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Authie tourism and travel guide

Photo of Authie in Calvados

Photo is of Caen at 5 km from Authie

Visit Authie: highlights and tourist information

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Authie is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Caen at 5 km and Creully at 12 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Authie, 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 Authie in Normandy.

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

Caen

Caen

at 5 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Caen guide
Creully

Creully

at 12 km (direction north-west)

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

See Creully guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 20 km (direction north-west)

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

See Arromanches guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Bayeux guide
 
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Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 25 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cabourg guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 26 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Houlgate guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction east)

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

See Beuvron guide
Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 33 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Villers-sur-Mer guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 35 km (direction east)

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

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide
Cambremer

Cambremer

at 35 km (direction east)

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

See Cambremer guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 38 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 39 km (direction south-east)

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

See Falaise guide
Deauville

Deauville

Seaside resort at 40 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Deauville guide

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

Map of places to visit near Authie

 
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Markets in and near Authie

  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (6km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (9km)
  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (10km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (14km)
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer: market Thursday (14km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (15km)
  • Ouistreham: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (15km)
  • Ouistreham: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (15km)
  • Troarn: market Saturday (18km)

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Tourist attractions near Authie, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (6km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (12km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (12km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (21km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (36km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Brécy (13km)
  • Plantbessin (27km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (35km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (5km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (6km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (12km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (33km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (33km)
  • Roches de Ham (49km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (62km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (21km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (45km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cabourg (24km)
  • Touques (42km)
  • Domjean (50km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (33km)
 
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Geography and distances

Authie is in the north of France at 5 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Authie is 206 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Authie

Canton: Caen 2e Canton

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14280

Distance to Authie

from Caen (prefecture): 5 km

from Paris: 206 km

from Calais: 253 km

from Nice: 849 km

from Bordeaux: 486 km

from Strasbourg: 602 km

Getting here

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

We have 17 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anisy, Bretteville-sur-Odon, Caen, Cairon, Cambes-en-Plaine, Carpiquet, Epron, Lasson, Louvigny, Mathieu, Rosel, Rots, Saint-Contest, Saint-Manvieu-Norrey, Thaon, Verson and Villons-les-Buissons.

This page in French: Visiter Authie

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