Barfleur tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Barfleur is listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France' and the harbour area in particular is very pretty

Barfleur is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Barfleur. For detailed visitor information see the Barfleur travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Barfleur include "most beautiful village".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Barfleur in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Normandy landing beaches at 42 km and Lessay abbey at 54 km.

Barfleur, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 26 km (direction west)

The port town of Cherbourg has several monuments and museums of interest and a...

See Cherbourg guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 42 km (direction south-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 54 km (direction south-south-west)

The abbey church at Lessay is an important example of roman style architecture...

See Lessay abbey guide


at 59 km (direction east-south-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Arromanches guide


at 60 km (direction south-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Bayeux guide

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Map of places to visit near Barfleur


Markets in and near Barfleur

  • Quettehou: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue: market Saturday (9km)
  • Saint-Pierre-Eglise: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Valognes: market Friday (23km)
  • Cherbourg: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday (26km)
  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise: market Thursday (29km)
  • Bricquebec: market Monday (35km)
  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (35km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (41km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (41km)

More information about Barfleur, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Barfleur, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (9km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (41km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (60km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château des Ravalet (23km)
  • Château de Beaurepaire (30km)
  • Parc du château de Nacqueville (34km)
  • Jardin botanique du château de Vauville (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie des Veys (34km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Valognes (23km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Barfleur is in the north of France at 63 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Barfleur is 277 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Barfleur

Canton: Quettehou

Arrondissement: Cherbourg-Octeville

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50760

Distance to Barfleur

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 63 km

from Paris: 277 km

from Calais: 263 km

from Nice: 928 km

from Bordeaux: 540 km

from Strasbourg: 666 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive by car, often from the ferries at Saint-Malo, Cherbourg or Caen on the coast here which are very convenient. For driving distances to Barfleur from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anneville-en-Saire, Gatteville-le-Phare, Gouberville, La Pernelle, Le Vicel, Montfarville, Neville-sur-Mer, Reville, Sainte-Genevieve, Tocqueville and Valcanville.

This page in French: Visiter Barfleur