La Folie tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Folie in Calvados

Visit La Folie: highlights and tourist information

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La Folie is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 45 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: La Folie is 247 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Normandy landing beaches at 14 km and Bayeux at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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La Folie, 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 La Folie 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 La Folie

Markets in and near La Folie

  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (8km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (15km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (18km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (20km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (25km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (27km)
  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise: market Thursday (30km)

More information about La Folie, Normandy

Tourist attractions near La Folie, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (42km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (24km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (8km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (20km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (29km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (30km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (15km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (30km)
  • Argences (43km)
  • Parc du château des Ravalet (61km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Cerisy (10km)
  • Baie des Veys (18km)
  • Roches de Ham (26km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (45km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (45km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (25km)
  • Villers-Bocage (31km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (30km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (33km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: La Folie

Canton: Isigny-sur-Mer

Arrondissement: Bayeux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14710

Distance to La Folie

from Caen (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 247 km

from Calais: 276 km

from Nice: 882 km

from Bordeaux: 493 km

from Strasbourg: 642 km

Getting here

La Folie 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 La Folie from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bernesq, Bricqueville, Cartigny-l'Epinay, Castilly, Colombieres, Les Oubeaux, Lison, Monfreville, Moon-sur-Elle, Saint-Marcouf, Saint-Martin-de-Blagny, Sainte-Marguerite-d'Elle, Tournieres, Trevieres and Vouilly.

This page in French: Visiter La Folie