Carpiquet tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Caen at 6 km from Carpiquet

Visit Carpiquet: highlights and tourist information

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Carpiquet 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 Carpiquet in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Caen at 6 km and Creully at 13 km.

Carpiquet, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Caen

Caen

at 6 km (direction east)

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

See Caen guide
Creully

Creully

at 13 km (direction north-west)

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

See Creully guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Bayeux guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 21 km (direction north-west)

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

See Arromanches guide
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Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 27 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cabourg guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction east)

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

See Beuvron guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 30 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Houlgate guide
Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 36 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Villers-sur-Mer guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 36 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 36 km (direction east)

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

See Cambremer guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 37 km (direction south-east)

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

See Falaise guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 39 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Deauville

Deauville

Seaside resort at 43 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Deauville guide

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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)

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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)
 
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Geography and distances

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

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

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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