Bretteville-sur-Dives tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bretteville-sur-Dives in Calvados

Photo is of Cambremer at 14 km from Bretteville-sur-Dives

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Bretteville-sur-Dives is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Cambremer at 14 km and Les Jardins du Pays d\'Auge at 14 km.

Bretteville-sur-Dives, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 14 km (direction north-north-east)

Cambremer is a very picturesque small village, ideally explored as part of the Normandy...

See Cambremer guide
Les Jardins du Pays d\'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 14 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide


Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Beuvron guide


at 21 km (direction south-west)

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

See Falaise guide


at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

The painstaking rebuilding of Lisieux since the war has gone a long way to...

See Lisieux guide
Lisieux Basilica

Lisieux Basilica

Church at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

The basilica in Lisieux is a 20th century church built in tribute to Saint-Therese,...

See Lisieux Basilica guide
Chateau de Boutemont

Chateau de Boutemont

Castle at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

Beautiful chateau and gardens in the Calvados department of Normandy...

See Chateau de Boutemont guide


at 28 km (direction north-north-west)

In the 'Village of William the Conqueror' at Dives-sur-Mer artisans and artists are brought...

See Dives-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 29 km (direction north-north-west)

One time favourite of Marcel Proust, Cabourg has one of the longest and active...

See Cabourg guide


Seaside resort at 30 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Houlgate guide


at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Caen guide


Seaside resort at 31 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Villers-sur-Mer guide


at 33 km (direction south), in the Orne department

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

See Argentan guide
Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

at 35 km (direction south-south-east), in the Orne department

The Haras du Pin is the oldest of the national horse training centres in...

See Haras du Pin guide

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Markets in and near Bretteville-sur-Dives

  • Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives: market Monday (2km)
  • Mezidon-Canon: market Sunday (5km)
  • Troarn: market Saturday (20km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (20km)
  • Lisieux: market Saturday all day (22km)
  • Trun: market Thursday (22km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (26km)
  • Dives-sur-Mer: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (28km)
  • Cabourg: market Thursday & Monday & Saturday - seasonal market only (29km)
  • Cabourg: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (29km)

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Tourist attractions near Bretteville-sur-Dives, France

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

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) (30km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (48km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (7km)
  • Boutemont (24km)
  • Sassy (41km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pegasus Bridge (29km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (30km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (31km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (35km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Orbec (31km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lisieux (29km)

Geography and distances

Bretteville-sur-Dives is in the north of France at 30 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Bretteville-sur-Dives is 174 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bretteville-sur-Dives

Canton: Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives

Arrondissement: Lisieux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14170

Distance to Bretteville-sur-Dives

from Caen (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 174 km

from Calais: 251 km

from Nice: 815 km

from Bordeaux: 469 km

from Strasbourg: 571 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boissey, Hieville, Le Mesnil-Mauger, Les Authieux-Papion, Mezidon-Canon, Mittois, Ouville-la-Bien-Tournee, Percy-en-Auge, Saint-Georges-en-Auge, Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives, Thieville and Vendeuvre.

This page in French: Visiter Bretteville-sur-Dives