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Camembert tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Haras du Pin at 17 km from Camembert

Visit Camembert: highlights and tourist information

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Camembert is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Haras du Pin at 17 km and Argentan at 22 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Camembert, 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 Camembert in Normandy.

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

Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

at 17 km (direction south-south-west)

The Haras du Pin is the oldest of the national horse training...

See Haras du Pin guide
Argentan

Argentan

at 22 km (direction south-west)

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

See Argentan guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 27 km (direction west), in the Calvados department

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

See Falaise guide
Lisieux Basilica

Lisieux Basilica

Church at 28 km (direction north-north-east), in the Calvados department

The basilica in Lisieux is a 20th century church built in tribute...

See Lisieux Basilica guide
 
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Lisieux

Lisieux

at 28 km (direction north-north-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Lisieux guide
Cambremer

Cambremer

at 30 km (direction north-north-west), in the Calvados department

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

See Cambremer guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 30 km (direction north-north-west), in the Calvados department

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

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide
Sees

Sees

at 32 km (direction south)

The cathedral is the famous attraction at Sees, but there are other...

See Sees guide
Chateau de Boutemont

Chateau de Boutemont

Castle at 33 km (direction south), in the Calvados department

Beautiful chateau and gardens in the Calvados department of Normandy...

See Chateau de Boutemont guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction north-west), in the Calvados department

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

See Beuvron guide
Chateau de Beaumesnil

Chateau de Beaumesnil

Castle at 41 km (direction east-north-east), in the Eure department

The Chateau de Beaumesnil is a baroque style castle surrounded by park...

See Chateau de Beaumesnil guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 48 km (direction north-west), in the Calvados department

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 49 km (direction north-west), in the Calvados department

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

See Cabourg guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 49 km (direction north-north-west), in the Calvados department

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

See Houlgate guide

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Map of places to visit near Camembert

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Markets in and near Camembert

  • Trun: market Thursday (12km)
  • Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives: market Monday (21km)
  • Orbec: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (22km)
  • Montreuil-l'Argille: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Mezidon-Canon: market Sunday (27km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (28km)
  • Lisieux: market Saturday all day (28km)
  • Sees: market Saturday (32km)
  • Thiberville: market Monday (34km)

More information about Camembert, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Camembert, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (54km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (21km)
  • Sassy (28km)
  • Boutemont (32km)
  • Arboretum d'Harcourt (54km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Signal d'Écouves (40km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (40km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (51km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (51km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (52km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Orbec (22km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Tourouvre (48km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

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

Camembert is in the north of France at 52 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Camembert is 159 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Camembert

Canton: Vimoutiers

Arrondissement: Argentan

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61120

Distance to Camembert

from Alencon (prefecture): 52 km

from Paris: 159 km

from Calais: 258 km

from Nice: 793 km

from Bordeaux: 455 km

from Strasbourg: 556 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive in one of the cross-channel ferry ports with Caen being especially close, typically within an hours drive. For driving distances to Camembert from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aubry-le-Panthou, Champosoult, Coudehard, Crouttes, Fresnay-le-Samson, Guerquesalles, Le Renouard, Les Champeaux, Mont-Ormel, Neauphe-sur-Dive, Roiville, Survie and Vimoutiers.

This page in French: Visiter Camembert

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