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Visit Falaise: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Best known for its castle, Falaise also has several other interesting monuments in the town centre

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Falaise. For detailed visitor information see the Falaise travel guide.

Falaise is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 34 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Falaise is 186 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Haras du Pin at 31 km and Cambremer at 34 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Falaise, 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 Falaise 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 Falaise


Markets in and near Falaise

Market days in Falaise: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Falaise: market Saturday (0km)
  • Trun: market Thursday (18km)
  • Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives: market Monday (18km)
  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (21km)
  • Mezidon-Canon: market Sunday (22km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (25km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (26km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (32km)
  • Troarn: market Saturday (32km)

More information about Falaise, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Falaise, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (38km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (34km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (49km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (50km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (13km)
  • Sassy (30km)
  • Boutemont (44km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (50km)
  • Plantbessin (55km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (19km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (33km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (35km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (39km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (42km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (44km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Orbec (46km)

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 Jurques (42km)
  • Parc zoologique de Lisieux (49km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Falaise

Canton: Falaise

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14700

Distance to Falaise

from Caen (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 186 km

from Calais: 271 km

from Nice: 813 km

from Bordeaux: 452 km

from Strasbourg: 584 km

Getting here

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

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aubigny, Cordey, Epaney, Eraines, Fourneaux-le-Val, Fresne-la-Mere, La Hoguette, Noron-l'Abbaye, Saint-Martin-de-Mieux, Saint-Pierre-Canivet, Soulangy, Versainville, Villers-Canivet and Villy-Lez-Falaise.

This page in French: Visiter Falaise

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