Calvados, land of sport excellence

In the heart of Normandy, with Caen as regional capital, the Department of Calvados radiates in many areas such as memory tourism, culture, heritage and sport.
Between land and sea, the horse is king, as are nature sports such as sailing, canoeing and rowing. Our territory has modern equipment, suitable for many sports: football, basketball, handball, field hockey, athletics, judo, swimming, gymnastics, and many more.
The International Horse Pole of Deauville, the Olympic swimming pool of the Nautical Stadium of Caen, the Sports Center of Normandy in Houlgate or the future Sports Palace of Caen by 2022 reflect the quality of our sports facilities. Bayeux, Vire, Falaise, Lisieux, and the cities of the Caen conurbation such as Mondeville and Hérouville Saint Clair, accustomed to receive athletes and international teams as part of their preparation, complete the list of our sports sites, ready for you welcome in ideal conditions.
The Deauville International Triathlon, the Caen Tennis Open or the World Equestrian Games reflect our ability to welcome athletes from around the world at major events.
Finally, many champions are native or settled in Calvados, famous riders such as Patrice Delaveau and Astier Nicolas, biathlete Anais Bescond or skater Bruno Massot, all Olympic champions.
Our exceptional sports facilities, the luxury of our accommodations, the well-knowned quality of life  and our proximity to Paris, are all assets for you to prepare these Games in the best conditions.
Welcome to Normandy!