May-sur-Orne tourism and travel guide

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Visit May-sur-Orne: highlights and tourist information

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May-sur-Orne is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 10 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: May-sur-Orne is 201 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Caen at 10 km and Creully at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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May-sur-Orne, 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 May-sur-Orne 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 May-sur-Orne

Markets in and near May-sur-Orne

  • Mondeville: market Thursday (9km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (9km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Troarn: market Saturday (17km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (20km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (21km)
  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (22km)
  • Mezidon-Canon: market Sunday (22km)

More information about May-sur-Orne, Normandy

Tourist attractions near May-sur-Orne, France

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

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) (10km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (24km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (24km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (31km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Brécy (25km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (25km)
  • Plantbessin (33km)
  • Boutemont (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Prairie (Caen) (9km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (10km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (18km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (22km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (39km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (20km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (45km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (29km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: May-sur-Orne

Canton: Bourguébus

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14320

Distance to May-sur-Orne

from Caen (prefecture): 10 km

from Paris: 201 km

from Calais: 260 km

from Nice: 838 km

from Bordeaux: 474 km

from Strasbourg: 597 km

Getting here

May-sur-Orne 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 May-sur-Orne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 22 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amaye-sur-Orne, Boulon, Bourguebus, Bretteville-sur-Laize, Clinchamps-sur-Orne, Eterville, Feuguerolles-Bully, Fontaine-Etoupefour, Fontenay-le-Marmion, Fresney-le-Puceux, Grimbosq, Hubert-Folie, Ifs, Laize-la-Ville, Maltot, Mutrecy, Rocquancourt, Saint-Andre-sur-Orne, Saint-Martin-de-Fontenay, Soliers, Tilly-la-Campagne and Vieux.

This page in French: Visiter May-sur-Orne