Discover a selection of 5,000 vacation rentals in Calvados, FR that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and kitchens. Prices start at $84 per night, and condos and villas are popular options for a stay in Calvados. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Calvados is heaven for cheese lovers

The department of Calvados occupies a swath of Normandy in Northern France, including Caen and Bayeux, and is characterized by its rugged beaches and rolling green meadows. This is the heart of the country's dairy production, with some of the best cheeses and butters being made here and which are perfectly paired with the department's famed tipple – calvados, a protected apple brandy which must be aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 2 years. With hundreds of beautiful sites, from towering cathedrals to elegant chateaux, you're never far away from France's rich history when you stay at a Calvados vacation rental.

Things to do

Calvados is packed with historical sites

This might come as a surprise, but after the capital, this small department holds the largest number of historic sites in the country. Over 900 medieval fortresses, ancient abbeys and palatial chateaux adorn the French register and they're all within reach of your Calvados vacation rental. If you're interested in art, try to make some time for the Musee des Beaux Arts in Caen, which houses contemporary works from national and international artists. At the weekend, you can amble through any of the local farmers' markets to pick up fine Normandy produce to take back to your rental.

Activities

Outdoor adventures await in Calvados

The pretty Normandy coastline and green hills are criss-crossed with footpaths and equestrian trails. When you stay in a Calvados vacation rental, you can lace up your boots for sunny walks across this scenic swath of Northern France or saddle up to horseback ride along the beach. Cycling is a popular way to immerse yourself in the landscape and you can choose from riding along the pretty country lanes on road bikes or hitting the hilly outdoor tracks on mountains bikes. Does all that sound like too much hard work? Try hopping in a rental canoe to gently paddle downstream instead.

Weather

Summer is Calvados' peak season

The only hot time to visit Normandy is during the summer months when families escape the cities for beach time. It's also the season, unsurprisingly, that comes with the highest price tag. If you want to save your money for the attractions and markets, consider visiting in the colder seasons. Both spring and fall can be a little chilly, but with bright skies, rental prices which have taken a nosedive and far fewer travelers on the hiking trails and beaches, it can be a seriously attractive time to stay in a Calvados vacation rental.

Natural features

Norman national parks in Calvados

There are 4 national parks in Normandy, all of which are easily reached from your Calvados vacation rental. Between them, they cover a staggering 450,000 hectares. The diverse list of habitats, from dense forests and marshlands to pastoral hills and waterways, provide homes for plenty of wildlife including seabirds and mammals like wild horses and the Norman cow. Spring is one of the best times for wildlife spotting, when many of the species have their young in tow. Along the coast, oyster farms are prevalent. Nothing beats watching these bivalves being hauled from the sea and shucked right in front of you.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Calvados

The nearest airport is in Caen (CFR-Carpiquet), located 5.9 mi (9.5 km) from the city center. 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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Calvados, FR?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 4,662 vacation rentals around Calvados. From 1,840 condo and apartment rentals to 148 villa rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a seaside property in Calvados?

Don't just spend a few hours at the beach. Round up your chums and stay as close as possible to it! The sound of the surf and extraordinary sea views? It's a no-brainer! There are 1,830 beachside rental homes to choose from. Open to more ideas? Vrbo has tons of other property options to look through, including:

  • 1,554 beach vacation rentals.
  • 1,256 rural vacation rentals.
  • 999 city-center vacation rentals.

Can I rent an apartment in Calvados?

There's something really cool and exciting about staying in an apartment like a local. Whether it's a scenic view you're after or just a place to kick back and relax, an apartment might just be perfect. You can choose from 1,715 different options on Vrbo. If you make your reservation quick, you could be spending as little as $24 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather pick one of the area's other sought-after lodging types, like:

  • House: 1,639 vacation homes. Prices start from $23 per night.
  • Cottage: 381 vacation homes. Prices start from $39 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 240 vacation homes. Prices start from $23 per night.

Can I stay in Calvados in a large group?

It can be tricky finding time to meet up with your extended family and friends. A group getaway is a wonderful opportunity to be reunited. If you were planning to stay under the same roof, Vrbo has options. 427 house vacation homes are listed. Currently, they're the preferred option here for sizeable groups. In this area, the rental options that can accommodate large groups include:

  • Are you on the hunt for vacation homes that can fit 6 guests? We have 885 that will be suitable. Prices start from $23 per night.
  • If you've got 5 in your party, you'll be happy to hear that there are 398 vacation homes that are perfect. You can get one for as little as $23 per night.
  • Organizing a trip away with a group of 8? We have 363 vacation homes that will be ideal. Prices begin at just $55 per night.

You and the squad will be more than satisfied when you organize your Calvados getaway through us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Calvados?

Vrbo has some terrific budget-concious rentals. Treat your group to a fancy dinner or hang around a bit longer with the pennies you'll have leftover. When it comes to looking for an awesome deal, your first port of call should be Caen. Here, Vrbo has 492 rentals at an average price of $105 a night. You'll find another 445 Vrbo rentals awaiting you in or around Arromanches-les-Bains. The average price in this area is $123 per night.

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