Tessel tourism and travel guide
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Visit Tessel: highlights and tourist information
Tessel is situated in the Calvados (Normandy region) in the north of France at 15 km from Caen, the department capital. (General information: Tessel is 216 km from Paris).
Tessel, France: places to visit and attractions
Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend when sightseeing close to Tessel. Note that all distances shown are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater.
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Map of places to visit near Tessel
More information about Tessel & region
Markets in and near Tessel
- Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (4km)
- Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (10km)
- Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (15km)
- Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (16km)
- Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (17km)
- Mondeville: market Thursday (19km)
- Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (20km)
- Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (20km)
- Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (21km)
- Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (22km)
Tourist attractions to visit near Tessel, 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 Tessel and wondering what to do next!
Churches or other religious monuments Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (12km); Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (12km); Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (14km); Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (16km); Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (17km); Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (26km)
Remarkable gardens Jardins du château de Brécy (14km); Plantbessin (17km); Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (41km)
Sites of natural beauty Prairie (Caen) (15km); Jardin des plantes de Caen (15km); Forêt de Cerisy (23km); Pegasus Bridge (24km); Rochers des Parcs (28km); Roches de Ham (37km); Baie des Veys (48km); Forêt de Saint-Sever (51km)
Listed as villages d'etape - (recommended place to break a long journey) Villers-Bocage (10km); Torigni-sur-Vire (33km)
Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie) Cabourg (36km); Domjean (38km)
Zoo and/or wildlife park Parc zoologique de Jurques (21km)
Geography and distances
Distance to Tessel
from Caen (prefecture): 15 km
from Paris: 216 km
from Calais: 265 km
from Nice: 853 km
from Bordeaux: 480 km
from Strasbourg: 612 km
Tessel 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 Tessel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.
We have 20 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Tessel): Bougy, Buceels, Cheux, Cristot, Fontenay-le-Pesnel, Gavrus, Grainville-sur-Odon, Hottot-les-Bagues, Juvigny-sur-Seulles, Le Locheur, Le Mesnil-Patry, Missy, Mondrainville, Monts-en-Bessin, Noyers-Bocage, Saint-Manvieu-Norrey, Saint-Vaast-sur-Seulles, Tilly-sur-Seulles, Tourville-sur-Odon and Vendes.
This page in French: Visitez Tessel