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Magny-en-Bessin tourism and travel guide

Photo of Magny-en-Bessin in Calvados

Photo is of Bayeux at 4 km from Magny-en-Bessin

Visit Magny-en-Bessin: highlights and tourist information

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Magny-en-Bessin is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Bayeux at 4 km and Arromanches at 5 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Magny-en-Bessin, 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 Magny-en-Bessin in Normandy.

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

Bayeux

Bayeux

at 4 km (direction south-west)

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

See Bayeux guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 5 km (direction north-east)

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

See Arromanches guide
Creully

Creully

at 9 km (direction east)

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

See Creully guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 18 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide
 
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Caen

Caen

at 25 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Caen guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 40 km (direction east)

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

See Cabourg guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 41 km (direction east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 43 km (direction east)

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

See Houlgate guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 47 km (direction east)

Part of the Normandy Cider Route, Beuvron has lots...

See Beuvron guide
Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 48 km (direction east)

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

See Villers-sur-Mer guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 57 km (direction south-east)

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

See Falaise guide
Barfleur

Barfleur

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

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

See Barfleur guide

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

Map of places to visit near Magny-en-Bessin

 
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Markets in and near Magny-en-Bessin

  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (4km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (15km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (15km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (17km)
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer: market Thursday (20km)
  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (21km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (26km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (29km)

More information about Magny-en-Bessin, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Magny-en-Bessin, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (54km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (4km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (8km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (8km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (23km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (26km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Brécy (8km)
  • Plantbessin (15km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (55km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Cerisy (21km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (25km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (26km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (29km)
  • Baie des Veys (35km)
  • Roches de Ham (41km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (46km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (25km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (38km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (34km)
 
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Geography and distances

Magny-en-Bessin is in the north of France at 25 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Magny-en-Bessin is 225 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Magny-en-Bessin

Canton: Ryes

Arrondissement: Bayeux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14400

Distance to Magny-en-Bessin

from Caen (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 225 km

from Calais: 256 km

from Nice: 869 km

from Bordeaux: 497 km

from Strasbourg: 619 km

Getting here

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

We have 22 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arromanches, Asnelles, Bayeux, Bazenville, Commes, Esquay-sur-Seulles, Le Manoir, Longues-sur-Mer, Manvieux, Rucqueville, Ryes, Saint-Come-de-Fresne, Saint-Loup-Hors, Saint-Martin-Des-Entrees, Saint-Vigor-le-Grand, Sommervieu, Sully, Tracy-sur-Mer, Vaucelles, Vaux-sur-Aure, Vaux-sur-Seulles and Vienne-en-Bessin.

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