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Commes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Commes in Calvados

Photo is of Bayeux at 7 km from Commes

Visit Commes: highlights and tourist information

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Commes is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Bayeux at 7 km and Arromanches at 8 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Commes, 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 Commes in Normandy.

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

Bayeux

Bayeux

at 7 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Bayeux guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 8 km (direction east)

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

See Arromanches guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 12 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Creully

Creully

at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Creully guide
 
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Caen

Caen

at 32 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Caen guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 45 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 47 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 48 km (direction east)

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

See Houlgate guide
Barfleur

Barfleur

Most Beautiful Village at 53 km (direction west-north-west), in the Manche department

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

See Barfleur guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 63 km (direction south-east)

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

See Falaise guide

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

Map of places to visit near Commes

 
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Markets in and near Commes

  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (6km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (14km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (20km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (20km)
  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (23km)
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer: market Thursday (25km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (27km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (33km)

Hotels near Commes

More information about Commes, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Commes, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (47km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (41km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (7km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (14km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (14km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (21km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (32km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Brécy (14km)
  • Plantbessin (15km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Cerisy (20km)
  • Baie des Veys (29km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (31km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (32km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (35km)
  • Roches de Ham (41km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (29km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (38km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (37km)
 
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Geography and distances

Commes is in the north of France at 32 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Commes is 231 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Commes

Canton: Ryes

Arrondissement: Bayeux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14520

Distance to Commes

from Caen (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 231 km

from Calais: 257 km

from Nice: 875 km

from Bordeaux: 500 km

from Strasbourg: 625 km

Getting here

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

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cussy, Etreham, Longues-sur-Mer, Magny-en-Bessin, Maisons, Manvieux, Mosles, Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, Russy, Sainte-Honorine-Des-Pertes, Sully, Tour-en-Bessin, Vaucelles and Vaux-sur-Aure.

This page in French: Visiter Commes

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