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Colleville-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

Photo of Colleville-sur-Mer in Calvados

Photo is of Normandy landing beaches at 5 km from Colleville-sur-Mer

Visit Colleville-sur-Mer: highlights and tourist information

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Colleville-sur-Mer is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Normandy landing beaches at 5 km and Bayeux at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Colleville-sur-Mer, 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 Colleville-sur-Mer in Normandy.

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

Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 5 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 13 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Bayeux guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 16 km (direction east)

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

See Arromanches guide
Creully

Creully

at 23 km (direction east)

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

See Creully guide
 
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Caen

Caen

at 39 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Caen guide
Barfleur

Barfleur

Most Beautiful Village at 47 km (direction north-west), in the Manche department

Barfleur is listed among the 'most beautiful villages in...

See Barfleur guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

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

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

See Lessay abbey guide
Coutances

Coutances

at 57 km (direction west-south-west), in the Manche department

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

See Coutances guide

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Map of places to visit near Colleville-sur-Mer

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Markets in and near Colleville-sur-Mer

  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (12km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (12km)
  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (15km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (25km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (28km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (29km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (31km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (33km)
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer: market Thursday (33km)

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Tourist attractions near Colleville-sur-Mer, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (40km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (33km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (13km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (18km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (21km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (22km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (16km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (22km)
  • Argences (57km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Cerisy (18km)
  • Baie des Veys (21km)
  • Roches de Ham (39km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (39km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (40km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (43km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (33km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (36km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (42km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (39km)
 
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Geography and distances

Colleville-sur-Mer is in the north of France at 39 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Colleville-sur-Mer is 239 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Colleville-sur-Mer

Canton: Trévières

Arrondissement: Bayeux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14710

Distance to Colleville-sur-Mer

from Caen (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 239 km

from Calais: 262 km

from Nice: 882 km

from Bordeaux: 502 km

from Strasbourg: 633 km

Getting here

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

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aignerville, Etreham, Formigny, Louvieres, Mandeville-en-Bessin, Mosles, Normandy landing beaches, Russy, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Sainte-Honorine-Des-Pertes, Surrain, Tour-en-Bessin, Trevieres and Vierville-sur-Mer.

This page in French: Visiter Colleville-sur-Mer

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