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Bus Verts du Calvados
is a network of interurban buses in the département of Calvados
The French department of Calvados is part of the region of Basse-Normandie in Normandy. It takes its name from a cluster of rocks off the English Channel coast...
, France. The network is operated on behalf of the Conseil Général du Calvados by Keolis Calvados, a subsidiary of the French Keolis
Keolis is the largest private sector French transport group. It runs passenger railways, tramways, bus networks, funiculars, trolley buses, and airport services. The company, based in Paris, is majority owned by SNCF, the French state rail operator. AXA Private Equity and Caisse de dépôt et...
Keolis Calvados is the old Courriers Normands
company which operated buses in and around Caen
Caen is a commune in northwestern France. It is the prefecture of the Calvados department and the capital of the Basse-Normandie region. It is located inland from the English Channel....
after the closure of the Tramways Electriques de Caen
This article is about the first tramway system in Caen, for information about the Guided bus of Caen, see Caen Guided Light Transit.The Tramway de Caen was a tramway system serving the city of Caen, France...
Common lines of interest for tourists to the area include the #1, running from Caen du Gard SNCF to Oustrieham, the #30 connecting Caen to Bayeux, and the #70, which is the most convenient public route to Omaha Beach
Omaha Beach is the code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944, during World War II...
and Point du Hoc. Tourists are advised to check the schedules closely, as the buses run very infrequently, necessitating careful planning.