Destination guide

Head to the historical 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 holiday 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 holiday 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 centre:

  • 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 holiday around warm-weather activities, July, August, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 22°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Calvados

Whether you're an adventurous traveller 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 centre:

  • 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)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Calvados

The nearest airport is in Caen (CFR-Carpiquet), located 5.9 mi (9.5 km) from the city centre. 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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Calvados?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,702 holiday lettings around Calvados. From 371 cottages to 148 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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 travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Saint-Jean-Du-Bocage: 147 holiday homes
  • Villers-Bocage: 72 holiday homes
  • Lion-sur-Mer: 1,140 holiday homes
  • Luc-sur-Mer: 671 holiday homes
  • Port-en-Bessin-Huppain: 592 holiday homes 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:

  • Saint-Jean-Du-Bocage: 147 holiday lettings
  • Villers-Bocage: 72 holiday lettings
  • Lion-sur-Mer: 1,140 holiday lettings
  • Luc-sur-Mer: 671 holiday lettings
  • Port-en-Bessin-Huppain: 592 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): 2,704 self catering accommodations
  • Carpiquet Airport (CFR): 1,903 self catering accommodations
  • Octeville Airport (LEH): 2,272 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? offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Calvados. From travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial: 1,089 holiday rentals
  • Trouville Beach: 2,781 holiday rentals
  • Arromanches 360: 1,294 holiday rentals
  • Deauville Beach: 2,778 holiday rentals
  • Deauville La Touques Racecourse: 2,772 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Calvados listed on 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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