Gefosse-Fontenay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Gefosse-Fontenay in Calvados

Photo is of Normandy landing beaches at 15 km from Gefosse-Fontenay

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Gefosse-Fontenay 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 Gefosse-Fontenay in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Normandy landing beaches at 15 km and Bayeux at 30 km.

Gefosse-Fontenay, 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 15 km (direction east)

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

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at 30 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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at 34 km (direction east)

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

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Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 36 km (direction west-south-west), in the Manche department

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction north-north-west), in the Manche department

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

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at 41 km (direction east)

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

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at 45 km (direction south-west), in the Manche department

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

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

The port town of Cherbourg has several monuments and museums of interest and a...

See Cherbourg guide

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Markets in and near Gefosse-Fontenay

  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (4km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (5km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (13km)
  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise: market Thursday (17km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (21km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (28km)
  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue: market Saturday (28km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Quettehou: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Periers: market Saturday (30km)

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Tourist attractions near Gefosse-Fontenay, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (28km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (16km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (22km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (39km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (39km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (28km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (40km)
  • Argences (46km)
  • Parc du château des Ravalet (47km)
  • Château de Beaurepaire (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie des Veys (3km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (25km)
  • Roches de Ham (38km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (38km)
  • Villers-Bocage (45km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (47km)

Geography and distances

Gefosse-Fontenay is in the north of France at 56 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Gefosse-Fontenay is 257 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gefosse-Fontenay

Canton: Isigny-sur-Mer

Arrondissement: Bayeux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14230

Distance to Gefosse-Fontenay

from Caen (prefecture): 56 km

from Paris: 257 km

from Calais: 274 km

from Nice: 896 km

from Bordeaux: 505 km

from Strasbourg: 651 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cardonville, Grandcamp-Maisy, Isigny-sur-Mer, Les Veys, Osmanville and Saint-Germain-du-Pert.

This page in French: Visiter Gefosse-Fontenay