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Asnelles tourism and travel guide

Photo of Asnelles in Calvados

Photo is of Arromanches at 3 km from Asnelles

Visit Asnelles: highlights and tourist information

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Asnelles is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Arromanches at 3 km and Creully at 7 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Asnelles, 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 Asnelles in Normandy.

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

Arromanches

Arromanches

at 3 km (direction west)

Arromanches is well known as the town where the Mulberry Harbour was...

See Arromanches guide
Creully

Creully

at 7 km (direction south-east)

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

See Creully guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 11 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Bayeux guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 23 km (direction west)

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide
 
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Caen

Caen

at 23 km (direction south-east)

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

See Caen guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 34 km (direction east)

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

See Cabourg guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 36 km (direction east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 37 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 42 km (direction east)

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

See Villers-sur-Mer guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction east-south-east)

Part of the Normandy Cider Route, Beuvron has lots of half-timberd houses...

See Beuvron guide
Deauville

Deauville

Seaside resort at 48 km (direction east)

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

See Deauville guide
Trouville

Trouville

Seaside resort at 48 km (direction east)

The long established resort at Trouville has retained lots of its 19th...

See Trouville guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 50 km (direction east-south-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 50 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Cambremer guide

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

Map of places to visit near Asnelles

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Markets in and near Asnelles

  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (9km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer: market Thursday (14km)
  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (16km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (18km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (24km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (24km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Ouistreham: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (25km)
  • Ouistreham: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (25km)

More information about Asnelles, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Asnelles, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (7km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (9km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (9km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (11km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (24km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (30km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Brécy (7km)
  • Plantbessin (22km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (23km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (24km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (25km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (28km)
  • Baie des Veys (40km)
  • Roches de Ham (48km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (29km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (45km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

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

Asnelles is in the north of France at 23 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Asnelles is 220 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Asnelles

Canton: Ryes

Arrondissement: Bayeux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14960

Distance to Asnelles

from Caen (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 220 km

from Calais: 249 km

from Nice: 867 km

from Bordeaux: 501 km

from Strasbourg: 614 km

Getting here

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

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arromanches, Bazenville, Colombiers-sur-Seulles, Crepon, Magny-en-Bessin, Manvieux, Meuvaines, Ryes, Saint-Come-de-Fresne, Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer, Sommervieu, Tierceville, Tracy-sur-Mer, Ver-sur-Mer and Villiers-le-Sec.

This page in French: Visiter Asnelles

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