You can discover here many sports and activities, as well as delicious gastronomy.
From thalassotherapy to casinos, Calvados has a lot to offer. You can find here numerous marinas, golf courses and 4,000 km of trails and footpaths.
Moreover, 120 km of coastline, rivers, canals and lakes are available for all kind of water sports.
Since time immemorial, the Calvados has been the land of the horse par excellence. The sea, the fertile land and the green grasslands from spring to winter make Calvados a real breeding ground: here we find the highest concentration of studs per hectare (about 1 every 4 km²).
From thoroughbreds to draughts, from trotters to competition horses, whether anonymous or champions, all of them pass their lifes here happily in the apple trees fields, serving them as paddocks.
Gastronomy of Calvados
Cider, pommeau, calvados: discover the secrets of making these delicious beverages.
The Calvados sea side is a 120 km coastline with numerous ports. The fish markets offer soles, squares, whitings, as well as seafood, shrimps, crabs and lobsters.
The land side of Calvados is filled with picturesque green meadows, apple trees and cows. Its agricultural vocation allows to benefit from the best dairy products: butter, cream and cheese. But also to enjoy good meat and traditional cold cuts: the Andouille from Vire and the tripe from Caen.
The traditional desserts include: Asnelles shortbread, Teurgoule and apple pie, accompanied of course by cider, pommeau, or calvados! The cider track will allow you to get to know this drink so much appreciated by Normans.
Many farms in Normandy will let you appreciate the cream and our famous creamy cheeses, including Livarot, Pont-l'Évêque and Camembert. Our region will let you discover our crustaceans: Saint-Jacques shells and oysters from the Cotentin, that you can fish by yourself, or buy in ports and restaurants and share with friends.