La Villette tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Villette in Calvados

Visit La Villette: highlights and tourist information

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La Villette is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 33 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: La Villette is 212 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Falaise at 26 km and Vire at 27 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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La Villette, 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 Villette 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 Villette

Markets in and near La Villette

  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (7km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (14km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (25km)
  • Vire: market Friday (26km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (27km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (30km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (33km)

More information about La Villette, Normandy

Tourist attractions near La Villette, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (49km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (33km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (38km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (40km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (42km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (35km)
  • Plantbessin (37km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (41km)
  • Sassy (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (6km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (32km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (33km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (38km)
  • Roches de Ham (39km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (40km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (42km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (59km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (61km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (20km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (35km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (18km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: La Villette

Canton: Thury-Harcourt

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14570

Distance to La Villette

from Caen (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 212 km

from Calais: 284 km

from Nice: 833 km

from Bordeaux: 453 km

from Strasbourg: 609 km

Getting here

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

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cauville, Clecy, Culey-le-Patry, La Chapelle-Engerbold, Le Plessis-Grimoult, Le Vey, Perigny, Pontecoulant, Proussy, Saint-Denis-de-Mere, Saint-Lambert, Saint-Martin-de-Sallen, Saint-Pierre-la-Vieille and Saint-Remy.

This page in French: Visiter La Villette