Lion-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

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Visit Lion-sur-Mer: highlights and tourist information

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Lion-sur-Mer is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 14 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Lion-sur-Mer is 201 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Caen at 14 km and Cabourg at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Lion-sur-Mer, 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 Lion-sur-Mer 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 Lion-sur-Mer

Markets in and near Lion-sur-Mer

  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (4km)
  • Ouistreham: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (5km)
  • Ouistreham: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (5km)
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer: market Thursday (6km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (11km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (14km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (14km)
  • Cabourg: market Thursday & Monday & Saturday - seasonal market only (15km)
  • Cabourg: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (15km)

More information about Lion-sur-Mer, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Lion-sur-Mer, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Lion-sur-Mer.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (13km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (18km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (20km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (28km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Brécy (18km)
  • Plantbessin (36km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (39km)
  • Boutemont (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pegasus Bridge (7km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (13km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (15km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (43km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (45km)
  • Falaises d'Etretat (59km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (35km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (46km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Lion-sur-Mer

Canton: Douvres-la-Délivrande

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14780

Distance to Lion-sur-Mer

from Caen (prefecture): 14 km

from Paris: 201 km

from Calais: 240 km

from Nice: 851 km

from Bordeaux: 497 km

from Strasbourg: 594 km

Getting here

Lion-sur-Mer 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 Lion-sur-Mer from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anisy, Colleville-Montgomery, Cresserons, Douvres-la-Delivrande, Hermanville-sur-Mer, Langrune-sur-Mer, Luc-sur-Mer, Mathieu, Ouistreham, Periers-sur-le-Dan, Plumetot, Saint-Aubin-d'Arquenay and Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer.

This page in French: Visiter Lion-sur-Mer