Carville tourism and travel guide

Photo of Carville in Calvados

Visit Carville: highlights and tourist information

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Carville is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 45 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Carville is 235 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Vire at 10 km and Bayeux at 40 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Carville, 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 Carville 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 Carville

Markets in and near Carville

  • Vire: market Friday (11km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (15km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (19km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Sourdeval: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (24km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (27km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)

More information about Carville, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Carville, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Carville.

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (53km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (30km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (40km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (42km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (44km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (31km)
  • Argences (43km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roches de Ham (17km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (18km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (29km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (29km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (45km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (46km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (15km)
  • Villers-Bocage (22km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (29km)
  • Ducey (47km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (14km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (11km)
  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (36km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Carville

Canton: Bény-Bocage

Arrondissement: Vire

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14350

Distance to Carville

from Caen (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 235 km

from Calais: 297 km

from Nice: 852 km

from Bordeaux: 456 km

from Strasbourg: 632 km

Getting here

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

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaulieu, Campagnolles, Campeaux, Etouvy, La Ferriere-Harang, La Graverie, Le Beny-Bocage, Le Desert, Le Reculey, Le Tourneur, Mont-Bertrand, Presles, Saint-Charles-de-Percy, Saint-Denis-Maisoncelles, Saint-Pierre-Tarentaine and Sainte-Marie-Laumont.

This page in French: Visiter Carville