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Monfreville tourism and travel guide

Photo of Monfreville in Calvados

Photo is of Normandy landing beaches at 13 km from Monfreville

Visit Monfreville: highlights and tourist information

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Monfreville is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Normandy landing beaches at 13 km and Bayeux at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Monfreville, 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 Monfreville in Normandy.

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

Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 13 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 24 km (direction east)

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

See Bayeux guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 30 km (direction east)

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

See Arromanches guide
Creully

Creully

at 36 km (direction east)

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

See Creully guide
 
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Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 37 km (direction west), in the Manche department

The abbey church at Lessay is an important example...

See Lessay abbey guide
Coutances

Coutances

at 43 km (direction west-south-west), in the Manche department

Coutances is well known for its impressive cathedral, built in the...

See Coutances guide
Barfleur

Barfleur

Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction north-north-west), in the Manche department

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

See Barfleur guide
Caen

Caen

at 51 km (direction east)

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

See Caen guide
Cherbourg

Cherbourg

at 55 km (direction west-north-west), in the Manche department

The port town of Cherbourg has several monuments and museums of interest...

See Cherbourg guide

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

Map of places to visit near Monfreville

 
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Markets in and near Monfreville

  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (4km)
  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (9km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (14km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (15km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (22km)
  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise: market Thursday (23km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Periers: market Saturday (30km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (31km)

More information about Monfreville, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Monfreville, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (35km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (19km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (14km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (25km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (33km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (35km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (21km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (35km)
  • Argences (44km)
  • Parc du château des Ravalet (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie des Veys (11km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (17km)
  • Roches de Ham (31km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (61km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (31km)
  • Villers-Bocage (38km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (40km)
 
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Geography and distances

Monfreville is in the north of France at 50 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Monfreville is 252 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Monfreville

Canton: Isigny-sur-Mer

Arrondissement: Bayeux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14230

Distance to Monfreville

from Caen (prefecture): 50 km

from Paris: 252 km

from Calais: 275 km

from Nice: 889 km

from Bordeaux: 498 km

from Strasbourg: 646 km

Getting here

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

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bricqueville, Canchy, Cardonville, Castilly, Colombieres, Deux-Jumeaux, Isigny-sur-Mer, La Cambe, La Folie, Les Oubeaux, Longueville, Neuilly-la-Foret, Osmanville, Saint-Germain-du-Pert and Vouilly.

This page in French: Visiter Monfreville

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