Courson tourism and travel guide

Photo of Courson in Calvados

Photo is of Vire at 14 km from Courson

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Courson is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Courson in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vire at 14 km and Coutances at 35 km.

Courson, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 14 km (direction east)

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

See Vire guide


at 35 km (direction west-north-west), in the Manche department

Coutances is well known for its impressive cathedral, built in the 113th century...

See Coutances guide


Seaside resort at 38 km (direction west), in the Manche department

Granville is best known for its long sandy beach, and the 19th century villas...

See Granville guide


Heritage Site at 40 km (direction west-south-west), in the Manche department

No visit to Normandy would be complete without visiting the iconic Abbey and island...

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide


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

The castle forms an excellent backdrop to the cobbled streets in the old town...

See Domfront guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 52 km (direction north-west), in the Manche department

The abbey church at Lessay is an important example of roman style architecture...

See Lessay abbey guide


at 53 km (direction south-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Most visitors to Saint-Brice-en-Cogles also enjoy the tour of the local castles and manor...

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide


at 54 km (direction north-east)

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

See Bayeux guide
Bagnoles de l\'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 59 km (direction east-south-east), in the Orne department

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

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide


at 59 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Mont Dol is a small village with a hill top on which stands a...

See Mont-Dol guide


at 60 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The lovely old town in Dol-de-Bretagne ensure it remains one of the most popular...

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide


at 62 km (direction north-east)

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

See Creully guide


at 63 km (direction south-east), in the Mayenne department

Small town with two 15th century castles and a popular public garden...

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide


at 70 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Combourg is best known for the Chateau de Combourg, once home to Chateaubriand, the...

See Combourg guide

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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

What to do at Courson? 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

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

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

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