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La Rocque tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Rocque in Calvados

Photo is of Vire at 17 km from La Rocque

Visit La Rocque: highlights and tourist information

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La Rocque is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vire at 17 km and Domfront at 33 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

La Rocque, 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 Rocque in Normandy.

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

Vire

Vire

at 17 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Vire guide
Domfront

Domfront

at 33 km (direction south), in the Orne department

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

See Domfront guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 35 km (direction east)

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

See Falaise guide
Caen

Caen

at 40 km (direction north-east)

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

See Caen guide
 
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Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 42 km (direction south-east), in the Orne department

The town of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is very pleasant, and well known as...

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 43 km (direction south-east)

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

See Bayeux guide
Creully

Creully

at 45 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Creully guide
Argentan

Argentan

at 51 km (direction east-south-east), in the Orne department

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

See Argentan guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 57 km (direction east-north-east)

Part of the Normandy Cider Route, Beuvron has lots...

See Beuvron guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 60 km (direction north-east)

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

See Cabourg guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 61 km (direction north-east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 63 km (direction north-east)

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

See Houlgate guide
Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 69 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Villers-sur-Mer guide

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

Map of places to visit near La Rocque

 
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Markets in and near La Rocque

  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (10km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (15km)
  • Vire: market Friday (16km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Sourdeval: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (28km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (31km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (32km)

More information about La Rocque, Normandy

Tourist attractions near La Rocque, France

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

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (53km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (55km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (39km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (42km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (42km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (43km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (36km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (44km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (16km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (28km)
  • Roches de Ham (31km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (37km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (39km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (40km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (49km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (21km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (28km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (40km)
  • Ducey (54km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (28km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (45km)
  • Cabourg (60km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (14km)
 
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Geography and distances

La Rocque is in the north of France at 40 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: La Rocque is 221 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Rocque

Canton: Vassy

Arrondissement: Vire

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14410

Distance to La Rocque

from Caen (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 221 km

from Calais: 292 km

from Nice: 839 km

from Bordeaux: 451 km

from Strasbourg: 618 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Estry, La Chapelle-Engerbold, Lassy, Le Theil-Bocage, Lenault, Perigny, Pierres, Saint-Germain-du-Crioult, Saint-Jean-le-Blanc, Saint-Vigor-Des-Mezerets and Vassy.

This page in French: Visiter La Rocque

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