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Espins tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Falaise at 20 km from Espins

Visit Espins: highlights and tourist information

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Espins is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

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!

Falaise

Falaise

at 20 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Falaise guide
Caen

Caen

at 21 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Caen guide
Creully

Creully

at 33 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Creully guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Beuvron guide
 
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Bayeux

Bayeux

at 37 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bayeux guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 38 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide
Cambremer

Cambremer

at 38 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cambremer guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 39 km (direction north-east)

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

See Cabourg guide
Vire

Vire

at 39 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Vire guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 39 km (direction north-east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Argentan

Argentan

at 41 km (direction east-south-east), in the Orne department

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

See Argentan guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 41 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Arromanches guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 42 km (direction 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 46 km (direction north-east)

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

See Villers-sur-Mer guide

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

Map of places to visit near Espins

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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

What to do at Espins? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

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

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

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

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