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Fontenay-le-Marmion tourism and travel guide

Photo of Fontenay-le-Marmion in Calvados

Photo is of Caen at 10 km from Fontenay-le-Marmion

Visit Fontenay-le-Marmion: highlights and tourist information

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Fontenay-le-Marmion is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Caen at 10 km and Beuvron at 25 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Fontenay-le-Marmion, 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 Fontenay-le-Marmion in Normandy.

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

Caen

Caen

at 10 km (direction )

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

See Caen guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction east-north-east)

Part of the Normandy Cider Route, Beuvron has lots of half-timberd houses...

See Beuvron guide
Creully

Creully

at 25 km (direction north-west)

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

See Creully guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 25 km (direction south-east)

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

See Falaise guide
 
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Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 28 km (direction north-east)

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

See Cabourg guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 29 km (direction north-east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 30 km (direction 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 30 km (direction east)

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

See Cambremer guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 31 km (direction north-east)

The beach is certainly the main attraction at Houlgate, and there are...

See Houlgate guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 33 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Bayeux guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 34 km (direction north-west)

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

See Arromanches guide
Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 36 km (direction north-east)

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

See Villers-sur-Mer guide
Lisieux

Lisieux

at 43 km (direction east)

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

See Lisieux guide
Deauville

Deauville

Seaside resort at 43 km (direction east-north-east)

The resort of Deauville, established in the 19th century, is still one...

See Deauville guide

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

Map of places to visit near Fontenay-le-Marmion

 
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Markets in and near Fontenay-le-Marmion

  • Mondeville: market Thursday (9km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (10km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Troarn: market Saturday (16km)
  • Mezidon-Canon: market Sunday (21km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (22km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (22km)
  • Ouistreham: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (22km)

Hotels near Fontenay-le-Marmion

More information about Fontenay-le-Marmion, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Fontenay-le-Marmion, France

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

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) (10km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (25km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (26km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (33km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (23km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (26km)
  • Plantbessin (34km)
  • Boutemont (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Prairie (Caen) (9km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (11km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (18km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (22km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (40km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (22km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (31km)
 
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Geography and distances

Fontenay-le-Marmion is in the north of France at 10 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Fontenay-le-Marmion is 199 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Fontenay-le-Marmion

Canton: Bourguébus

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14320

Distance to Fontenay-le-Marmion

from Caen (prefecture): 10 km

from Paris: 199 km

from Calais: 260 km

from Nice: 836 km

from Bordeaux: 473 km

from Strasbourg: 596 km

Getting here

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

We have 24 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amaye-sur-Orne, Boulon, Bourguebus, Bretteville-sur-Laize, Cintheaux, Clinchamps-sur-Orne, Eterville, Feuguerolles-Bully, Fresney-le-Puceux, Garcelles-Secqueville, Hubert-Folie, Ifs, Laize-la-Ville, Maltot, May-sur-Orne, Mutrecy, Rocquancourt, Saint-Aignan-de-Cramesnil, Saint-Andre-sur-Orne, Saint-Laurent-de-Condel, Saint-Martin-de-Fontenay, Soliers, Tilly-la-Campagne and Vieux.

This page in French: Visiter Fontenay-le-Marmion

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