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Carpiquet tourism and travel guide

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Visit Carpiquet: highlights and tourist information

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Carpiquet is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 6 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Carpiquet is 207 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Caen at 6 km and Creully at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Carpiquet, 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 Carpiquet 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 Carpiquet


Markets in and near Carpiquet

  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (7km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (9km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (13km)
  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (13km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (16km)
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer: market Thursday (17km)
  • Ouistreham: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Ouistreham: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (18km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (19km)

More information about Carpiquet, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Carpiquet, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (6km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (13km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (13km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (21km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (35km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Brécy (13km)
  • Plantbessin (25km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (35km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (5km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (6km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (14km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (30km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (32km)
  • Roches de Ham (47km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (60km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (19km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (42km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cabourg (27km)
  • Touques (44km)
  • Domjean (48km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (30km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Carpiquet

Canton: Caen 2e Canton

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14650

Distance to Carpiquet

from Caen (prefecture): 6 km

from Paris: 207 km

from Calais: 256 km

from Nice: 848 km

from Bordeaux: 483 km

from Strasbourg: 603 km

Getting here

Carpiquet 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 Carpiquet from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 20 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Authie, Bretteville-sur-Odon, Cambes-en-Plaine, Cheux, Epron, Eterville, Fleury-sur-Orne, Fontaine-Etoupefour, Grainville-sur-Odon, Lasson, Louvigny, Mondrainville, Mouen, Rosel, Rots, Saint-Contest, Saint-Manvieu-Norrey, Secqueville-en-Bessin, Tourville-sur-Odon and Verson.

This page in French: Visiter Carpiquet

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