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Monts-en-Bessin tourism and travel guide

Photo of Monts-en-Bessin in Calvados

Photo is of Caen at 19 km from Monts-en-Bessin

Visit Monts-en-Bessin: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Caen at 19 km and Bayeux at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Monts-en-Bessin, 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 Monts-en-Bessin in Normandy.

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

Caen

Caen

at 19 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Caen guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 20 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Bayeux guide
Creully

Creully

at 20 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Creully guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 25 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Arromanches guide
 
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Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 36 km (direction north-west)

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Vire

Vire

at 37 km (direction south-west)

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

See Vire guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 39 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Falaise guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 41 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cabourg guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 41 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction east)

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

See Beuvron guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

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

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

See Houlgate guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 48 km (direction east)

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

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide
Cambremer

Cambremer

at 48 km (direction east)

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

See Cambremer guide
Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 49 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Villers-sur-Mer guide

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

Map of places to visit near Monts-en-Bessin

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Markets in and near Monts-en-Bessin

  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (5km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (7km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (10km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (19km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (22km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (24km)
  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (26km)

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Tourist attractions near Monts-en-Bessin, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (16km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (16km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (18km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (19km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (20km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (26km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (17km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (19km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (41km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Prairie (Caen) (18km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (19km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (22km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (25km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (28km)
  • Roches de Ham (33km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (46km)
  • Baie des Veys (49km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (5km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (29km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (16km)
 
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Geography and distances

Monts-en-Bessin is in the north of France at 19 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Monts-en-Bessin is 217 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Monts-en-Bessin

Canton: Villers-Bocage

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14310

Distance to Monts-en-Bessin

from Caen (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 217 km

from Calais: 269 km

from Nice: 851 km

from Bordeaux: 475 km

from Strasbourg: 614 km

Getting here

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

We have 20 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Banneville-sur-Ajon, Bougy, Cheux, Epinay-sur-Odon, Grainville-sur-Odon, Hottot-les-Bagues, Juvigny-sur-Seulles, Landes-sur-Ajon, Le Locheur, Missy, Noyers-Bocage, Parfouru-sur-Odon, Saint-Louet-sur-Seulles, Saint-Vaast-sur-Seulles, Tessel, Tournay-sur-Odon, Vacognes-Neuilly, Vendes, Villers-Bocage and Villy-Bocage.

This page in French: Visiter Monts-en-Bessin

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