Normandy landing beaches tourism and travel guide

Photo of Normandy landing beaches in Calvados

Visit Normandy landing beaches: highlights and tourist information

France This Way comment: 70 years on and the Normandy Landing Beches still attract thousands of visitors interested in the D-Day landings in 1944.

Important note

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

Normandy landing beaches is situated in the Calvados, Normandy region, in the north of France at 44 km from Caen, the department capital. (General information: Normandy landing beaches is 243 km from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Arromanches at 20 km and Creully at 27 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Normandy landing beaches, France: places to visit and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend when sightseeing close to Normandy landing beaches 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 Normandy landing beaches

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Markets in and near Normandy landing beaches

Local markets

  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (11km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (15km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (27km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (29km)
  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise: market Thursday (31km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (32km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (32km)
  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue: market Saturday (36km)

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Tourist attractions to visit near Normandy landing beaches, 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 Normandy landing beaches and wondering what to do next!

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (36km) [Map]

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (31km) [Map]

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (18km) [Map]
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (20km) [Map]
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (26km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (26km) [Map]
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (26km) [Map]
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (44km) [Map]

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (20km) [Map]
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (26km) [Map]
  • Argences (56km) [Map]

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie des Veys (18km) [Map]
  • Forêt de Cerisy (21km) [Map]
  • Roches de Ham (40km) [Map]
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (43km) [Map]
  • Prairie (Caen) (44km) [Map]
  • Pegasus Bridge (47km) [Map]

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (37km) [Map]
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (39km) [Map]

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (44km) [Map]

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (43km) [Map]

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Normandy landing beaches

Canton: na

Arrondissement: na

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: na

Distance to Normandy landing beaches

from Caen (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 243 km

from Calais: 262 km

from Nice: 886 km

from Bordeaux: 505 km

from Strasbourg: 636 km

Getting here

Normandy landing beaches 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 Normandy landing beaches from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 14 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Normandy landing beaches): Asnieres-en-Bessin, Colleville-sur-Mer, Deux-Jumeaux, Ecrammeville, Englesqueville-la-Percee, Formigny, Longueville, Louvieres, Russy, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Saint-Pierre-du-Mont, Sainte-Honorine-Des-Pertes, Surrain and Vierville-sur-Mer.

This page in French: Visitez Normandy landing beaches