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Tessel tourism, attractions and travel guide

Photo of Tessel in Calvados

Photo of Creully at 15 km from Tessel

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).

Popular places to visit nearby include Creully at 15 km and Caen at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Tessel, France: places to visit, tourism and attractions

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

photo of Creully
Creully 15km
photo of Bayeux
Bayeux 17km
photo of Arromanches
Arromanches 21km
photo of Normandy landing beaches
Normandy landing beaches 34km
photo of Cabourg
Cabourg 37km
photo of Dives-sur-Mer
Dives-sur-Mer 38km
photo of Beuvron
Beuvron 39km
photo of Houlgate
Houlgate 40km
photo of Falaise
Falaise 40km
photo of Villers-sur-Mer
Villers-sur-Mer 45km

Map of places to visit near Tessel and location information

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More information about Tessel & region

Calvados (local department)

Normandy (surrounding region)

Driving distances & route maps

Markets in and near Tessel

Local markets

  • 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! Positions of each of these attractions is shown on the map below.

Most beautiful villages in France (see also beautiful French villages) Beuvron (39km)

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)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé) (see also historical French towns) Bayeux (17km)

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

Geographical Information

Commune: Tessel

Canton: Tilly-sur-Seulles

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14250

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

Getting here

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



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