Monceaux-en-Bessin tourism and travel guide

Photo of Monceaux-en-Bessin in Calvados

Photo is of Bayeux at 3 km from Monceaux-en-Bessin

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Monceaux-en-Bessin is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Monceaux-en-Bessin in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Bayeux at 3 km and Arromanches at 12 km.

Monceaux-en-Bessin, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Bayeux

Bayeux

at 3 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Bayeux guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 12 km (direction north-east)

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

See Arromanches guide
Creully

Creully

at 12 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Creully guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 20 km (direction west-north-west)

70 years on and the Normandy Landing Beches still attract thousands of...

See Normandy landing beaches guide
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Caen

Caen

at 25 km (direction east)

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

See Caen guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 42 km (direction east)

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

See Cabourg guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 43 km (direction east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 45 km (direction east)

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

See Houlgate guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction east)

Part of the Normandy Cider Route, Beuvron has lots of half-timberd houses...

See Beuvron guide
Vire

Vire

at 48 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Vire guide
Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 51 km (direction east)

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

See Villers-sur-Mer guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 54 km (direction south-east)

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

See Falaise guide
Barfleur

Barfleur

Most Beautiful Village at 62 km (direction north-west), in the Manche department

Barfleur is listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France' and the...

See Barfleur guide

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Markets in and near Monceaux-en-Bessin

  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (4km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (9km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (13km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (19km)
  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (24km)
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer: market Thursday (24km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (26km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (26km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (28km)

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Tourist attractions near Monceaux-en-Bessin, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (56km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (44km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (3km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (8km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (10km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (18km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (25km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (9km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (10km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Cerisy (16km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (24km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (25km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (30km)
  • Baie des Veys (35km)
  • Roches de Ham (35km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (41km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (19km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (32km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (28km)
 
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Geography and distances

Monceaux-en-Bessin is in the north of France at 25 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Monceaux-en-Bessin is 226 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Monceaux-en-Bessin

Canton: Bayeux

Arrondissement: Bayeux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14400

Distance to Monceaux-en-Bessin

from Caen (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 226 km

from Calais: 262 km

from Nice: 866 km

from Bordeaux: 491 km

from Strasbourg: 621 km

Getting here

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

We have 27 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Agy, Arganchy, Barbeville, Bayeux, Carcagny, Chouain, Conde-sur-Seulles, Cussy, Ducy-Sainte-Marguerite, Ellon, Esquay-sur-Seulles, Gueron, Juaye-Mondaye, Nonant, Ranchy, Saint-Loup-Hors, Saint-Martin-Des-Entrees, Saint-Vigor-le-Grand, Sommervieu, Subles, Sully, Tour-en-Bessin, Trungy, Vaucelles, Vaux-sur-Aure, Vaux-sur-Seulles and Vienne-en-Bessin.

This page in French: Visiter Monceaux-en-Bessin

 
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