Barfleur tourism and travel guide

Photo of Barfleur in Manche

Visit Barfleur: highlights and tourist information

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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

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.

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

Tourist classifications for Barfleur include "most beautiful village".

Popular places to visit nearby include Normandy landing beaches at 42 km and Arromanches at 59 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Barfleur, 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 Barfleur in Normandy.

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

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

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

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

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

Barfleur is in the north of France. 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 6 kilometres from Barfleur): 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: Visitez Barfleur