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Castillon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Castillon in Calvados

Photo is of Bayeux at 11 km from Castillon

Visit Castillon: highlights and tourist information

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Castillon is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Bayeux at 11 km and Arromanches at 20 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Castillon, 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 Castillon in Normandy.

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

Bayeux

Bayeux

at 11 km (direction north-east)

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

See Bayeux guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 20 km (direction north-east)

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

See Arromanches guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 20 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Creully

Creully

at 21 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Creully guide
 
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Caen

Caen

at 31 km (direction east)

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

See Caen guide
Vire

Vire

at 41 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Vire guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 50 km (direction east)

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

See Cabourg guide
Coutances

Coutances

at 52 km (direction west-south-west), in the Manche department

Coutances is well known for its impressive cathedral, built in the 113th...

See Coutances guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 56 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Falaise guide

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

Map of places to visit near Castillon

 
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Markets in and near Castillon

  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (7km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (13km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (23km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (23km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (24km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (27km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (29km)

More information about Castillon, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Castillon, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (55km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (38km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (10km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (17km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (17km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (19km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (32km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (0km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (19km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Cerisy (7km)
  • Roches de Ham (26km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (31km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (31km)
  • Baie des Veys (31km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (38km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (41km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (46km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (17km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (23km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (51km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (29km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (22km)
  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (56km)
 
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Geography and distances

Castillon is in the north of France at 31 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Castillon is 233 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Castillon

Canton: Balleroy

Arrondissement: Bayeux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14490

Distance to Castillon

from Caen (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 233 km

from Calais: 271 km

from Nice: 868 km

from Bordeaux: 486 km

from Strasbourg: 628 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive by car typically by ferry into Cherbourg or Caen on the Normandy coast For driving distances to Castillon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Agy, Arganchy, Balleroy, Cahagnolles, Campigny, La Bazoque, Le Breuil-en-Bessin, Le Molay-Littry, Le Tronquay, Noron-la-Poterie, Planquery, Ranchy, Saint-Paul-du-Vernay, Subles, Trungy and Vaubadon.

This page in French: Visiter Castillon

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