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Monts-en-Bessin tourism, attractions and travel guide

Photo of Monts-en-Bessin in Calvados

Photo of Caen at 19 km from Monts-en-Bessin

Visit Monts-en-Bessin: Highlights and Tourist Information

Location: 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: these include Caen at 19 km and Bayeux at 20 km . For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Monts-en-Bessin tourism: selected places to visit and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend close to Monts-en-Bessin. Note that all distances shown are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater.

photo of Bayeux
Bayeux 20km
photo of Creully
Creully 20km
photo of Arromanches
Arromanches 25km
photo of Normandy landing beaches
Normandy landing beaches 36km
photo of Falaise
Falaise 39km
photo of Cabourg
Cabourg 41km
photo of Dives-sur-Mer
Dives-sur-Mer 41km
photo of Beuvron
Beuvron 41km
photo of Houlgate
Houlgate 44km
photo of Villers-sur-Mer
Villers-sur-Mer 49km
photo of Argentan
Argentan 59km

Map of places to visit near Monts-en-Bessin and location information

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More information about Monts-en-Bessin & region

Monts-en-Bessin hotels

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)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (27km)
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer: market Thursday (29km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (29km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (29km)
  • Troarn: market Saturday (31km)
  • Ouistreham: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (32km)
  • Ouistreham: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (32km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (36km)
  • Vire: market Friday (37km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (38km)
  • Mezidon-Canon: market Sunday (39km)
  • Cabourg: market Thursday & Monday & Saturday - seasonal market only (40km)
  • Cabourg: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (40km)
  • Dives-sur-Mer: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (41km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (43km)
  • Houlgate: market Thursday (43km)
  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (44km)

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.

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 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.

This page in French: Visitez Monts-en-Bessin

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