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Cottun tourism and travel guide

Photo of Cottun in Calvados

Photo is of Bayeux at 6 km from Cottun

Visit Cottun: highlights and tourist information

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Cottun is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

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

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!

Bayeux

Bayeux

at 6 km (direction east)

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

See Bayeux guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 14 km (direction north-west)

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 14 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Arromanches guide
Creully

Creully

at 18 km (direction 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)

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

See Caen guide
Vire

Vire

at 49 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Vire guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 49 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 50 km (direction east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Coutances

Coutances

at 56 km (direction west-south-west), in the Manche department

Coutances is well known for its impressive cathedral, built...

See Coutances guide
Barfleur

Barfleur

Most Beautiful Village at 56 km (direction north-west), in the Manche department

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

See Barfleur guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 61 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Falaise guide

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

Map of places to visit near Cottun

 
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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

What to do at Cottun? 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)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (15km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (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)
 
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Geography and distances

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

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

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 kilometres from ): 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

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