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Arromanches tourism and travel guide

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Visit Arromanches: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Arromanches is well known as the town where the Mulberry Harbour was built during the D-Day landings in 1944

Arromanches is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Important note

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Bayeux at 9 km and Normandy landing beaches at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Arromanches, 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 Arromanches in Normandy.

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

Creully

Creully

at 9 km (direction south-east)

The medieval Chateau de Creully is the highlight in...

See Creully guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 9 km (direction south-west)

Best known for its world-famous tapestry, Bayeux also has an...

See Bayeux guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 20 km (direction west)

70 years on and the Normandy Landing Beches still attract...

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Caen

Caen

at 25 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Caen guide
 
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Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 37 km (direction east)

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

See Cabourg guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 38 km (direction east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 40 km (direction east)

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

See Houlgate guide
Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 45 km (direction east)

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

See Villers-sur-Mer guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction east-south-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 53 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide
Cambremer

Cambremer

at 53 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Cambremer guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 59 km (direction south-east)

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

See Falaise guide
Barfleur

Barfleur

Most Beautiful Village at 59 km (direction west-north-west), in the Manche department

Barfleur is listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France'...

See Barfleur guide

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

Map of places to visit near Arromanches

 
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Markets in and near Arromanches

  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (9km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (12km)
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer: market Thursday (17km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (18km)
  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (18km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (21km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (26km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Ouistreham: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (28km)
  • Ouistreham: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (28km)

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Tourist attractions near Arromanches, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (8km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (9km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (10km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (26km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (28km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Brécy (8km)
  • Plantbessin (20km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (25km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (26km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (26km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (27km)
  • Baie des Veys (38km)
  • Roches de Ham (46km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (29km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (43km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (39km)
 
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Geography and distances

Arromanches is in the north of France at 25 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Arromanches is 223 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Arromanches

Canton: Ryes

Arrondissement: Bayeux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14117

Distance to Arromanches

from Caen (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 223 km

from Calais: 251 km

from Nice: 869 km

from Bordeaux: 501 km

from Strasbourg: 616 km

Getting here

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

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Asnelles, Bazenville, Crepon, Longues-sur-Mer, Magny-en-Bessin, Manvieux, Meuvaines, Ryes, Saint-Come-de-Fresne, Sommervieu, Tracy-sur-Mer, Vaux-sur-Aure and Villiers-le-Sec.

This page in French: Visiter Arromanches

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