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Combray tourism and travel guide

Photo of Combray in Calvados

Photo is of Falaise at 19 km from Combray

Visit Combray: highlights and tourist information

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Combray is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Falaise at 19 km and Caen at 26 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Combray, 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 Combray in Normandy.

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

Falaise

Falaise

at 19 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Falaise guide
Caen

Caen

at 26 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Caen guide
Vire

Vire

at 35 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Vire guide
Creully

Creully

at 38 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Creully guide
 
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Argentan

Argentan

at 38 km (direction east-south-east), in the Orne department

Despite extensive war time damage Argentan has retained several...

See Argentan guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Beuvron guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 41 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bayeux guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 42 km (direction east-north-east)

The gardens of the Pays d'Auge are a beautiful mature garden...

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide
Cambremer

Cambremer

at 42 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cambremer guide
Domfront

Domfront

at 43 km (direction south-south-west), in the Orne department

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

See Domfront guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 44 km (direction north-east)

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

See Cabourg guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 45 km (direction south), in the Orne department

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

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 45 km (direction north-east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 45 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Arromanches guide

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

Map of places to visit near Combray

 
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Markets in and near Combray

  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (5km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (14km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (16km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (18km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (26km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (26km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (28km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (29km)

More information about Combray, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Combray, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (48km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (27km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (36km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (37km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (41km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (27km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (38km)
  • Plantbessin (38km)
  • Sassy (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (5km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (25km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (27km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (35km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (42km)
  • Roches de Ham (45km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (47km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (56km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (58km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (21km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (41km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (44km)
  • Cabourg (44km)
  • Touques (59km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (24km)
 
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Geography and distances

Combray is in the north of France at 26 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Combray is 204 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Combray

Canton: Thury-Harcourt

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14220

Distance to Combray

from Caen (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 204 km

from Calais: 276 km

from Nice: 830 km

from Bordeaux: 457 km

from Strasbourg: 601 km

Getting here

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

We have 19 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Acqueville, Angoville, Bonnoeil, Cesny-Bois-Halbout, Clecy, Croisilles, Donnay, Espins, Esson, La Pommeraye, Le Bo, Le Vey, Martainville, Meslay, Pierrefitte-en-Cinglais, Placy, Saint-Omer, Saint-Remy and Thury-Harcourt.

This page in French: Visiter Combray

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