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Carville tourism and travel guide

Photo of Carville in Calvados

Photo is of Vire at 10 km from Carville

Visit Carville: highlights and tourist information

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Carville is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

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

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!

Vire

Vire

at 10 km (direction south-south-west)

When you visit Vire be sure to also explore the Route des...

See Vire guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 40 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Bayeux guide
Domfront

Domfront

at 41 km (direction south-south-east), in the Orne department

The castle forms an excellent backdrop to the cobbled...

See Domfront guide
Caen

Caen

at 45 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Caen guide
 
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Creully

Creully

at 46 km (direction north-east)

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

See Creully guide
Coutances

Coutances

at 46 km (direction west-north-west), in the Manche department

Coutances is well known for its impressive cathedral, built...

See Coutances guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 49 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Arromanches guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 49 km (direction east)

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

See Falaise guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 50 km (direction east)

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 53 km (direction south-east), in the Orne department

The town of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is very pleasant, and well...

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel

Heritage Site at 58 km (direction west-south-west), in the Manche department

No visit to Normandy would be complete without visiting...

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 59 km (direction west-north-west), in the Manche department

The abbey church at Lessay is an important example of...

See Lessay abbey guide

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

Map of places to visit near Carville

 
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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

What to do at Carville? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

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

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

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

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