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Le Detroit tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Falaise at 12 km from Le Detroit

Visit Le Detroit: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Falaise at 12 km and Argentan at 28 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Le Detroit, 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 Detroit in Normandy.

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

Falaise

Falaise

at 12 km (direction east)

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

See Falaise guide
Argentan

Argentan

at 28 km (direction east-south-east), in the Orne department

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

See Argentan guide
Caen

Caen

at 35 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Caen guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 36 km (direction south-south-west), in the Orne department

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

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
 
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Domfront

Domfront

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

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

See Domfront guide
Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

at 39 km (direction east-south-east), in the Orne department

The Haras du Pin is the oldest of the national horse...

See Haras du Pin guide
Vire

Vire

at 40 km (direction west)

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

See Vire guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction north-east)

Part of the Normandy Cider Route, Beuvron has lots of half-timberd...

See Beuvron guide
Cambremer

Cambremer

at 43 km (direction north-east)

Cambremer is a very picturesque small village, ideally explored as part...

See Cambremer guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 43 km (direction north-east)

The gardens of the Pays d'Auge are a beautiful mature garden set...

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide
Sees

Sees

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

The cathedral is the famous attraction at Sees, but...

See Sees guide
Creully

Creully

at 48 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Creully guide
Lassay-les-Chateaux

Lassay-les-Chateaux

at 49 km (direction south-south-west), in the Mayenne department

Small town with two 15th century castles and a...

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 50 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Cabourg guide

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

Map of places to visit near Le Detroit

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Markets in and near Le Detroit

  • Falaise: market Saturday (11km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (15km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (19km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (27km)
  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (27km)
  • Trun: market Thursday (28km)
  • Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives: market Monday (29km)
  • Mezidon-Canon: market Sunday (31km)

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Tourist attractions near Le Detroit, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (37km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (43km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (35km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (47km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (24km)
  • Sassy (34km)
  • Plantbessin (50km)
  • Boutemont (55km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (10km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (34km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (36km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (42km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (45km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (47km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (53km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (33km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Fraimbault (49km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (33km)
 
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Geography and distances

Le Detroit is in the north of France at 35 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Le Detroit is 197 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Le Detroit

Canton: Falaise-Nord

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14690

Distance to Le Detroit

from Caen (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 197 km

from Calais: 280 km

from Nice: 819 km

from Bordeaux: 448 km

from Strasbourg: 594 km

Getting here

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

We have 19 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Breel, Cossesseville, Fourneaux-le-Val, La Pommeraye, Le Mesnil-Villement, Leffard, Les IsLes Bardel, Les Loges-Saulces, Martigny-sur-l'Ante, Menil-Hermei, Menil-Hubert-sur-Orne, Menil-Vin, Pierrefitte-en-Cinglais, Pierrepont, Pont-d'Ouilly, Rapilly, Saint-Philbert-sur-Orne, Segrie-Fontaine and Treprel.

This page in French: Visiter Le Detroit

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