Calvados and La Suisse Normande

La Suisse Normande in Calvados is an area of outstanding natural beauty.  It is waiting to be discovered and appreciated.

Thury-Harcourt Chateau
Mont St Michel
Falaise Chateau
Domaine de Pontecoulant
Chateau de Caen
Haras du Pin
Pegasus Bridge
Abbaye aux Dames Caen
Abbaye des Hommes Caen
Colline aux Oiseaux Caen
Pain de Sucre
Piscine Thury-Harcourt
La Voie Verte
Cimetière Américain Colleville

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There are more than 800 kms of signposted mountain bike trails and many more that aren't.  There are uphills, downhills, chicanes and bends, open tracks and gorges.  Many circuits can be started from La Vieille Ferme so no need to load up the car with your bikes.  These trails can be appreciated in winter and summer in the rain or the sun.

There is also great scenery for those who prefer to ride on the road, plenty of hills too.

For safe off road riding we recommend la voie verte, it is tarmacked and you  can ride to Caen or to  Clecy alongside the river Orne.

Your bikes can be stored in a locked garage and we have tools for any repairs.  Oh yes and a hosepipe and brush !!

La Vieille Ferme is close to many historical sites : château de Falaise, Bayeux tapestry, d-day landing beaches, Mémorial de Caen, Pegasus bridge, le château de Caen and its abbeys ...


You can take part in many outdoor activities such as cycling, hiking, horse riding, golf, fishing, rock climbing, parascending, velo rail and kayaking.

Pretty seaside towns - Trouville, Deauville and Honfleur… and inland you can discover the towns of Caen, Falaise, Flers… or typical Normandy villages - Pont d’Ouilly, Clécy, Domfront...


The magnificent countryside of Normandy with its rivers, forests, lakes, cliffs and many kilometers of sandy beaches.

Normandy is celebrated for its production of cider, calvados, pommeau, camembert and pont l’evêque, local goats cheeses, cream and honey. Taste these products and buy them directly from the farm.

For the children -  theme parks, zoos, labyrinthes, tree top adventures, swimming pools, ice skating, pedalos and rock climbing.