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Orbec tourism and travel guide

Photo of Orbec in Calvados

Photo is of Lisieux Basilica at 18 km from Orbec

Visit Orbec: highlights and tourist information

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Orbec is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Lisieux Basilica at 18 km and Lisieux at 19 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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!

Lisieux Basilica

Lisieux Basilica

Church at 18 km (direction north-west)

The basilica in Lisieux is a 20th century church built in tribute...

See Lisieux Basilica guide


at 19 km (direction north-west)

The painstaking rebuilding of Lisieux since the war has gone...

See Lisieux guide
Chateau de Beaumesnil

Chateau de Beaumesnil

Castle at 23 km (direction east), in the Eure department

The Chateau de Beaumesnil is a baroque style castle surrounded by...

See Chateau de Beaumesnil guide
Chateau de Boutemont

Chateau de Boutemont

Castle at 23 km (direction north-west)

Beautiful chateau and gardens in the Calvados department of...

See Chateau de Boutemont guide


at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Cambremer guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide
Chateau de Harcourt

Chateau de Harcourt

Castle at 33 km (direction east-north-east), in the Eure department

The Chateau de Harcourt in Eure is a medieval castle now...

See Chateau de Harcourt guide
Le Bec-Hellouin

Le Bec-Hellouin

Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction north-east), in the Eure department

The village of Le-Bec-Hellouin is one of the prettiest in...

See Le Bec-Hellouin guide
Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

at 37 km (direction south-west), in the Orne department

The Haras du Pin is the oldest of the national horse training...

See Haras du Pin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Beuvron guide


at 38 km (direction north-north-east), in the Eure department

The canals and rivers are the highlight in Pont Audemer,...

See Pont-Audemer guide


at 44 km (direction west-south-west), in the Orne department

Despite extensive war time damage Argentan has retained several...

See Argentan guide


Seaside resort at 45 km (direction north-west)

The resort of Deauville, established in the 19th century,...

See Deauville guide


Seaside resort at 45 km (direction north-west)

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

See Villers-sur-Mer guide

... 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

What to do at Orbec? 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

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

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

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

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