Mathieu tourism and travel guide

Photo of Mathieu in Calvados

Visit Mathieu: highlights and tourist information

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Mathieu is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 8 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Mathieu is 203 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Caen at 8 km and Creully at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Mathieu, 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 Mathieu 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 Mathieu

Markets in and near Mathieu

  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (4km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer: market Thursday (8km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (9km)
  • Ouistreham: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (9km)
  • Ouistreham: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (9km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (10km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (10km)
  • Troarn: market Saturday (16km)
  • Cabourg: market Thursday & Monday & Saturday - seasonal market only (19km)

More information about Mathieu, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Mathieu, France

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

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) (8km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (15km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (15km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (24km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Brécy (14km)
  • Plantbessin (31km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (37km)
  • Boutemont (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pegasus Bridge (7km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (7km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (9km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (38km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (39km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (28km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (51km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (39km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Mathieu

Canton: Douvres-la-Délivrande

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14920

Distance to Mathieu

from Caen (prefecture): 8 km

from Paris: 203 km

from Calais: 246 km

from Nice: 850 km

from Bordeaux: 492 km

from Strasbourg: 598 km

Getting here

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

We have 22 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anguerny, Anisy, Authie, Basly, Beny-sur-Mer, Bieville-Beuville, Blainville-sur-Orne, Cairon, Cambes-en-Plaine, Colleville-Montgomery, Colomby-sur-Thaon, Cresserons, Douvres-la-Delivrande, Epron, Fontaine-Henry, Hermanville-sur-Mer, Herouville-Saint-Clair, Lion-sur-Mer, Periers-sur-le-Dan, Plumetot, Saint-Contest and Villons-les-Buissons.

This page in French: Visiter Mathieu