Formigny tourism and travel guide

Photo of Formigny in Calvados

Photo is of Normandy landing beaches at 5 km from Formigny

Visit Formigny: highlights and tourist information

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Formigny is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Formigny in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Normandy landing beaches at 5 km and Bayeux at 16 km.

Formigny, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 5 km (direction north-north-east)

70 years on and the Normandy Landing Beches still attract thousands of...

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Bayeux guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 20 km (direction east)

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

See Arromanches guide
Creully

Creully

at 27 km (direction east)

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

See Creully guide
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Caen

Caen

at 42 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Caen guide
Barfleur

Barfleur

Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction north-west), in the Manche department

Barfleur is listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France' and the...

See Barfleur guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 48 km (direction west), in the Manche department

The abbey church at Lessay is an important example of roman style...

See Lessay abbey guide
Coutances

Coutances

at 53 km (direction west-south-west), in the Manche department

Coutances is well known for its impressive cathedral, built in the 113th...

See Coutances guide

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Markets in and near Formigny

  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (10km)
  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (12km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (25km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (27km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (28km)
  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise: market Thursday (31km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (32km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (33km)

More information about Formigny, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Formigny, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (39km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (29km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (15km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (25km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (25km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (25km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (16km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (25km)
  • Argences (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Cerisy (16km)
  • Baie des Veys (18km)
  • Roches de Ham (36km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (42km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (33km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (34km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (40km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (38km)
 
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Geography and distances

Formigny is in the north of France at 42 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Formigny is 243 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Formigny

Canton: Trévières

Arrondissement: Bayeux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14710

Distance to Formigny

from Caen (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 243 km

from Calais: 266 km

from Nice: 884 km

from Bordeaux: 501 km

from Strasbourg: 637 km

Getting here

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

We have 20 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aignerville, Asnieres-en-Bessin, Bricqueville, Colleville-sur-Mer, Colombieres, Deux-Jumeaux, Ecrammeville, Englesqueville-la-Percee, Longueville, Louvieres, Mandeville-en-Bessin, Mosles, Normandy landing beaches, Rubercy, Russy, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Saint-Pierre-du-Mont, Surrain, Trevieres and Vierville-sur-Mer.

This page in French: Visiter Formigny

 
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