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Dampierre tourism and travel guide

Photo of Dampierre in Calvados

Photo is of Vire at 23 km from Dampierre

Visit Dampierre: highlights and tourist information

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Dampierre is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vire at 23 km and Bayeux at 29 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Dampierre, 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 Dampierre in Normandy.

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

Vire

Vire

at 23 km (direction south)

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

See Vire guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 29 km (direction north-east)

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

See Bayeux guide
Creully

Creully

at 36 km (direction north-east)

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

See Creully guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 37 km (direction north-east)

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide
 
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Arromanches

Arromanches

at 38 km (direction north-east)

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

See Arromanches guide
Caen

Caen

at 40 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Caen guide
Coutances

Coutances

at 44 km (direction west), in the Manche department

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

See Coutances guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

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

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

See Lessay abbey guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 52 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Falaise guide
Domfront

Domfront

at 53 km (direction south-south-east), in the Orne department

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

See Domfront guide
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel

Heritage Site at 65 km (direction west-south-west), in the Manche department

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

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide

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

Map of places to visit near Dampierre

 
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Markets in and near Dampierre

  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (8km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (17km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (18km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (22km)
  • Vire: market Friday (23km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (23km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (29km)

More information about Dampierre, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Dampierre, France

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

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (43km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (18km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (29km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (32km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (34km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (19km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (34km)
  • Argences (41km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roches de Ham (13km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (16km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (28km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (33km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (39km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (40km)
  • Baie des Veys (42km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (8km)
  • Villers-Bocage (16km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (34km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (13km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (10km)
  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (41km)
 
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Geography and distances

Dampierre is in the north of France at 40 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Dampierre is 236 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Dampierre

Canton: Aunay-sur-Odon

Arrondissement: Vire

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14350

Distance to Dampierre

from Caen (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 236 km

from Calais: 288 km

from Nice: 861 km

from Bordeaux: 468 km

from Strasbourg: 633 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bieville, Caumont-l'Evente, La Lande-sur-Drome, La Vacquerie, Lamberville, Le Perron, Les Loges, Placy-Montaigu, Saint-Jean-Des-Essartiers, Saint-Martin-Des-Besaces, Saint-Ouen-Des-Besaces and Sept-Vents.

This page in French: Visiter Dampierre

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