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Banville tourism and travel guide

Photo of Banville in Calvados

Photo is of Creully at 5 km from Banville

Visit Banville: highlights and tourist information

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Banville is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Creully at 5 km and Arromanches at 10 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Banville, 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 Banville in Normandy.

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

Creully

Creully

at 5 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Creully guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 10 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Arromanches guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 16 km (direction west)

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

See Bayeux guide
Caen

Caen

at 17 km (direction 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 27 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 28 km (direction east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 30 km (direction west)

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 30 km (direction east)

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

See Houlgate guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction east-south-east)

Part of the Normandy Cider Route, Beuvron has lots of...

See Beuvron guide
Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 35 km (direction east)

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

See Villers-sur-Mer guide
Deauville

Deauville

Seaside resort at 41 km (direction east)

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

See Deauville guide
Trouville

Trouville

Seaside resort at 42 km (direction east)

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

See Trouville guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 43 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 43 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Cambremer guide

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

Map of places to visit near Banville

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Markets in and near Banville

  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (3km)
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer: market Thursday (7km)
  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (8km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (18km)
  • Ouistreham: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Ouistreham: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (18km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (18km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (20km)

More information about Banville, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Banville, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (7km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (9km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (16km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (17km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (35km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Brécy (6km)
  • Plantbessin (25km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (16km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (17km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (18km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (32km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (45km)
  • Roches de Ham (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (28km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (47km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cabourg (27km)
  • Touques (43km)
  • Domjean (53km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

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

Banville is in the north of France at 17 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Banville is 213 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Banville

Canton: Ryes

Arrondissement: Bayeux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14480

Distance to Banville

from Caen (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 213 km

from Calais: 247 km

from Nice: 860 km

from Bordeaux: 498 km

from Strasbourg: 607 km

Getting here

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

We have 21 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amblie, Basly, Beny-sur-Mer, Bernieres-sur-Mer, Colombiers-sur-Seulles, Colomby-sur-Thaon, Courseulles-sur-Mer, Crepon, Creully, Fontaine-Henry, Graye-sur-Mer, Lantheuil, Le Fresne-Camilly, Meuvaines, Reviers, Saint-Gabriel-Brecy, Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer, Thaon, Tierceville, Ver-sur-Mer and Villiers-le-Sec.

This page in French: Visiter Banville

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