Monts-en-Bessin tourism, attractions and travel guide

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Visit Monts-en-Bessin: Highlights and Tourist Information

Location of Monts-en-Bessin on map of France

Monts-en-Bessin is situated in the Calvados (Normandy region) in the north of France at 19 km from Caen, the department capital. (General information: Monts-en-Bessin is 217 km from Paris).

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

Monts-en-Bessin, France: places to visit, tourism and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend when sightseeing close to Monts-en-Bessin. 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 Monts-en-Bessin and location information

More information about Monts-en-Bessin & region

Calvados (local department)

Normandy (surrounding region)

Driving distances & route maps

Markets in and near Monts-en-Bessin

Local markets

  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (5km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (7km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (10km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (19km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (22km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (24km)
  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (26km)

Tourist attractions to visit near Monts-en-Bessin, 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 Monts-en-Bessin and wondering what to do next! Positions of each of these attractions is shown on the map below.

Most beautiful villages in France (see also beautiful French villages) Beuvron (41km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour) Argentan (59km)

Churches or other religious monuments Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (16km); Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (16km); Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (18km); Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (19km); Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (20km); Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (26km)

Remarkable gardens Plantbessin (17km); Jardins du château de Brécy (19km); Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (41km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé) (see also historical French towns) Bayeux (20km)

Sites of natural beauty Prairie (Caen) (18km); Jardin des plantes de Caen (19km); Forêt de Cerisy (22km); Rochers des Parcs (25km); Pegasus Bridge (28km); Roches de Ham (33km); Forêt de Saint-Sever (46km); Baie des Veys (49km)

Listed as villages d'etape - (recommended place to break a long journey) Villers-Bocage (5km); Torigni-sur-Vire (29km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie) Domjean (34km); Cabourg (40km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park Parc zoologique de Jurques (16km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Monts-en-Bessin

Canton: Villers-Bocage

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14310

Distance to Monts-en-Bessin

from Caen (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 217 km

from Calais: 269 km

from Nice: 851 km

from Bordeaux: 475 km

from Strasbourg: 614 km

Getting here

Monts-en-Bessin 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 Monts-en-Bessin from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 20 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Monts-en-Bessin): Banneville-sur-Ajon, Bougy, Cheux, Epinay-sur-Odon, Grainville-sur-Odon, Hottot-les-Bagues, Juvigny-sur-Seulles, Landes-sur-Ajon, Le Locheur, Missy, Noyers-Bocage, Parfouru-sur-Odon, Saint-Louet-sur-Seulles, Saint-Vaast-sur-Seulles, Tessel, Tournay-sur-Odon, Vacognes-Neuilly, Vendes, Villers-Bocage and Villy-Bocage.

This page in French: Visitez Monts-en-Bessin

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