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Ernes tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Falaise at 15 km from Ernes

Visit Ernes: highlights and tourist information

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Ernes is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Falaise at 15 km and Cambremer at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Ernes, 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 Ernes in Normandy.

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

Falaise

Falaise

at 15 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Falaise guide
Cambremer

Cambremer

at 20 km (direction north-east)

Cambremer is a very picturesque small village, ideally explored as part...

See Cambremer guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 20 km (direction north-east)

The gardens of the Pays d'Auge are a beautiful mature...

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Beuvron guide
 
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Caen

Caen

at 26 km (direction north-west)

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

See Caen guide
Lisieux

Lisieux

at 29 km (direction east-north-east)

The painstaking rebuilding of Lisieux since the war has gone...

See Lisieux guide
Lisieux Basilica

Lisieux Basilica

Church at 30 km (direction east-north-east)

The basilica in Lisieux is a 20th century church built in tribute...

See Lisieux Basilica guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 30 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 30 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cabourg guide
Argentan

Argentan

at 31 km (direction south-south-east), in the Orne department

Despite extensive war time damage Argentan has retained several sites...

See Argentan guide
Chateau de Boutemont

Chateau de Boutemont

Castle at 32 km (direction east-north-east)

Beautiful chateau and gardens in the Calvados department of...

See Chateau de Boutemont guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 32 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Houlgate guide
Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 35 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Villers-sur-Mer guide
Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

at 37 km (direction south-east), in the Orne department

The Haras du Pin is the oldest of the national...

See Haras du Pin guide

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

Map of places to visit near Ernes

 
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Markets in and near Ernes

  • Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives: market Monday (7km)
  • Mezidon-Canon: market Sunday (7km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (14km)
  • Troarn: market Saturday (19km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (22km)
  • Trun: market Thursday (23km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (25km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Lisieux: market Saturday all day (29km)

More information about Ernes, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Ernes, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (25km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (43km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (43km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (5km)
  • Boutemont (31km)
  • Sassy (40km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Prairie (Caen) (25km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (26km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (27km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (27km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Orbec (39km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (39km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lisieux (37km)
 
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Geography and distances

Ernes is in the north of France at 26 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Ernes is 182 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ernes

Canton: Morteaux-Couliboeuf

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14270

Distance to Ernes

from Caen (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 182 km

from Calais: 257 km

from Nice: 819 km

from Bordeaux: 466 km

from Strasbourg: 578 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Conde-sur-Ifs, Courcy, Fierville-Bray, Jort, Magny-la-Campagne, Maizieres, Olendon, Percy-en-Auge, Rouvres, Sassy, Vendeuvre and Vieux-Fume.

This page in French: Visiter Ernes

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