Where to stay around Calvados?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,572 holiday lettings near Calvados. From 1,619 Condos/Apartments to 1,151 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: 1,278 holiday homes
  • Caen: 464 holiday homes
  • Deauville: 2,097 holiday homes
  • Bayeux: 466 holiday homes
  • Arromanches-les-Bains: 483 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: 1,278 holiday lettings
  • Caen: 464 holiday lettings
  • Deauville: 2,097 holiday lettings
  • Bayeux: 466 holiday lettings
  • Arromanches-les-Bains: 483 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:

  • Carpiquet Airport (CFR): 1,523 self catering accommodations
  • St Gatien Airport (DOL): 2,523 self catering accommodations
  • Octeville Airport (LEH): 2,083 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:

  • Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial: 806 holiday rentals
  • Normandy Bridge: 1,930 holiday rentals
  • Deauville Beach: 2,292 holiday rentals
  • Omaha Beach: 773 holiday rentals
  • Deauville La Touques Racecourse: 2,582 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.

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.

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)