Find the best place to stay — Calvados

Where to stay around Calvados?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,503 holiday lettings near Calvados. From 1,553 apartments to 1,141 houses, 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:

  • Honfleur: 1,391 holiday homes
  • Caen: 496 holiday homes
  • Deauville: 2,057 holiday homes
  • Bayeux: 464 holiday homes
  • Arromanches-les-Bains: 449 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:

  • Honfleur: 1,391 holiday lettings
  • Caen: 496 holiday lettings
  • Deauville: 2,057 holiday lettings
  • Bayeux: 464 holiday lettings
  • Arromanches-les-Bains: 449 holiday lettings

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

  • Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial: 780 holiday rentals
  • Normandy Bridge: 1,937 holiday rentals
  • Deauville Beach: 2,540 holiday rentals
  • Omaha Beach: 745 holiday rentals
  • Deauville La Touques Racecourse: 2,534 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.

Make a holiday rental cottage or farmhouse in Calvados, France your home away from home

The department of Calvados, France is on the Northern Coast, helping to make up the region of Basse-Normandy. Passing through the landscape is like taking a speed train through Europe. From the sandy beaches of the rugged coastline to the peaceful farming plains of Pays d’Auge and onto the rocky peaks of Suisse-Normande, Calvados farmhouses are in a land of contrasts with a rich culture and long history, which is all easily accessible from a gite in Calvados or Calvados holiday cottage.

Places to holiday in Calvados, France

The most visited city in Calvados is Bayeux. This is due to the Bayeux Tapestry being made and displayed here. Although it is the Bayeux Tapestry which brings people here, it is a delightful quaint French town.

Caen was the scene of some viscous battles after D-Day, and was largely destroyed. However, the ruins of the castle and the two Abbeys, build by William the Conqueror remain extremely impressive monuments.

Deauville is a summer tourist favourite. Not only for the marvellous sandy beaches and top class restaurants and cafes, but the race course and casino are upmarket and provide an excellent day out from a villa in Calvados or Calvados holiday rental.

Things to do on holiday in Calvados, France

The beach of Juno is situated in Calvados, one of the 5 beaches used on D-Day. The Juno Beach Centre at Courseulles-sur-Mer commemorates the landings of 1944, and there are extremely good tours and information points for the surrounding area.

The beaches of Cabourg, Merville and Franceville in Calvados are famed as locations for water sports. Windsurfing, kite surfing and sailing are hugely popular activities, whilst the picturesque harbour at Honfleur has been a constant source of inspiration for artists and poets over the years.

Of course, taking a self catering holiday rental cottage or farmhouse in Calvados would not be complete without sampling some of the famous Calvados Brandy, or going on a Calvados Brandy brewing tour.

Weather in Calvados, France

Calvados has a similar climate to the South of England. Warm summers and variable winters are the order in Calvados, but it is not only a summer destination.

Flights to Calvados, France

Calvados holiday rentals are accessible by air from the UK. There are two airports in Calvados, Caen-Carpiquet (CFR) and Deauville Saint Gatien (DOL). Brittany Ferries offer overnight ferries from the South Coast of England to Caen, and the added advantage with this is that you can take your car, making exploring the whole of Calvados from your Calvados holiday rental that much easier.

Attractions in and around Calvados

Looking for things to do while you're in Calvados? Local attractions include Festyland. Don't miss landmarks such as Cathedrale Notre-Dame Bayeux and Omaha Beach, and unique cultural highlights such as Museum of the Battle of Normandy and Eugene Boudin Museum. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, soak up some sun at Sword Beach, Ouistreham Beach and Courseulles-sur-Mer Beach. Fun activities in the city include Caen Botanical Garden, Centre Equestre de Ouistreham and Aquanacre. During your stay, you may want to visit Abbey of Saint-Etienne, Church of St. Pierre or Caen Museum of Fine Arts. Other places to visit in town include Eglise de la Sainte Trinite, Caen Castle and Caen Memorial.