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Martainville tourism and travel guide

Photo of Martainville in Calvados

Photo is of Falaise at 14 km from Martainville

Visit Martainville: highlights and tourist information

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Martainville is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Falaise at 14 km and Caen at 26 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Martainville, 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 Martainville in Normandy.

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

Falaise

Falaise

at 14 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Falaise guide
Caen

Caen

at 26 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Caen guide
Argentan

Argentan

at 34 km (direction east-south-east), in the Orne department

Despite extensive war time damage Argentan has retained several sites of...

See Argentan guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction north-east)

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

See Beuvron guide
 
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Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 37 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide
Cambremer

Cambremer

at 37 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cambremer guide
Creully

Creully

at 39 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Creully guide
Vire

Vire

at 41 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Vire guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 41 km (direction north-east)

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

See Cabourg guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 41 km (direction north-east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 44 km (direction north-east)

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

See Houlgate guide
Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

at 44 km (direction east-south-east), in the Orne department

The Haras du Pin is the oldest of the national horse...

See Haras du Pin guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 44 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bayeux guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 45 km (direction south), in the Orne department

The town of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is very pleasant, and well known...

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide

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

Map of places to visit near Martainville

 
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Markets in and near Martainville

  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (13km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (18km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (22km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (25km)
  • Mezidon-Canon: market Sunday (25km)
  • Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives: market Monday (25km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (25km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (28km)

More information about Martainville, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Martainville, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (46km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (26km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (38km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (39km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (44km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (21km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (39km)
  • Sassy (42km)
  • Plantbessin (42km)
  • Boutemont (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (9km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (25km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (26km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (33km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (47km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (53km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (26km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (30km)
 
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Geography and distances

Martainville is in the north of France at 26 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Martainville is 198 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Martainville

Canton: Thury-Harcourt

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14220

Distance to Martainville

from Caen (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 198 km

from Calais: 273 km

from Nice: 826 km

from Bordeaux: 458 km

from Strasbourg: 595 km

Getting here

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

We have 19 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Acqueville, Angoville, Bonnoeil, Cesny-Bois-Halbout, Combray, Donnay, Espins, Fontaine-le-Pin, Fresney-le-Vieux, La Pommeraye, Leffard, Meslay, Moulines, Pierrefitte-en-Cinglais, Placy, Saint-Germain-Langot, Saint-Germain-le-Vasson, Tournebu and Ussy.

This page in French: Visiter Martainville

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