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May-sur-Orne tourism and travel guide

Photo of May-sur-Orne in Calvados

Photo is of Caen at 10 km from May-sur-Orne

Visit May-sur-Orne: highlights and tourist information

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May-sur-Orne is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

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

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!

Caen

Caen

at 10 km (direction )

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

See Caen guide
Creully

Creully

at 24 km (direction north-west)

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

See Creully guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Beuvron guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 26 km (direction south-east)

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

See Falaise guide
 
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Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 29 km (direction north-east)

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

See Cabourg guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 29 km (direction north-east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 31 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Bayeux guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 31 km (direction east)

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

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide
Cambremer

Cambremer

at 31 km (direction east)

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

See Cambremer guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 32 km (direction north-east)

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

See Houlgate guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 33 km (direction north-west)

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

See Arromanches guide
Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 37 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Villers-sur-Mer guide
Deauville

Deauville

Seaside resort at 44 km (direction east-north-east)

The resort of Deauville, established in the 19th century, is...

See Deauville guide
Lisieux

Lisieux

at 44 km (direction east)

The painstaking rebuilding of Lisieux since the war has gone...

See Lisieux guide

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

Map of places to visit near May-sur-Orne

 
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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

What to do at May-sur-Orne? 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)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (24km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (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)
 
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Geography and distances

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

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

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

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