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Cairon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Cairon in Calvados

Photo is of Creully at 8 km from Cairon

Visit Cairon: highlights and tourist information

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Cairon is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Creully at 8 km and Caen at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Cairon, 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 Cairon in Normandy.

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

Creully

Creully

at 8 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Creully guide
Caen

Caen

at 9 km (direction south-east)

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

See Caen guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

Arromanches is well known as the town where the Mulberry...

See Arromanches guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 19 km (direction west)

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

See Bayeux guide
 
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Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 25 km (direction east)

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

See Cabourg guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 26 km (direction east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 28 km (direction east)

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

See Houlgate guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction east)

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

See Beuvron guide
Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 34 km (direction east)

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

See Villers-sur-Mer guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 35 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 38 km (direction east)

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

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide
Cambremer

Cambremer

at 38 km (direction east)

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

See Cambremer guide
Deauville

Deauville

Seaside resort at 40 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Deauville guide
Trouville

Trouville

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

The long established resort at Trouville has retained lots of its 19th...

See Trouville guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Calvados

Map of places to visit near Cairon

 
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Markets in and near Cairon

  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (8km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (10km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (10km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer: market Thursday (11km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (12km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (15km)
  • Ouistreham: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (15km)
  • Ouistreham: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (15km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)

More information about Cairon, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Cairon, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (9km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (9km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (10km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (19km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (35km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Brécy (9km)
  • Plantbessin (25km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (39km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (8km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (9km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (13km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (32km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (37km)
  • Roches de Ham (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (23km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (45km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cabourg (25km)
  • Touques (42km)
  • Domjean (51km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (34km)
 
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Geography and distances

Cairon is in the north of France at 9 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Cairon is 209 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cairon

Canton: Creully

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14610

Distance to Cairon

from Caen (prefecture): 9 km

from Paris: 209 km

from Calais: 251 km

from Nice: 853 km

from Bordeaux: 490 km

from Strasbourg: 603 km

Getting here

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

We have 22 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amblie, Anguerny, Anisy, Authie, Basly, Beny-sur-Mer, Cambes-en-Plaine, Colomby-sur-Thaon, Cully, Epron, Fontaine-Henry, Lantheuil, Lasson, Le Fresne-Camilly, Mathieu, Rosel, Rots, Saint-Contest, Secqueville-en-Bessin, Thaon, Tierceville and Villons-les-Buissons.

This page in French: Visiter Cairon

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