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Ellon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ellon in Calvados

Photo is of Bayeux at 6 km from Ellon

Visit Ellon: highlights and tourist information

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Ellon is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

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

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!

Bayeux

Bayeux

at 6 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Bayeux guide
Creully

Creully

at 12 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Creully guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 14 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Arromanches guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 23 km (direction north-west)

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide
 
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Caen

Caen

at 23 km (direction east)

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

See Caen guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 42 km (direction east)

One time favourite of Marcel Proust, Cabourg has one...

See Cabourg guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 43 km (direction east)

In the 'Village of William the Conqueror' at Dives-sur-Mer...

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 45 km (direction east)

The beach is certainly the main attraction at Houlgate, and...

See Houlgate guide
Vire

Vire

at 45 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Vire guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction east)

Part of the Normandy Cider Route, Beuvron has lots...

See Beuvron guide
Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 50 km (direction east)

Villers-sur-Mer is one of several friendly beach resorts along the Normandy...

See Villers-sur-Mer guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 51 km (direction east-south-east)

Best known for its castle, Falaise also has several other interesting monuments...

See Falaise guide
Barfleur

Barfleur

Most Beautiful Village at 65 km (direction north-west), in the Manche department

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

See Barfleur guide

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

Map of places to visit near Ellon

 
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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

What to do at Ellon? 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)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (8km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (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)
 
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Geography and distances

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

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

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

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