Donnay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Donnay in Calvados

Visit Donnay: highlights and tourist information

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Donnay is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 26 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Donnay is 202 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Falaise at 18 km and Caen at 26 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Donnay, 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 Donnay 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 Donnay

Markets in and near Donnay

  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (6km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (15km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (17km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (18km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (26km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (26km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (28km)
  • Mezidon-Canon: market Sunday (28km)

More information about Donnay, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Donnay, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (47km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (36km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (36km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (38km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (42km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (25km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (38km)
  • Plantbessin (40km)
  • Sassy (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (6km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (25km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (27km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (34km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (44km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (55km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (23km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (43km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (25km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Donnay

Canton: Thury-Harcourt

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14220

Distance to Donnay

from Caen (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 202 km

from Calais: 275 km

from Nice: 829 km

from Bordeaux: 458 km

from Strasbourg: 599 km

Getting here

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

We have 22 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Acqueville, Angoville, Bonnoeil, Cesny-Bois-Halbout, Clecy, Combray, Croisilles, Espins, Esson, Fresney-le-Vieux, La Pommeraye, Le Bo, Le Vey, Martainville, Meslay, Moulines, Pierrefitte-en-Cinglais, Placy, Saint-Omer, Thury-Harcourt, Tournebu and Treprel.

This page in French: Visiter Donnay