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Calvados (department) overview

Calvados (department) is a friendly place, distinct for its beaches and historical sites, and known for its cathedrals and ferry. You can take advantage of sightseeing and tours, along with ample cafe and dining options. Take in some local culture at popular attractions, such as Museum of the Battle of Normandy and Eugene Boudin Museum. Make plans to visit the popular Festyland and Cathedrale Notre-Dame Bayeux. A family-friendly area, Calvados (department) also has something for everyone.

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How to get to Calvados (department)

Fly in to Caen (CFR-Carpiquet), 5.9 mi (9.5 km) from central Calvados (department). Deauville (DOL-Saint-Gatien) is the next closest major airport, 28.5 mi (45.8 km) away.

Train stations include:
  • • Caen Station
  • • Frenouville-Cagny Station
  • • Moult Station

What to see around Calvados (department)

Outdoor fun such as taking a ferry, exploring the port and tours is on hand, along with attractions such as:
  • • Caen Botanical Garden
  • • Beauregard Aventure
  • • Centre Equestre de Ouistreham
  • • Aquanacre
  • • Hippodrome Cabourg
The area's museums and cultural sights stand out, and places to visit include:
  • • Normandy Museum
  • • Caen Museum of Fine Arts
  • • Caen Memorial
  • • Radar Museum
  • • N4 Commando Museum
Memorable for its cathedral, historical sites and these top landmarks to visit:
  • • Abbey of Saint-Etienne
  • • Church of St. Pierre
  • • Eglise de la Sainte Trinite
  • • Saint Sauveur Church
  • • Merville Gun Battery
Its beaches and countryside are well known. Favourite spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Ouistreham Beach
  • • Cabourg Beach
  • • Houlgate Beach
  • • Villers-sur-Mer Beach
  • • Deauville Beach
Top places to visit in the area include:
  • • Festyland
  • • Cathedrale Notre-Dame Bayeux
  • • Museum of the Battle of Normandy
  • • Omaha Beach
  • • Eugene Boudin Museum

When to visit Calvados (department)

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when the best time to visit is. Here are the seasonal trends to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 12°C day, 2°C night
  • April-June: 20°C day, 5°C night
  • July-September: 23°C day, 10°C night
  • October-December: 18°C day, 4°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 8 cm
  • April-June: 6 cm
  • July-September: 7 cm
  • October-December: 9 cm
  • Beaches
  • Dining
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Family-friendly
  • Historical sites
  • Romantic