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Jurques tourism and travel guide

Photo of Jurques in Calvados

Photo is of Vire at 23 km from Jurques

Visit Jurques: highlights and tourist information

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Jurques is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Tourist classifications for Jurques include "zoo or wildlife park".

Popular places to visit nearby include Vire at 23 km and Bayeux at 29 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Jurques, 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 Jurques in Normandy.

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

Vire

Vire

at 23 km (direction south-west)

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

See Vire guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 29 km (direction south-west)

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

See Bayeux guide
Caen

Caen

at 33 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Caen guide
Creully

Creully

at 33 km (direction north-east)

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

See Creully guide
 
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Arromanches

Arromanches

at 37 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Arromanches guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 41 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 42 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Falaise guide
Domfront

Domfront

at 48 km (direction south-south-east), in the Orne department

The castle forms an excellent backdrop to the cobbled streets in the...

See Domfront guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 55 km (direction east-north-east)

One time favourite of Marcel Proust, Cabourg has one of the longest...

See Cabourg guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 55 km (direction east-north-east)

In the 'Village of William the Conqueror' at Dives-sur-Mer artisans and artists...

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 58 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Houlgate guide

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

Map of places to visit near Jurques

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Markets in and near Jurques

  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (8km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (18km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (19km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Vire: market Friday (23km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (23km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (27km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (28km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (29km)

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Tourist attractions near Jurques, France

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

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (52km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (24km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (29km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (29km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (31km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (33km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (21km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (32km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Cerisy (22km)
  • Roches de Ham (22km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (23km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (31km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (32km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (33km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (42km)
  • Baie des Veys (49km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (9km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (18km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (41km)
  • Ducey (60km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (22km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (47km)
 
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Geography and distances

Jurques is in the north of France at 33 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Jurques is 226 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Jurques

Canton: Aunay-sur-Odon

Arrondissement: Vire

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14260

Distance to Jurques

from Caen (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 226 km

from Calais: 284 km

from Nice: 852 km

from Bordeaux: 465 km

from Strasbourg: 623 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bremoy, Cahagnes, Coulvain, La Bigne, Le Mesnil-Auzouf, Les Loges, Maisoncelles-Pelvey, Montamy, Ondefontaine, Saint-Georges-d'Aunay, Saint-Pierre-du-Fresne and Saint-Pierre-Tarentaine.

This page in French: Visiter Jurques

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