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Lison tourism and travel guide

Photo of Lison in Calvados

Photo is of Normandy landing beaches at 18 km from Lison

Visit Lison: highlights and tourist information

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Lison is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Normandy landing beaches at 18 km and Bayeux at 25 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Lison, 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 Lison in Normandy.

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

Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 18 km (direction north-east)

70 years on and the Normandy Landing Beches still attract thousands of...

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 25 km (direction east)

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

See Bayeux guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 32 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Arromanches guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 36 km (direction west), in the Manche department

The abbey church at Lessay is an important example of roman style...

See Lessay abbey guide
 
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Creully

Creully

at 37 km (direction east)

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

See Creully guide
Coutances

Coutances

at 39 km (direction west-south-west), in the Manche department

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

See Coutances guide
Vire

Vire

at 47 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Vire guide
Barfleur

Barfleur

Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction north-north-west), in the Manche department

Barfleur is listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France' and...

See Barfleur guide
Caen

Caen

at 50 km (direction east)

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

See Caen guide
Cherbourg

Cherbourg

at 59 km (direction west-north-west), in the Manche department

The port town of Cherbourg has several monuments and museums of interest...

See Cherbourg guide
Granville

Granville

Seaside resort at 61 km (direction south-west), in the Manche department

Granville is best known for its long sandy beach, and the 19th...

See Granville guide

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

Map of places to visit near Lison

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Markets in and near Lison

  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (9km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (13km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (15km)
  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (15km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (16km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (24km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise: market Thursday (27km)
  • Periers: market Saturday (27km)

More information about Lison, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Lison, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (41km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (19km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (10km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (25km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (34km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (35km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (19km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (35km)
  • Argences (39km)
  • Parc du château des Ravalet (58km)
  • Château de Beaurepaire (59km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Cerisy (13km)
  • Baie des Veys (16km)
  • Roches de Ham (25km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (57km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (24km)
  • Villers-Bocage (34km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (35km)
 
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Geography and distances

Lison is in the north of France at 50 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Lison is 251 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Lison

Canton: Isigny-sur-Mer

Arrondissement: Bayeux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14330

Distance to Lison

from Caen (prefecture): 50 km

from Paris: 251 km

from Calais: 280 km

from Nice: 885 km

from Bordeaux: 492 km

from Strasbourg: 646 km

Getting here

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

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Airel, Bricqueville, Cartigny-l'Epinay, Castilly, Colombieres, La Folie, Les Oubeaux, Moon-sur-Elle, Neuilly-la-Foret, Saint-Fromond, Saint-Jean-de-Savigny, Saint-Marcouf, Sainte-Marguerite-d'Elle and Vouilly.

This page in French: Visiter Lison

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