Bures-les-Monts tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bures-les-Monts in Calvados

Photo is of Vire at 13 km from Bures-les-Monts

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Bures-les-Monts 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 Bures-les-Monts in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vire at 13 km and Coutances at 38 km.

Bures-les-Monts, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Vire

Vire

at 13 km (direction south-east)

When you visit Vire be sure to also explore the Route des Gorges de...

See Vire guide
Coutances

Coutances

at 38 km (direction west-north-west), in the Manche department

Coutances is well known for its impressive cathedral, built in the 113th century...

See Coutances guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 41 km (direction north-east)

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

See Bayeux guide
Domfront

Domfront

at 46 km (direction south-east), in the Orne department

The castle forms an excellent backdrop to the cobbled streets in the old town...

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Granville

Granville

Seaside resort at 48 km (direction west), in the Manche department

Granville is best known for its long sandy beach, and the 19th century villas...

See Granville guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 48 km (direction west)

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Creully

Creully

at 49 km (direction north-east)

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

See Creully guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 50 km (direction north-east)

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

See Arromanches guide
Caen

Caen

at 51 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Caen guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 51 km (direction west-north-west), in the Manche department

The abbey church at Lessay is an important example of roman style architecture...

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel

Heritage Site at 53 km (direction west-south-west), in the Manche department

No visit to Normandy would be complete without visiting the iconic Abbey and island...

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide
Bagnoles de l\'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 59 km (direction south-east), in the Orne department

The town of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is very pleasant, and well known as a spa town...

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide

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Markets in and near Bures-les-Monts

  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (10km)
  • Vire: market Friday (14km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (21km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Sourdeval: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (26km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Gavray: market Saturday (28km)
  • Brecey: market Friday (29km)

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Tourist attractions near Bures-les-Monts, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (47km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (28km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (41km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (44km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (47km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (31km)
  • Argences (35km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roches de Ham (10km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (16km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (27km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (37km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (50km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (51km)
  • Couesnon (54km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (10km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (22km)
  • Villers-Bocage (27km)
  • Ducey (44km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (7km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (17km)
  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (29km)
 
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Geography and distances

Bures-les-Monts is in the north of France at 51 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Bures-les-Monts is 243 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bures-les-Monts

Canton: Bény-Bocage

Arrondissement: Vire

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14350

Distance to Bures-les-Monts

from Caen (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 243 km

from Calais: 300 km

from Nice: 859 km

from Bordeaux: 458 km

from Strasbourg: 640 km

Getting here

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

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaumesnil, Beuvrigny, Campeaux, Domjean, Fourneaux, Guilberville, La Ferriere-Harang, Malloue, Mont-Bertrand, Pont-Bellanger, Pont-Farcy, Saint-Louet-sur-Vire, Saint-Martin-Don, Sainte-Marie-Laumont and Sainte-Marie-Outre-l'Eau.

This page in French: Visiter Bures-les-Monts