Ellon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ellon in Calvados

Visit Ellon: highlights and tourist information

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Ellon is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 23 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Ellon is 225 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Bayeux at 6 km and Creully at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ellon, 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 Ellon 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 Ellon

Markets in and near Ellon

  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (6km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (7km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (14km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (20km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (23km)
  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (23km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (24km)
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer: market Thursday (24km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (26km)

More information about Ellon, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Ellon, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (59km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (46km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (6km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (8km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (10km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (19km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (24km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (9km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (11km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Cerisy (16km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (23km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (23km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (30km)
  • Roches de Ham (34km)
  • Baie des Veys (37km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (38km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (52km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (16km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (30km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (58km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (25km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Ellon

Canton: Balleroy

Arrondissement: Bayeux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14250

Distance to Ellon

from Caen (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 225 km

from Calais: 264 km

from Nice: 864 km

from Bordeaux: 488 km

from Strasbourg: 620 km

Getting here

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

We have 21 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arganchy, Barbeville, Buceels, Carcagny, Chouain, Conde-sur-Seulles, Ducy-Sainte-Marguerite, Esquay-sur-Seulles, Gueron, Juaye-Mondaye, Lingevres, Monceaux-en-Bessin, Nonant, Ranchy, Saint-Loup-Hors, Saint-Martin-Des-Entrees, Saint-Paul-du-Vernay, Subles, Tilly-sur-Seulles, Trungy and Vaux-sur-Seulles.

This page in French: Visiter Ellon