Chouain tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chouain in Calvados

Visit Chouain: highlights and tourist information

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Chouain is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 19 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Chouain is 221 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Bayeux at 9 km and Creully at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chouain, 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 Chouain 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 Chouain

Markets in and near Chouain

  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (4km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (18km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (19km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (20km)
  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (21km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (21km)
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer: market Thursday (22km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (23km)

More information about Chouain, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Chouain, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (6km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (6km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (9km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (9km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (20km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (22km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Brécy (9km)
  • Plantbessin (12km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Cerisy (19km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (19km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (20km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (26km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (36km)
  • Roches de Ham (36km)
  • Baie des Veys (41km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (53km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (15km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (32km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (60km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (25km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Chouain

Canton: Balleroy

Arrondissement: Bayeux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14250

Distance to Chouain

from Caen (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 221 km

from Calais: 262 km

from Nice: 860 km

from Bordeaux: 486 km

from Strasbourg: 616 km

Getting here

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

We have 23 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Audrieu, Brouay, Buceels, Carcagny, Conde-sur-Seulles, Coulombs, Cristot, Ducy-Sainte-Marguerite, Ellon, Fontenay-le-Pesnel, Gueron, Juaye-Mondaye, Juvigny-sur-Seulles, Lingevres, Loucelles, Martragny, Monceaux-en-Bessin, Nonant, Rucqueville, Saint-Loup-Hors, Sainte-Croix-Grand-Tonne, Tilly-sur-Seulles and Vaux-sur-Seulles.

This page in French: Visiter Chouain