Bretteville-sur-Laize tourism and travel guide

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Visit Bretteville-sur-Laize: highlights and tourist information

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Bretteville-sur-Laize is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 16 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Bretteville-sur-Laize is 196 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Caen at 16 km and Falaise at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Bretteville-sur-Laize, 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 Bretteville-sur-Laize 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 Bretteville-sur-Laize

Markets in and near Bretteville-sur-Laize

  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (14km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (15km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Troarn: market Saturday (18km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (19km)
  • Mezidon-Canon: market Sunday (19km)
  • Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives: market Monday (22km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (23km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (24km)

More information about Bretteville-sur-Laize, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Bretteville-sur-Laize, France

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

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) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (30km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (31km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (38km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (19km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (31km)
  • Plantbessin (39km)
  • Boutemont (43km)
  • Sassy (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Prairie (Caen) (15km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (17km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (18km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (22km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (44km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (24km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (31km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Bretteville-sur-Laize

Canton: Bretteville-sur-Laize

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14680

Distance to Bretteville-sur-Laize

from Caen (prefecture): 16 km

from Paris: 196 km

from Calais: 263 km

from Nice: 831 km

from Bordeaux: 468 km

from Strasbourg: 593 km

Getting here

Bretteville-sur-Laize 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 Bretteville-sur-Laize from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 18 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Barbery, Boulon, Bretteville-le-Rabet, Cauvicourt, Cintheaux, Clinchamps-sur-Orne, Fontenay-le-Marmion, Fresney-le-Puceux, Fresney-le-Vieux, Gouvix, Grainville-Langannerie, Laize-la-Ville, May-sur-Orne, Moulines, Rocquancourt, Saint-Aignan-de-Cramesnil, Saint-Germain-le-Vasson and Urville.

This page in French: Visiter Bretteville-sur-Laize