Cairon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Cairon in Calvados

Visit Cairon: highlights and tourist information

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

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.

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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!

 
 

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

Map of places to visit near Cairon

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

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)
 
 

Geography and distances

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

Cairon 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 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