Bretteville-sur-Odon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bretteville-sur-Odon in Calvados

Photo is of Caen at 4 km from Bretteville-sur-Odon

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Bretteville-sur-Odon 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-Odon in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Caen at 4 km and Creully at 16 km.

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

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

Caen

Caen

at 4 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Caen guide
Creully

Creully

at 16 km (direction north-west)

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

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Bayeux

Bayeux

at 24 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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Arromanches

Arromanches

at 24 km (direction north-west)

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

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Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 26 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 26 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction east)

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

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Houlgate

Houlgate

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

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

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Les Jardins du Pays d\'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 34 km (direction east)

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

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide
Cambremer

Cambremer

at 34 km (direction east)

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

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Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 34 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Villers-sur-Mer guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 35 km (direction south-east)

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

See Falaise guide
Deauville

Deauville

Seaside resort at 41 km (direction east-north-east)

The resort of Deauville, established in the 19th century, is still one of the...

See Deauville guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 42 km (direction west-north-west)

70 years on and the Normandy Landing Beches still attract thousands of visitors interested...

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Markets in and near Bretteville-sur-Odon

  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (4km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (7km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (14km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (16km)
  • Troarn: market Saturday (17km)
  • Ouistreham: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (17km)
  • Ouistreham: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (17km)
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer: market Thursday (18km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (19km)

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Tourist attractions near Bretteville-sur-Odon, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (4km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (16km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (16km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (24km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (38km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Brécy (17km)
  • Plantbessin (28km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (31km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Prairie (Caen) (3km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (4km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (13km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (29km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (35km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (20km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (44km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (31km)
 
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Geography and distances

Bretteville-sur-Odon is in the north of France at 4 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Bretteville-sur-Odon is 204 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bretteville-sur-Odon

Canton: Caen 1er Canton

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14760

Distance to Bretteville-sur-Odon

from Caen (prefecture): 4 km

from Paris: 204 km

from Calais: 256 km

from Nice: 845 km

from Bordeaux: 482 km

from Strasbourg: 600 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-Odon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 18 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Authie, Baron-sur-Odon, Caen, Carpiquet, Cormelles-le-Royal, Eterville, Feuguerolles-Bully, Fleury-sur-Orne, Fontaine-Etoupefour, Ifs, Louvigny, Maltot, Mouen, Rots, Saint-Andre-sur-Orne, Saint-Contest, Saint-Martin-de-Fontenay and Verson.

This page in French: Visiter Bretteville-sur-Odon