Maisons tourism and travel guide

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Visit Maisons: highlights and tourist information

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Maisons is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 31 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Maisons is 231 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Bayeux at 5 km and Arromanches at 10 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Maisons, 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 Maisons 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 Maisons

Markets in and near Maisons

  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (4km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (12km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (18km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (21km)
  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (23km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer: market Thursday (26km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (27km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (32km)

More information about Maisons, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Maisons, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (48km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (40km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (5km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (13km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (13km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (14km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (18km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (32km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (12km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (14km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Cerisy (17km)
  • Baie des Veys (29km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (31km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (32km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (35km)
  • Roches de Ham (38km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (49km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (27km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (35km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (42km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (34km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Maisons

Canton: Trévières

Arrondissement: Bayeux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14400

Distance to Maisons

from Caen (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 231 km

from Calais: 260 km

from Nice: 874 km

from Bordeaux: 498 km

from Strasbourg: 625 km

Getting here

Maisons 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 Maisons from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 19 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Barbeville, Bayeux, Commes, Cottun, Crouay, Cussy, Etreham, Longues-sur-Mer, Mosles, Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, Russy, Saint-Loup-Hors, Saint-Martin-Des-Entrees, Saint-Vigor-le-Grand, Sainte-Honorine-Des-Pertes, Sully, Tour-en-Bessin, Vaucelles and Vaux-sur-Aure.

This page in French: Visiter Maisons