Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

Photo of Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer in Calvados

Visit Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer: highlights and tourist information

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Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer is situated in the Calvados, Normandy region, in the north of France at 18 km from Caen, the department capital. (General information: Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer is 214 km from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Creully at 4 km and Arromanches at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer, France: places to visit and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend when sightseeing close to Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer 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 Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer

Markets in and near Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer

  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (4km)
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer: market Thursday (9km)
  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (10km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (17km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (19km)
  • Ouistreham: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (19km)
  • Ouistreham: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (19km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (21km)

More information about Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer, Normandy

Tourist attractions to visit near Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer, 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 Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer 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) (6km) [Map]
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (8km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (8km) [Map]
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (15km) [Map]
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (18km) [Map]
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (33km) [Map]

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Brécy (5km) [Map]
  • Plantbessin (24km) [Map]
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (48km) [Map]

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (17km) [Map]
  • Prairie (Caen) (19km) [Map]
  • Pegasus Bridge (19km) [Map]
  • Forêt de Cerisy (31km) [Map]
  • Rochers des Parcs (45km) [Map]
  • Roches de Ham (50km) [Map]

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (28km) [Map]
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (46km) [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: Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer

Canton: Ryes

Arrondissement: Bayeux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14480

Distance to Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer

from Caen (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 214 km

from Calais: 248 km

from Nice: 861 km

from Bordeaux: 498 km

from Strasbourg: 608 km

Getting here

Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer 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 Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 19 other places listed as being close (less than 6 kilometres from Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer): Amblie, Asnelles, Banville, Bazenville, Beny-sur-Mer, Colombiers-sur-Seulles, Courseulles-sur-Mer, Crepon, Creully, Fontaine-Henry, Graye-sur-Mer, Lantheuil, Le Fresne-Camilly, Meuvaines, Reviers, Saint-Gabriel-Brecy, Tierceville, Ver-sur-Mer and Villiers-le-Sec.

This page in French: Visitez Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer