Calvados, a charming department in the heart of Normandy
During your stay at Camping Bellevue in Villers sur mer between Deauville and Cabourg, you will have the opportunity to discover the richness of the Norman heritage of Calvados and its unmissable places.
Travel the tourist routes that crisscross Calvados
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- Norman landscape and its horses in the heart of the Pays d’Auge in Calvados
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- Normandy campaign in Calvados in the Pays d’Auge
- Easy to follow itineraries, practicable and signposted in all seasons, let yourself be amazed by the treasures of this generous and varied nature.
To appreciate the Calvados department through different itineraries
The Cider Route
It is the essential route in the Pays d’Auge. East of Caen, the “Route du Cidre” is a signposted itinerary that criss-crosses a typically Augeron landscape along small picturesque roads. Half-timbered houses, horses under apple trees in bloom and generous smiles will be at the rendezvous
The Mill Route
Traced between the valleys of the Mue, the Thue and the Seulles, it criss-crosses the Creully canton, between Caen and Courseulles. Located in the green countryside of the Bessin, this itinerary is close to the Côte de Nacre and the D-Day landing beaches.
The Route of Traditions
This tourist route located near Caen reflects the local traditions. It crisscrosses the pre-bocage, passing through the towns of Villers-Bocage and Dampierre. Here, craftsmen and farmers remain attached to their traditions. Let them tell you about them.
The Route of the Suisse Normande
Along the Orne River, the Suisse Normande owes its name to its characteristic relief. In this miniature Helvetia, the “Route de la Suisse Normande” crosses a tormented landscape.
The Route of the Gorges de la Vire
Crossed by the rivers Vire and Souleuvre, the Bocage virois that you will cross is part of a landscape of great variety: the valleys dug by the schist alternate with the granite plateaus, thus offering a contrasted succession of rocky outcrops, wooded hills and deep valleys.
Discover the richness of Calvados through its architecture, its gastronomy and of course its History!
Calvados is composed of 4 main territories: the Pays d’Auge, the Bessin, the Bocage and the Plaine de Caen et de Falaise.
The Haras du Calvados have an international reputation. Even more than the one of the cow, Calvados is unquestionably THE country of the horse.
The equestrian centers offer introductory courses, horseback riding… to create and maintain the link with the noblest conquest of Man.
With its typical half-timbered houses, its fields dotted with apple trees in bloom and its race horses, the Pays d’Auge is a traditional region of Normandy.
Straddling the Calvados, Orne and Eure departments, Lisieux is the main city. The Pays d’Auge has been recognized as a country of art and history.
Many gastronomic specialties come from this region such as Calvados, recognized as AOC since 1997, the greatest Norman cheeses (Livarot, Pont-l’Evêque, Camembert) as well as the Pays d’Auge cider, recognized as AOC since 1996 and AOP since 2006.
Places not to be missed in Calvados
Lisieux: 30 km from the campsite, place of pilgrimage dedicated to Saint Theresa of Lisieux. Don’t miss the Cathedral, the Carmel and of course the Basilica of Saint Theresa.
Beaumont – en- Auge: 11 km from the campsite, is a charming village typically Norman. The church of Saint-Sauveur, a former prioral church of the 11th century, has been registered as a historical monument since October 31, 1975.
Beuvron – en- Auge: 11 km from the campsite, Beuvron is like a postcard with its half-timbered houses and typical village of the Auge region. Known in particular for its half-timbered houses, its halls transformed into antique shops, located on the Cider Road. Village classified in the most beautiful villages of France.
Pont-l’Evêque: halfway between Deauville and Lisieux, many activities punctuate the life of the inhabitants of Pont-l’Evêque such as the cheese festival and the traditional markets. Fishing enthusiasts will be delighted as the three rivers running through the city are full of the much sought-after sea trout.
Cambremer: between Lisieux and Beuvron-en-Auge, located in the countryside, in the middle of orchards and stud farms, it is a charming village of Normandy where it is good to live, in the department of Calvados, nestled in the heart of the Pays d’Auge, and of the famous ” cider road “.