEL
"Wonder of the Western World", Mont-Saint-Michel rises from the heart of the immense bay invaded by the largest tide in Europe. Archangel Michael, head of the celestial army" asked Aubert, Bishop of Avranches, to build and consecrate the first church on 16 October 709. In 966, by request of the Duke of Normandy, a benedictine community was established on the island. The pre-Romanesque church was built in 1000.
Listed as a world heritage building by UNESCO in 1979, this tourist destination today receives over three million visitors per year.

The town of Bayeux has an ancient historic quarter of medieval structure. Totally spared by the allied bombings of 1944, it has an exceptionally rich architectural heritage. Solemnly consecrated on 14 July 1077, in the presence of William Duke of Normandy and King of England, the cathedral was largely improved and enlarged in the 13th and 15th centuries.


For nealry a thousand years, this immense wool tapestry has lasted centuries, describing in pictures William Duke of Normandy's conquest of England. Like a graphic novel, it transports you back to the medieval period amidst Viking boats and Norman cavaliers..

 
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