Bretteville-sur-Laize tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bretteville-sur-Laize in Calvados

Photo is of Caen at 16 km from Bretteville-sur-Laize

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Bretteville-sur-Laize 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-Laize in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Caen at 16 km and Falaise at 19 km.

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

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



at 16 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Caen guide


at 19 km (direction south-east)

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

See Falaise guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Beuvron guide
Les Jardins du Pays d\'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 30 km (direction east-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


at 30 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cambremer guide


at 31 km (direction north-west)

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

See Creully guide


Seaside resort at 31 km (direction north-east)

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

See Cabourg guide


at 32 km (direction north-east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 34 km (direction north-east)

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

See Houlgate guide


at 38 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Bayeux guide


Seaside resort at 39 km (direction north-east)

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

See Villers-sur-Mer guide


at 39 km (direction north-west)

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

See Arromanches guide


at 40 km (direction south-east), in the Orne department

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

See Argentan guide


at 42 km (direction east)

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

See Lisieux guide

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Bretteville-sur-Laize, France

What to do at Bretteville-sur-Laize? 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

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

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

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