Fontenay-le-Pesnel tourism and travel guide

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Visit Fontenay-le-Pesnel: highlights and tourist information

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Fontenay-le-Pesnel is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 15 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Fontenay-le-Pesnel is 216 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Creully at 13 km and Caen at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Fontenay-le-Pesnel, 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-Pesnel in Normandy.

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

 
 

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Map of places to visit near Fontenay-le-Pesnel

Markets in and near Fontenay-le-Pesnel

  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (4km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (16km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (17km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (19km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (20km)
  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (20km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (22km)

More information about Fontenay-le-Pesnel, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Fontenay-le-Pesnel, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (10km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (10km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (12km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (15km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (16km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (26km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Brécy (12km)
  • Plantbessin (16km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (41km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (15km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (15km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (23km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (23km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (30km)
  • Roches de Ham (37km)
  • Baie des Veys (47km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (52km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (11km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (33km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (23km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Fontenay-le-Pesnel

Canton: Tilly-sur-Seulles

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14250

Distance to Fontenay-le-Pesnel

from Caen (prefecture): 15 km

from Paris: 216 km

from Calais: 263 km

from Nice: 854 km

from Bordeaux: 482 km

from Strasbourg: 612 km

Getting here

Fontenay-le-Pesnel 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 Fontenay-le-Pesnel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 23 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Audrieu, Brouay, Buceels, Cheux, Chouain, Conde-sur-Seulles, Cristot, Gavrus, Grainville-sur-Odon, Hottot-les-Bagues, Juvigny-sur-Seulles, Le Mesnil-Patry, Loucelles, Missy, Mondrainville, Noyers-Bocage, Putot-en-Bessin, Saint-Manvieu-Norrey, Saint-Vaast-sur-Seulles, Tessel, Tilly-sur-Seulles, Tourville-sur-Odon and Vendes.

This page in French: Visiter Fontenay-le-Pesnel