Boulon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Boulon in Calvados

Visit Boulon: highlights and tourist information

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Boulon is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 16 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Boulon is 201 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Caen at 16 km and Falaise at 22 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Boulon, 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 Boulon 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 Boulon

Markets in and near Boulon

  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (15km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (15km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (18km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (22km)
  • Troarn: market Saturday (22km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (22km)
  • Mezidon-Canon: market Sunday (24km)

More information about Boulon, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Boulon, France

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

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) (16km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (28km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (29km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (34km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (24km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (29km)
  • Plantbessin (34km)
  • Boutemont (47km)
  • Sassy (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Prairie (Caen) (15km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (16km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (16km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (24km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (40km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (19km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (43km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (27km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Boulon

Canton: Bretteville-sur-Laize

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14220

Distance to Boulon

from Caen (prefecture): 16 km

from Paris: 201 km

from Calais: 266 km

from Nice: 835 km

from Bordeaux: 468 km

from Strasbourg: 598 km

Getting here

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

We have 18 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amaye-sur-Orne, Barbery, Bretteville-sur-Laize, Clinchamps-sur-Orne, Croisilles, Espins, Fontenay-le-Marmion, Fresney-le-Puceux, Fresney-le-Vieux, Grimbosq, Laize-la-Ville, Maizet, May-sur-Orne, Moulines, Moutiers-en-Cinglais, Mutrecy, Rocquancourt and Saint-Laurent-de-Condel.

This page in French: Visiter Boulon