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Cricqueville-en-Bessin tourism and travel guide

Photo of Cricqueville-en-Bessin in Calvados

Photo is of Normandy landing beaches at 8 km from Cricqueville-en-Bessin

Visit Cricqueville-en-Bessin: highlights and tourist information

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Cricqueville-en-Bessin is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Normandy landing beaches at 8 km and Bayeux at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Cricqueville-en-Bessin, 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 Cricqueville-en-Bessin in Normandy.

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

Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 8 km (direction east)

70 years on and the Normandy Landing Beches still...

See Normandy landing beaches guide


at 24 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Bayeux guide


at 28 km (direction east)

Arromanches is well known as the town where the...

See Arromanches guide


at 35 km (direction east)

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

See Creully guide


Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction north-west), in the Manche department

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

See Barfleur guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 42 km (direction west-south-west), in the Manche department

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

See Lessay abbey guide


at 51 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Caen guide


at 51 km (direction south-west), in the Manche department

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

See Coutances guide


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

The port town of Cherbourg has several monuments and museums...

See Cherbourg guide

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

Map of places to visit near Cricqueville-en-Bessin


Markets in and near Cricqueville-en-Bessin

  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (3km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (9km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (18km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (20km)
  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise: market Thursday (23km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (30km)
  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue: market Saturday (30km)
  • Quettehou: market Tuesday (33km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (35km)

More information about Cricqueville-en-Bessin, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Cricqueville-en-Bessin, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (30km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (23km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (21km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (33km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (33km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (34km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (24km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (33km)
  • Parc du château des Ravalet (51km)
  • Argences (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie des Veys (10km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (22km)
  • Roches de Ham (39km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (38km)
  • Villers-Bocage (42km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (43km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (45km)

Geography and distances

Cricqueville-en-Bessin is in the north of France at 51 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Cricqueville-en-Bessin is 251 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cricqueville-en-Bessin

Canton: Isigny-sur-Mer

Arrondissement: Bayeux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14450

Distance to Cricqueville-en-Bessin

from Caen (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 251 km

from Calais: 268 km

from Nice: 892 km

from Bordeaux: 506 km

from Strasbourg: 644 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Asnieres-en-Bessin, Canchy, Cardonville, Deux-Jumeaux, Englesqueville-la-Percee, Grandcamp-Maisy, La Cambe, Longueville, Louvieres, Osmanville, Saint-Germain-du-Pert and Saint-Pierre-du-Mont.

This page in French: Visiter Cricqueville-en-Bessin

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