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Chouain tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chouain in Calvados

Photo is of Bayeux at 9 km from Chouain

Visit Chouain: highlights and tourist information

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Chouain is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

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

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!

Bayeux

Bayeux

at 9 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bayeux guide
Creully

Creully

at 11 km (direction north-east)

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

See Creully guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 14 km (direction north-east)

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

See Arromanches guide
Caen

Caen

at 20 km (direction east)

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

See Caen guide
 
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Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 26 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 39 km (direction east)

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

See Cabourg guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 40 km (direction east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 42 km (direction east)

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

See Houlgate guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction east)

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

See Beuvron guide
Vire

Vire

at 45 km (direction south-west)

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

See Vire guide
Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 47 km (direction east)

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

See Villers-sur-Mer guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 48 km (direction south-east)

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

See Falaise guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 50 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 50 km (direction east)

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

See Cambremer guide

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

Map of places to visit near Chouain

 
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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)

Hotels near Chouain

More information about Chouain, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Chouain, France

What to do at Chouain? 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

  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (6km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (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)
 
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Geography and distances

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

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

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

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