Arromanches tourism and travel guide

Photo of Arromanches in Calvados

Visit Arromanches: highlights and tourist information

France This Way comment: Arromanches is well known as the town where the Mulberry Harbour was built during the D-Day landings in 1944

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Arromanches. For detailed visitor information see the Arromanches travel guide

Arromanches is situated in the Calvados, Normandy region, in the north of France at 25 km from Caen, the department capital. (General information: Arromanches is 223 km from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Bayeux at 9 km and Normandy landing beaches at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Arromanches, France: places to visit and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend when sightseeing close to Arromanches in Normandy. Note that all distances shown are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater.

 
 

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Calvados

Map of places to visit near Arromanches

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Markets in and near Arromanches

Local markets

  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (9km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (12km)
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer: market Thursday (17km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (18km)
  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (18km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (21km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (26km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Ouistreham: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (28km)
  • Ouistreham: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (28km)

More information about Arromanches, Normandy

Tourist attractions to visit near Arromanches, France

Below we show places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Arromanches and wondering what to do next!

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (8km) [Map]
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (9km) [Map]
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (10km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (10km) [Map]
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (26km) [Map]
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (28km) [Map]

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Brécy (8km) [Map]
  • Plantbessin (20km) [Map]
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (56km) [Map]

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (25km) [Map]
  • Forêt de Cerisy (26km) [Map]
  • Prairie (Caen) (26km) [Map]
  • Pegasus Bridge (27km) [Map]
  • Baie des Veys (38km) [Map]
  • Roches de Ham (46km) [Map]

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (29km) [Map]
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (43km) [Map]

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (39km) [Map]

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Arromanches

Canton: Ryes

Arrondissement: Bayeux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14117

Distance to Arromanches

from Caen (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 223 km

from Calais: 251 km

from Nice: 869 km

from Bordeaux: 501 km

from Strasbourg: 616 km

Getting here

Arromanches is in the north of France. Most visitors arrive by car typically by ferry into Cherbourg or Caen on the Normandy coast For driving distances to Arromanches from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Arromanches): Asnelles, Bazenville, Crepon, Longues-sur-Mer, Magny-en-Bessin, Manvieux, Meuvaines, Ryes, Saint-Come-de-Fresne, Sommervieu, Tracy-sur-Mer, Vaux-sur-Aure and Villiers-le-Sec.

This page in French: Visitez Arromanches