Destination guide

Head to the historic city of Calvados

Come and experience Calvados and its museums, history and cathedral. Renowned for its beaches, local tours and restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. Local cultural sights include Museum of the Battle of Normandy and Eugene Boudin Museum. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Calvados

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that Calvados has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Festyland (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Prairie Racecourse (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Garcelles Golf (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Caen Botanical Garden (4.3 mi / 7 km)
  • Caen Golf (7.1 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Centre Equestre de Ouistreham (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Calvados

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, July, August, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 71°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Calvados

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Calvados is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Omaha Beach (28.6 mi / 46.1 km)
  • Caen Botanical Garden (4.3 mi / 7 km)
  • Sword Beach (12.2 mi / 19.6 km)
  • Ouistreham Beach (12.2 mi / 19.7 km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer Beach (15.1 mi / 24.2 km)
  • Juno Beach (15.4 mi / 24.8 km)

Transportation options to and around Calvados

The nearest airport is in Caen (CFR-Carpiquet), located 5.9 mi (9.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Deauville (DOL-Normandie), which is 28.5 mi (45.8 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Caen Station, Frénouville-Cagny Station and Moult Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay around Calvados?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,345 holiday lettings near Calvados. From 1,593 Houses to 116 Villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Calvados is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Calvados?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Calvados. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Sainte-Trinité-Des-Monts: 2,035 holiday homes
  • Hotot-en-Auge: 889 holiday homes
  • Bayeux: 540 holiday homes
  • Longueville: 372 holiday homes
  • Saint-Wambert-Des-Trois-Vallées: 148 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Calvados! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Calvados?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Calvados with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Sainte-Trinité-Des-Monts: 2,035 holiday lettings
  • Hotot-en-Auge: 889 holiday lettings
  • Bayeux: 540 holiday lettings
  • Longueville: 372 holiday lettings
  • Saint-Wambert-Des-Trois-Vallées: 148 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Calvados?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Calvados are:

  • St Gatien Airport (DOL): 2,444 self catering accommodations
  • Carpiquet Airport (CFR): 1,478 self catering accommodations
  • Octeville Airport (LEH): 2,108 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Calvados?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Calvados. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Juno Beach: 1,714 holiday rentals
  • Villers-sur-Mer Beach: 2,710 holiday rentals
  • Sword Beach: 2,524 holiday rentals
  • Cabourg Beach: 2,792 holiday rentals
  • Ouistreham Beach: 2,481 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Calvados listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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