Esson tourism and travel guide

Photo of Esson in Calvados

Visit Esson: highlights and tourist information

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Esson is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 25 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Esson is 205 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Falaise at 21 km and Caen at 25 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Esson, 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 Esson 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 Esson

Markets in and near Esson

  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (3km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (14km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (14km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (20km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (25km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (25km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (27km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (29km)

More information about Esson, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Esson, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (50km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (25km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (34km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (36km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (39km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (27km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (36km)
  • Plantbessin (36km)
  • Sassy (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (6km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (24km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (26km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (34km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (40km)
  • Roches de Ham (43km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (46km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (19km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (39km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (42km)
  • Cabourg (43km)
  • Touques (58km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (22km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Esson

Canton: Thury-Harcourt

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14220

Distance to Esson

from Caen (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 205 km

from Calais: 276 km

from Nice: 832 km

from Bordeaux: 459 km

from Strasbourg: 602 km

Getting here

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

We have 17 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Angoville, Cesny-Bois-Halbout, Clecy, Combray, Croisilles, Culey-le-Patry, Curcy-sur-Orne, Donnay, Espins, Fresney-le-Vieux, Le Vey, Meslay, Placy, Saint-Martin-de-Sallen, Saint-Omer, Saint-Remy and Thury-Harcourt.

This page in French: Visiter Esson