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Airan tourism and travel guide

Photo of Airan in Calvados

Photo is of Beuvron at 12 km from Airan

Visit Airan: highlights and tourist information

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Airan is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Beuvron at 12 km and Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Airan, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Airan in Normandy.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction north-east)

Part of the Normandy Cider Route, Beuvron has lots...

See Beuvron guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 16 km (direction east-north-east)

The gardens of the Pays d'Auge are a beautiful mature garden set...

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide
Cambremer

Cambremer

at 16 km (direction east-north-east)

Cambremer is a very picturesque small village, ideally explored as part of...

See Cambremer guide
Caen

Caen

at 18 km (direction west-north-west)

With a castle, two abbeys and an attracive historic centre Caen is...

See Caen guide
 
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Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 21 km (direction north-north-east)

In the 'Village of William the Conqueror' at Dives-sur-Mer artisans and...

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 21 km (direction north-north-east)

One time favourite of Marcel Proust, Cabourg has one of...

See Cabourg guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 23 km (direction north-north-east)

The beach is certainly the main attraction at Houlgate, and...

See Houlgate guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 23 km (direction south-south-west)

Best known for its castle, Falaise also has several other interesting monuments...

See Falaise guide
Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 27 km (direction north-north-east)

Villers-sur-Mer is one of several friendly beach resorts along the Normandy...

See Villers-sur-Mer guide
Lisieux

Lisieux

at 28 km (direction east)

The painstaking rebuilding of Lisieux since the war has gone a long...

See Lisieux guide
Lisieux Basilica

Lisieux Basilica

Church at 28 km (direction east)

The basilica in Lisieux is a 20th century church built in...

See Lisieux Basilica guide
Chateau de Boutemont

Chateau de Boutemont

Castle at 29 km (direction east-north-east)

Beautiful chateau and gardens in the Calvados department of Normandy...

See Chateau de Boutemont guide
Deauville

Deauville

Seaside resort at 33 km (direction north-east)

The resort of Deauville, established in the 19th century, is still...

See Deauville guide
Trouville

Trouville

Seaside resort at 34 km (direction north-east)

The long established resort at Trouville has retained lots of its...

See Trouville guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Calvados

Map of places to visit near Airan

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Markets in and near Airan

  • Mezidon-Canon: market Sunday (6km)
  • Troarn: market Saturday (9km)
  • Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives: market Monday (12km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (15km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (17km)
  • Cabourg: market Thursday & Monday & Saturday - seasonal market only (21km)
  • Cabourg: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (21km)
  • Dives-sur-Mer: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (21km)
  • Ouistreham: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (21km)

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Tourist attractions near Airan, France

What to do at Airan? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Airan.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (18km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (36km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (36km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (14km)
  • Boutemont (29km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (36km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Prairie (Caen) (18km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (18km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (19km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (31km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (37km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lisieux (35km)
  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (45km)
 
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Geography and distances

Airan is in the north of France at 18 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Airan is 184 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Airan

Canton: Bourguébus

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14370

Distance to Airan

from Caen (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 184 km

from Calais: 250 km

from Nice: 826 km

from Bordeaux: 475 km

from Strasbourg: 581 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive by car typically by ferry into Cherbourg or Caen on the Normandy coast For driving distances to Airan from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 20 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Argences, Bellengreville, Billy, Bissieres, Canteloup, Cesny-Aux-Vignes-Ouezy, Chicheboville, Cleville, Croissanville, Emieville, Fierville-Bray, Magny-la-Campagne, Magny-le-Freule, Mery-Corbon, Mezidon-Canon, Moult, Poussy-la-Campagne, Saint-Sylvain, Vieux-Fume and Vimont.

This page in French: Visiter Airan

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