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Grimbosq tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Caen at 17 km from Grimbosq

Visit Grimbosq: highlights and tourist information

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Grimbosq is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Caen at 17 km and Falaise at 26 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Grimbosq, 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 Grimbosq in Normandy.

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

Caen

Caen

at 17 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Caen guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 26 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Falaise guide
Creully

Creully

at 27 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Creully guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 32 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bayeux guide
 
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Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Beuvron guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 35 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Arromanches guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 37 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 37 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 39 km (direction east-north-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 39 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cambremer guide
Vire

Vire

at 39 km (direction west-south-west)

When you visit Vire be sure to also explore the Route des...

See Vire guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 40 km (direction north-east)

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

See Houlgate guide
Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 45 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Villers-sur-Mer guide
Argentan

Argentan

at 46 km (direction south-east), in the Orne department

Despite extensive war time damage Argentan has retained several sites of interest...

See Argentan guide

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

Map of places to visit near Grimbosq

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Markets in and near Grimbosq

  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (13km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (17km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (17km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (19km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (23km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (25km)
  • Troarn: market Saturday (25km)

More information about Grimbosq, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Grimbosq, France

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

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) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (26km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (26km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (27km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (32km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Brécy (27km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (28km)
  • Plantbessin (31km)
  • Sassy (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (15km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (16km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (17km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (26km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (36km)
  • Roches de Ham (43km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (50km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (15km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (39km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cabourg (36km)
  • Domjean (43km)
  • Touques (52km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (22km)
 
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Geography and distances

Grimbosq is in the north of France at 17 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Grimbosq is 206 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Grimbosq

Canton: Bretteville-sur-Laize

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14220

Distance to Grimbosq

from Caen (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 206 km

from Calais: 269 km

from Nice: 838 km

from Bordeaux: 468 km

from Strasbourg: 602 km

Getting here

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

We have 22 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amaye-sur-Orne, Boulon, Clinchamps-sur-Orne, Croisilles, Curcy-sur-Orne, Espins, Fresney-le-Puceux, Fresney-le-Vieux, Goupillieres, La Caine, Laize-la-Ville, Maizet, May-sur-Orne, Montigny, Moutiers-en-Cinglais, Mutrecy, Ouffieres, Preaux-Bocage, Saint-Laurent-de-Condel, Sainte-Honorine-du-Fay, Trois-Monts and Vacognes-Neuilly.

This page in French: Visiter Grimbosq

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