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Fontaine-le-Pin tourism and travel guide

Photo of Fontaine-le-Pin in Calvados

Photo is of Falaise at 11 km from Fontaine-le-Pin

Visit Fontaine-le-Pin: highlights and tourist information

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Fontaine-le-Pin is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Falaise at 11 km and Caen at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Fontaine-le-Pin, 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-le-Pin in Normandy.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 11 km (direction south-east)

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

See Falaise guide


at 24 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Caen guide


Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction north-east)

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

See Beuvron guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 31 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide


at 31 km (direction east-north-east)

Cambremer is a very picturesque small village, ideally explored as part of...

See Cambremer guide


at 32 km (direction south-east), in the Orne department

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

See Argentan guide


Seaside resort at 37 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Cabourg guide


at 37 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 39 km (direction north-north-east)

The beach is certainly the main attraction at Houlgate,...

See Houlgate guide


at 40 km (direction north-west)

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

See Creully guide
Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

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

The Haras du Pin is the oldest of the national horse...

See Haras du Pin guide


at 42 km (direction east-north-east)

The painstaking rebuilding of Lisieux since the war has gone a long...

See Lisieux guide
Lisieux Basilica

Lisieux Basilica

Church at 42 km (direction east-north-east)

The basilica in Lisieux is a 20th century church built...

See Lisieux Basilica guide


Seaside resort at 44 km (direction north-east)

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

See Villers-sur-Mer guide

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

Map of places to visit near Fontaine-le-Pin


Markets in and near Fontaine-le-Pin

  • Falaise: market Saturday (10km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives: market Monday (19km)
  • Mezidon-Canon: market Sunday (19km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (23km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (24km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (24km)
  • Troarn: market Saturday (24km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (26km)

More information about Fontaine-le-Pin, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Fontaine-le-Pin, France

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

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) (24km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (39km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (40km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (15km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (40km)
  • Sassy (40km)
  • Boutemont (43km)
  • Plantbessin (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (15km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (23km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (25km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (30km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (51km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (30km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (35km)
  • Parc zoologique de Lisieux (49km)

Geography and distances

Fontaine-le-Pin is in the north of France at 24 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Fontaine-le-Pin is 192 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Fontaine-le-Pin

Canton: Bretteville-sur-Laize

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14190

Distance to Fontaine-le-Pin

from Caen (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 192 km

from Calais: 268 km

from Nice: 823 km

from Bordeaux: 460 km

from Strasbourg: 589 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive by car typically by ferry into Cherbourg or Caen on the Normandy coast For driving distances to Fontaine-le-Pin from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 18 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Barbery, Bons-Tassilly, Bretteville-le-Rabet, Estrees-la-Campagne, Grainville-Langannerie, Martainville, Moulines, Ouilly-le-Tesson, Potigny, Saint-Germain-Langot, Saint-Germain-le-Vasson, Saint-Pierre-Canivet, Soulangy, Soumont-Saint-Quentin, Tournebu, Urville, Ussy and Villers-Canivet.

This page in French: Visiter Fontaine-le-Pin

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