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Le Desert tourism and travel guide

Photo of Le Desert in Calvados

Photo is of Vire at 9 km from Le Desert

Visit Le Desert: highlights and tourist information

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Le Desert is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vire at 9 km and Domfront at 37 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Le Desert, 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 Le Desert in Normandy.

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

Vire

Vire

at 9 km (direction south-west)

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

See Vire guide
Domfront

Domfront

at 37 km (direction south-south-east), in the Orne department

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

See Domfront guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 42 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Bayeux guide
Caen

Caen

at 45 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Caen guide
 
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Falaise

Falaise

at 46 km (direction east)

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

See Falaise guide
Creully

Creully

at 47 km (direction north-east)

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

See Creully guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 49 km (direction south-east), in the Orne department

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

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
Coutances

Coutances

at 50 km (direction west-north-west), in the Manche department

Coutances is well known for its impressive cathedral, built in the 113th...

See Coutances guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 50 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Arromanches guide

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

Map of places to visit near Le Desert

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Markets in and near Le Desert

  • Vire: market Friday (9km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (18km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (19km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (20km)
  • Sourdeval: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (31km)

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Tourist attractions near Le Desert, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (57km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (34km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (42km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (43km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (45km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (33km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (19km)
  • Roches de Ham (21km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (26km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (32km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (44km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (45km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (54km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (19km)
  • Villers-Bocage (23km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (31km)
  • Ducey (47km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (18km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (12km)
  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (38km)
 
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Geography and distances

Le Desert is in the north of France at 45 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Le Desert is 231 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Le Desert

Canton: Vassy

Arrondissement: Vire

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14350

Distance to Le Desert

from Caen (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 231 km

from Calais: 297 km

from Nice: 848 km

from Bordeaux: 453 km

from Strasbourg: 629 km

Getting here

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

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaulieu, Burcy, Carville, Chenedolle, Estry, Etouvy, La Graverie, Le Beny-Bocage, Le Reculey, Montchamp, Montchauvet, Pierres, Presles and Saint-Charles-de-Percy.

This page in French: Visiter Le Desert

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