Cottun tourism and travel guide

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Visit Cottun: highlights and tourist information

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Cottun is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 32 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Cottun is 233 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Bayeux at 6 km and Normandy landing beaches at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Cottun, 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 Cottun 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 Cottun

Markets in and near Cottun

  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (6km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (7km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (16km)
  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (22km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (25km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (28km)
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer: market Thursday (30km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (30km)

More information about Cottun, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Cottun, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (49km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (37km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (6km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (13km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (15km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (16km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (33km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (8km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (16km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Cerisy (12km)
  • Baie des Veys (28km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (32km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (32km)
  • Roches de Ham (33km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (38km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (47km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (23km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (30km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (36km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (30km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Cottun

Canton: Bayeux

Arrondissement: Bayeux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14400

Distance to Cottun

from Caen (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 233 km

from Calais: 265 km

from Nice: 873 km

from Bordeaux: 493 km

from Strasbourg: 628 km

Getting here

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

We have 23 other places listed as being close (less than 6 kilometres from Cottun): Agy, Arganchy, Barbeville, Bayeux, Blay, Campigny, Crouay, Cussy, Etreham, Gueron, Le Breuil-en-Bessin, Le Molay-Littry, Le Tronquay, Maisons, Mosles, Noron-la-Poterie, Ranchy, Saint-Loup-Hors, Saon, Subles, Sully, Tour-en-Bessin and Vaucelles.

This page in French: Visiter Cottun