Orbec tourism and travel guide

Photo of Orbec in Calvados

Visit Orbec: highlights and tourist information

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Orbec is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 59 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Orbec is 143 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Orbec include "town of art and history".

Popular places to visit nearby include Lisieux at 19 km and Chateau de Boutemont at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Orbec, 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 Orbec 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 Orbec

Markets in and near Orbec

Market days in Orbec: weekly market: Wednesday;

  • Orbec: market Wednesday (0km)
  • Montreuil-l'Argille: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Thiberville: market Monday (14km)
  • Bernay: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Lisieux: market Saturday all day (19km)
  • La Barre-en-Ouche: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Cormeilles: market Friday (25km)
  • Beaumont-le-Roger: market Tuesday & Friday (28km)
  • La Ferriere-sur-Risle: market Sunday (28km)
  • Brionne: market Thursday & Sunday (30km)

More information about Orbec, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Orbec, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Boutemont (22km)
  • Arboretum d'Harcourt (33km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (35km)
  • Jardins du château du Champ de Bataille (37km)
  • Sassy (49km)
  • Parc du manoir de Villers (56km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Elbeuf (53km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lisieux (19km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Orbec

Canton: Orbec

Arrondissement: Lisieux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14290

Distance to Orbec

from Caen (prefecture): 59 km

from Paris: 143 km

from Calais: 238 km

from Nice: 791 km

from Bordeaux: 471 km

from Strasbourg: 540 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cernay, Cerqueux, Friardel, La Chapelle-Gauthier, La Chapelle-Yvon, La Folletiere-Abenon, La Vespiere, Meulles, Saint-Germain-la-Campagne, Saint-Jean-du-Thenney, Saint-Mards-de-Fresne and Tordouet.

This page in French: Visiter Orbec