Avenay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Avenay in Calvados

Visit Avenay: highlights and tourist information

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Avenay is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 11 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Avenay is 207 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Caen at 11 km and Creully at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Avenay, 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 Avenay 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 Avenay

Markets in and near Avenay

  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (11km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (13km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (15km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (16km)
  • Troarn: market Saturday (22km)
  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (22km)
  • Ouistreham: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (25km)

More information about Avenay, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Avenay, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Avenay.

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) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (20km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (20km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (21km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (26km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (36km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Brécy (21km)
  • Plantbessin (27km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (30km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Prairie (Caen) (10km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (12km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (21km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (21km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (33km)
  • Roches de Ham (43km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (14km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (39km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cabourg (32km)
  • Domjean (44km)
  • Touques (49km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (24km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Avenay

Canton: Évrecy

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14210

Distance to Avenay

from Caen (prefecture): 11 km

from Paris: 207 km

from Calais: 264 km

from Nice: 843 km

from Bordeaux: 474 km

from Strasbourg: 603 km

Getting here

Avenay 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 Avenay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 25 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amaye-sur-Orne, Baron-sur-Odon, Bougy, Clinchamps-sur-Orne, Esquay-Notre-Dame, Eterville, Evrecy, Feuguerolles-Bully, Fontaine-Etoupefour, Gavrus, Grainville-sur-Odon, Laize-la-Ville, Maisoncelles-sur-Ajon, Maizet, Maltot, Mondrainville, Mouen, Mutrecy, Preaux-Bocage, Saint-Andre-sur-Orne, Sainte-Honorine-du-Fay, Tourville-sur-Odon, Trois-Monts, Vacognes-Neuilly and Vieux.

This page in French: Visiter Avenay