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Fontaine-Henry tourism and travel guide

Photo of Fontaine-Henry in Calvados

Photo is of Creully at 6 km from Fontaine-Henry

Visit Fontaine-Henry: highlights and tourist information

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Fontaine-Henry is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 12 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Fontaine-Henry is 210 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Creully at 6 km and Caen at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Fontaine-Henry, 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 Fontaine-Henry 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 Fontaine-Henry


Markets in and near Fontaine-Henry

  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (6km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (6km)
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer: market Thursday (8km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (13km)
  • Ouistreham: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (15km)
  • Ouistreham: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (15km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (15km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (17km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)

More information about Fontaine-Henry, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Fontaine-Henry, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (10km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (10km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (12km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (18km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (36km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Brécy (8km)
  • Plantbessin (26km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (11km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (13km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (14km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (33km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (41km)
  • Roches de Ham (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (26km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (47km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cabourg (24km)
  • Touques (41km)
  • Domjean (53km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (37km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Fontaine-Henry

Canton: Creully

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14610

Distance to Fontaine-Henry

from Caen (prefecture): 12 km

from Paris: 210 km

from Calais: 248 km

from Nice: 856 km

from Bordeaux: 494 km

from Strasbourg: 604 km

Getting here

Fontaine-Henry 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 Fontaine-Henry from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 25 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amblie, Anguerny, Anisy, Banville, Basly, Beny-sur-Mer, Cairon, Cambes-en-Plaine, Colombiers-sur-Seulles, Colomby-sur-Thaon, Cully, Douvres-la-Delivrande, Graye-sur-Mer, Langrune-sur-Mer, Lantheuil, Lasson, Le Fresne-Camilly, Mathieu, Reviers, Rosel, Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer, Secqueville-en-Bessin, Thaon, Tierceville and Villons-les-Buissons.

This page in French: Visiter Fontaine-Henry

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