Espins tourism and travel guide

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Visit Espins: highlights and tourist information

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Espins is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 21 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Espins is 203 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Falaise at 20 km and Caen at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Espins, 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 Espins 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 Espins

Markets in and near Espins

  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (5km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (16km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (19km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (19km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (20km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (20km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (25km)
  • Troarn: market Saturday (26km)

More information about Espins, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Espins, France

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

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) (21km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (31km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (33km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (37km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (25km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (33km)
  • Plantbessin (36km)
  • Sassy (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (11km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (19km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (21km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (29km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (40km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (19km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (42km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cabourg (38km)
  • Domjean (45km)
  • Touques (53km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (25km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Espins

Canton: Thury-Harcourt

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14220

Distance to Espins

from Caen (prefecture): 21 km

from Paris: 203 km

from Calais: 271 km

from Nice: 833 km

from Bordeaux: 463 km

from Strasbourg: 599 km

Getting here

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

We have 21 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Acqueville, Barbery, Boulon, Cesny-Bois-Halbout, Combray, Croisilles, Donnay, Esson, Fresney-le-Vieux, Goupillieres, Grimbosq, Martainville, Meslay, Moulines, Moutiers-en-Cinglais, Ouffieres, Placy, Saint-Laurent-de-Condel, Thury-Harcourt, Tournebu and Trois-Monts.

This page in French: Visiter Espins