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Blay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Blay in Calvados

Photo is of Bayeux at 10 km from Blay

Visit Blay: highlights and tourist information

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Blay is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Bayeux at 10 km and Normandy landing beaches at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Blay, 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 Blay in Normandy.

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

Bayeux

Bayeux

at 10 km (direction east)

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

See Bayeux guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 12 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 18 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Arromanches guide
Creully

Creully

at 22 km (direction east)

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

See Creully guide
 
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Caen

Caen

at 36 km (direction east)

With a castle, two abbeys and an attracive historic...

See Caen guide
Vire

Vire

at 48 km (direction south)

When you visit Vire be sure to also explore the...

See Vire guide
Coutances

Coutances

at 52 km (direction west-south-west), in the Manche department

Coutances is well known for its impressive cathedral, built in...

See Coutances guide
Barfleur

Barfleur

Most Beautiful Village at 54 km (direction north-west), in the Manche department

Barfleur is listed among the 'most beautiful villages in...

See Barfleur guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 63 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Falaise guide

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

Map of places to visit near Blay

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Markets in and near Blay

  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (4km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (9km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (19km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (20km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (25km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (28km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (29km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (30km)

More information about Blay, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Blay, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (47km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (33km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (10km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (10km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (19km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (20km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (36km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (8km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (20km)
  • Argences (52km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Cerisy (10km)
  • Baie des Veys (25km)
  • Roches de Ham (31km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (35km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (36km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (41km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (48km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (25km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (28km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (34km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (30km)
 
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Geography and distances

Blay is in the north of France at 36 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Blay is 237 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Blay

Canton: Trévières

Arrondissement: Bayeux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14400

Distance to Blay

from Caen (prefecture): 36 km

from Paris: 237 km

from Calais: 268 km

from Nice: 876 km

from Bordeaux: 493 km

from Strasbourg: 632 km

Getting here

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

We have 19 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Agy, Aignerville, Campigny, Cottun, Crouay, Cussy, Etreham, Le Breuil-en-Bessin, Le Molay-Littry, Le Tronquay, Mandeville-en-Bessin, Mosles, Noron-la-Poterie, Ranchy, Rubercy, Saon, Saonnet, Tour-en-Bessin and Trevieres.

This page in French: Visiter Blay

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