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Clécy vue partielle 01.jpg
Partial View of Clécy
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Caen
Canton Thury-Harcourt
Intercommunality Swiss Normandy
Mayor Michel Bar
Elevation 31–261 m (102–856 ft)
(avg. 80 m or 260 ft*)
Land area1 24.63 km2 (9.51 sq mi)
Population2 1,252  (1999)
 - Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14162/ 14570
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Coordinates: 48°55′01″N 0°28′54″W / 48.9169°N 0.4817°W / 48.9169; -0.4817

Clécy is a French Commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

In 1932 it was awarded the title The Capital of Norman Switzerland by the Tourism Minister Monsieur Gourdeau.

Called the "Capital of Norman Switzerland", this village owes its fame to the rugged and verdant Armorican massif, with valleys through which the Orne flows. Its inhabitants are called Clécyens.

Plenty of outdoor activities are available: kayaking, paragliding, climbing, hill walking and mountain biking, taking advantage of the geology of Norman Switzerland.


  • Fromagerie Vallée (Valley Cheesemaker)


  • The Château de La Landelle is one of the oldest monuments in the village. At its base it is in the form of a cross, originally on one floor, but was changed to two floors when the wings were reworked. In the Second World War it was occupied by the Germans.
  • Rochers des Parcs (Park rocks)
  • Pain de sucre (Sugarloaf)
  • Musée Hardy (Hardy Museum)
  • Musée du chemin de fer miniature (Museum of miniature trains)
  • Manoir de Placy (Placy Manor) (16th century)
  • Eglise St Pierre (St Paul's church) (15th century)
  • Clécy Viaduct (1866)
Clécy - Centre-ville
Clécy town centre

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