Normandy landing beaches tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: 70 years on and the Normandy Landing Beches still attract thousands of visitors interested in the D-Day landings in 1944.

Normandy landing beaches is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Normandy landing beaches. For detailed visitor information see the Normandy landing beaches travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Normandy landing beaches in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Arromanches at 20 km and Creully at 27 km.

Normandy landing beaches, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 17 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Bayeux guide


at 20 km (direction east)

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

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at 27 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Creully guide


Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction north-west), in the Manche department

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

See Barfleur guide


at 44 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Caen guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 50 km (direction west-south-west), in the Manche department

The abbey church at Lessay is an important example of roman style...

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at 56 km (direction west-south-west), in the Manche department

Coutances is well known for its impressive cathedral, built in the 113th...

See Coutances guide

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Markets in and near Normandy landing beaches

  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (11km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (15km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (27km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (29km)
  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise: market Thursday (31km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (32km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (32km)
  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue: market Saturday (36km)

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Tourist attractions near Normandy landing beaches, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (36km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (31km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (18km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (20km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (26km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (26km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (20km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (26km)
  • Argences (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie des Veys (18km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (21km)
  • Roches de Ham (40km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (43km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (44km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (47km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (37km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (39km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (44km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (43km)

Geography and distances

Normandy landing beaches is in the north of France at 44 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Normandy landing beaches is 243 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Normandy landing beaches

Canton: na

Arrondissement: na

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: na

Distance to Normandy landing beaches

from Caen (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 243 km

from Calais: 262 km

from Nice: 886 km

from Bordeaux: 505 km

from Strasbourg: 636 km

Getting here

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

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Asnieres-en-Bessin, Colleville-sur-Mer, Deux-Jumeaux, Ecrammeville, Englesqueville-la-Percee, Formigny, Longueville, Louvieres, Russy, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Saint-Pierre-du-Mont, Sainte-Honorine-Des-Pertes, Surrain and Vierville-sur-Mer.

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