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Boulon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Boulon in Calvados

Photo is of Caen at 16 km from Boulon

Visit Boulon: highlights and tourist information

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Boulon is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

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

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!

Caen

Caen

at 16 km (direction )

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

See Caen guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 22 km (direction south-east)

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

See Falaise guide
Creully

Creully

at 29 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Creully guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction east-north-east)

Part of the Normandy Cider Route, Beuvron has lots of half-timberd...

See Beuvron guide
 
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Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 34 km (direction north-east)

One time favourite of Marcel Proust, Cabourg has one...

See Cabourg guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 34 km (direction east-north-east)

The gardens of the Pays d'Auge are a beautiful mature garden set...

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide
Cambremer

Cambremer

at 34 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cambremer guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 34 km (direction north-east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 34 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bayeux guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 37 km (direction north-east)

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

See Houlgate guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 37 km (direction north-west)

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

See Arromanches guide
Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 42 km (direction north-east)

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

See Villers-sur-Mer guide
Vire

Vire

at 43 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Vire guide
Argentan

Argentan

at 43 km (direction south-east), in the Orne department

Despite extensive war time damage Argentan has retained several sites of interest...

See Argentan guide

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

Map of places to visit near Boulon

 
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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

What to do at Boulon? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

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

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

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

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