Ouistreham tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ouistreham in Calvados

Visit Ouistreham: highlights and tourist information

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Ouistreham is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 14 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Ouistreham is 195 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Cabourg at 10 km and Dives-sur-Mer at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ouistreham, 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 Ouistreham 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 Ouistreham

Markets in and near Ouistreham

Market days in Ouistreham: seasonal market: Wednesday & Saturday; weekly market: Thursday & Sunday & Friday;

  • Ouistreham: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (0km)
  • Ouistreham: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (0km)
  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (9km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Cabourg: market Thursday & Monday & Saturday - seasonal market only (10km)
  • Cabourg: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (10km)
  • Dives-sur-Mer: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (11km)
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer: market Thursday (12km)
  • Troarn: market Saturday (12km)
  • Houlgate: market Thursday (13km)

More information about Ouistreham, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Ouistreham, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (13km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (24km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (24km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (33km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Brécy (23km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (35km)
  • Boutemont (36km)
  • Plantbessin (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pegasus Bridge (5km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (13km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (15km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (37km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lisieux (42km)
  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (48km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Ouistreham

Canton: Ouistreham

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14150

Distance to Ouistreham

from Caen (prefecture): 14 km

from Paris: 195 km

from Calais: 239 km

from Nice: 845 km

from Bordeaux: 495 km

from Strasbourg: 589 km

Getting here

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

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amfreville, Bavent, Benouville, Bieville-Beuville, Breville, Colleville-Montgomery, Gonneville-en-Auge, Hermanville-sur-Mer, Lion-sur-Mer, Petiville, Ranville, Saint-Aubin-d'Arquenay and Sallenelles.

This page in French: Visiter Ouistreham