Meslay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Meslay in Calvados

Visit Meslay: highlights and tourist information

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Meslay is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 26 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Meslay is 201 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Falaise at 17 km and Caen at 26 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Meslay, 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 Meslay 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 Meslay

Markets in and near Meslay

  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (16km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (16km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (19km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (25km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (25km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Mezidon-Canon: market Sunday (27km)
  • Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives: market Monday (28km)

More information about Meslay, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Meslay, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (47km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (26km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (36km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (38km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (42km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (24km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (38km)
  • Plantbessin (40km)
  • Sassy (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (7km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (25km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (26km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (33km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (44km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (55km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (23km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (43km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (26km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Meslay

Canton: Thury-Harcourt

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14220

Distance to Meslay

from Caen (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 201 km

from Calais: 274 km

from Nice: 828 km

from Bordeaux: 458 km

from Strasbourg: 598 km

Getting here

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

We have 20 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Acqueville, Angoville, Bonnoeil, Cesny-Bois-Halbout, Combray, Croisilles, Donnay, Espins, Esson, Fresney-le-Vieux, La Pommeraye, Le Vey, Martainville, Moulines, Pierrefitte-en-Cinglais, Placy, Saint-Germain-Langot, Saint-Omer, Thury-Harcourt and Tournebu.

This page in French: Visiter Meslay