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Lion-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

Photo of Lion-sur-Mer in Calvados

Photo is of Caen at 14 km from Lion-sur-Mer

Visit Lion-sur-Mer: highlights and tourist information

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Lion-sur-Mer is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

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!

Caen

Caen

at 14 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Caen guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 15 km (direction east)

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

See Cabourg guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 16 km (direction east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Creully

Creully

at 16 km (direction west)

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

See Creully guide
 
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Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 18 km (direction east)

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

See Houlgate guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 22 km (direction west)

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

See Arromanches guide
Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 23 km (direction east)

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

See Villers-sur-Mer guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Beuvron guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 28 km (direction west)

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

See Bayeux guide
Deauville

Deauville

Seaside resort at 29 km (direction east)

The resort of Deauville, established in the 19th century, is still one...

See Deauville guide
Trouville

Trouville

at 30 km (direction east)

The long established resort at Trouville has retained lots of its 19th...

See Trouville guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 31 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide
Cambremer

Cambremer

at 31 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Cambremer guide
Villerville

Villerville

Seaside resort at 34 km (direction east-north-east)

Less popular than neighbours Deauville and Trouville, the resort at Villerville also...

See Villerville guide

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

Map of places to visit near Lion-sur-Mer

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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

What to do at Lion-sur-Mer? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

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

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

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

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