Ifs tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ifs in Calvados

Visit Ifs: highlights and tourist information

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Ifs is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 4 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Ifs is 200 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Caen at 4 km and Creully at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ifs, 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 Ifs in Normandy.

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

 
 

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

Map of places to visit near Ifs

Markets in and near Ifs

  • Mondeville: market Thursday (4km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (4km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Troarn: market Saturday (13km)
  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (17km)
  • Ouistreham: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (17km)
  • Ouistreham: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (17km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (20km)
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer: market Thursday (21km)

More information about Ifs, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Ifs, France

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

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) (4km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (21km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (21km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (29km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Brécy (21km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (27km)
  • Plantbessin (33km)
  • Boutemont (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Prairie (Caen) (3km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (5km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (12km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (27km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (39km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (23km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (33km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Ifs

Canton: Caen 10e Canton

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14123

Distance to Ifs

from Caen (prefecture): 4 km

from Paris: 200 km

from Calais: 255 km

from Nice: 840 km

from Bordeaux: 479 km

from Strasbourg: 595 km

Getting here

Ifs 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 Ifs from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 22 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bourguebus, Bretteville-sur-Odon, Caen, Cormelles-le-Royal, Demouville, Eterville, Feuguerolles-Bully, Fleury-sur-Orne, Fontenay-le-Marmion, Garcelles-Secqueville, Giberville, Grentheville, Hubert-Folie, Louvigny, Maltot, May-sur-Orne, Mondeville, Rocquancourt, Saint-Andre-sur-Orne, Saint-Martin-de-Fontenay, Soliers and Tilly-la-Campagne.

This page in French: Visiter Ifs