Calvados is surrounded by the departments of Seine-Maritime, Eure, Orne, and Manche. On the north is the Baie de la Seine, part of the English Channel, and on the east the Seine River forms the boundary with Seine-Maritime.
It includes the Bessin area, the Pays d’Auge, and the area known as the Suisse normande from the cragginess of its landscape.
Other towns include: Deauville and the formerly elegant 19th-century casino resorts of the coast.
Attractions in Calvados
The Bayeux Tapestry stems from Bayeux and makes the city one of the most-visited tourist destinations in Normandy.
Juno Beach Centre at Courseulles-sur-Mer, Calvados, commemorates the D-Day landing of the Canadian liberation forces at Juno Beach during World War II in 1944.
The cult of Thérèse de Lisieux brings large numbers of people on pilgrimage to Lisieux.