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Asnelles tourism and travel guide

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Visit Asnelles: highlights and tourist information

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

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!


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

Map of places to visit near Asnelles


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)

Geography and distances

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

Asnelles 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 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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