Courson tourism and travel guide

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Visit Courson: highlights and tourist information

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Courson is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 63 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Courson is 251 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Vire at 14 km and Coutances at 35 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Courson, 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 Courson 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 Courson

Markets in and near Courson

  • Villedieu-les-Poeles: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Vire: market Friday (15km)
  • Brecey: market Friday (16km)
  • Sourdeval: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Gavray: market Saturday (21km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (21km)
  • La Haye-Pesnel: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Avranches: market Saturday (28km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (29km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (30km)

More information about Courson, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Courson, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (40km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (58km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Argences (31km)
  • Plantbessin (44km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (53km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (5km)
  • Roches de Ham (19km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (40km)
  • Couesnon (41km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (41km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (11km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (21km)
  • Ducey (30km)
  • Villers-Bocage (40km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (15km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (49km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (18km)
  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (29km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Courson

Canton: Saint-Sever-Calvados

Arrondissement: Vire

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14380

Distance to Courson

from Caen (prefecture): 63 km

from Paris: 251 km

from Calais: 314 km

from Nice: 859 km

from Bordeaux: 448 km

from Strasbourg: 648 km

Getting here

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

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beslon, Boisyvon, Fontenermont, La Chapelle-Cecelin, Le Chefresne, Le Mesnil-Caussois, Margueray, Montbray, Morigny, Saint-Aubin-Des-Bois, Saint-Maur-Des-Bois, Saint-Sever-Calvados and Sept-Freres.

This page in French: Visiter Courson