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 highlights

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)

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.

Where to stay near Calvados?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,519 holiday rentals near Calvados. From 1,199 Houses to 316 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Calvados for a long holiday or a weekend break 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:

  • Bayeux: 481 holiday rentals
  • Honfleur: 1,276 holiday rentals
  • Caen: 497 holiday rentals
  • Omaha Beach: 491 holiday rentals
  • Pont-d'Ouilly: 85 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Calvados! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals 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 rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Bayeux: 481 holiday homes
  • Honfleur: 1,276 holiday homes
  • Caen: 497 holiday homes
  • Pont-d'Ouilly: 85 holiday homes
  • La Villette: 65 holiday homes

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 holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Calvados are:

  • St Gatien Airport (DOL): 420 holiday houses
  • Carpiquet Airport (CFR): 1,520 holiday houses
  • Octeville Airport (LEH): 2,055 holiday houses

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Calvados?

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

  • Natural Reserve of the Seine Estuary: 2,421 holiday rentals
  • Juno Beach: 1,579 holiday rentals
  • Villers-sur-Mer Beach: 2,608 holiday rentals
  • Sword Beach: 2,398 holiday rentals
  • Cabourg Beach: 2,479 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 homes.

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