What to do in Calvados?

    What to do in Calvados?

    Discover some of the most beautiful architectural testimonies of medieval Normandy:
    – The Bayeux Tapestry listed since 2007 in the UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme,
    – The Château de Caen built in 1060 by William the Conqueror (William of Normandy) and which became one of the favorite residences of Dukes of Normandy,
    – Abbaye aux Dames and Abbaye aux Hommes (Caen): testimonies of the love between William the Conqueror and Matilda of Flanders,
    – Creully Castle: medieval fortress

    BEACHES

    The D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy:

    Normandy will forever keep the scars of this period of history.

    Come and discover these high places of memories:
    – The Mémorial museum (Caen),
    – The Normandy landings museum (Arromanches-Les-Bains),
    – The landing beaches,
    – The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial (Colleville-sur-Mer)

    But the Normandy beaches are also this:

    600km of coastline where you can perfect your tan as you please, or for the more athletic among
    you, enjoy the many nautical activities: sand yachting, windsurfing, paddle boarding …

    EVENTS

    Festivals, concerts, exhibitions, gastronomic fairs or authentic markets:
    – The “Eclat(s) de rue” street art festival (Caen),
    – The Beauregard Festival (Hérouville-Saint-Clair),
    – The Bayeux Medieval Festival,
    – The fish market (Courseulles-sur-Mer),
    – The market for local produce and Normandy crafts (Bayeux),
    – The numerous fireworks commemorating the D-Day on June 6 as well as the Bastille Day on July 14 (national day of France) or also on August 15…