Thalasso and casinos, Calvados presents you its relaxing menu. With its 12 marinas and as many golf courses, you can learn or improve in many disciplines.
In addition, 120 km of coasts, rivers and bodies of water are available for pleasure boating, wind sports, water sports or white water sports as well as for the practice of all kinds of water activities.
But let's not forget that Calvados is also the land of the horse par excellence. Thanks to the sea, its fertile land, its green grasslands from spring to winter, Calvados is a real land of breeding : we find here the biggest concentration of haras per hectare.
From the thoroughbred to the draught horse, from the trotter to the show horse, whether they are anonymous or champions, all of them live happily here in the apple tree fields that serve as their paddocks.
The gourmet Calvados
Calvados on the sea side : Coastline of 120 km with many ports. The auctions and markets are full of fish (sole, plaice, whiting, ...) and seafood (shrimps, crabs, lobsters, ...). Our region will make you discover our shellfish that you will be able to fish or buy in the ports and taste them in a friendly way, scallops and oysters of the Cotentin.
Calvados on the land side, it is the green meadows, the apple trees and the cows. Its agricultural vocation allows its inhabitants to benefit from the best dairy products : butter, fresh cream, milk, milk products cheeses. For the most gourmands you will be able to taste good meats and famous pork-butchery specialities: the Andouille of Vire and the tripe àla mode de Caen.
For dessert: Start by tasting our famous creamy cheeses, including Livarot, Pont-l'Évêque and Camembert. And to finish your meal in beauty, enjoy the Asnelles shortbread, the Teurgoule and the traditional apple pie, always accompanied by the inevitable: cider, pommeau, calvados! For the more curious, the cider route will allow you to get to know this drink so appreciated by the Normans.