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Ouistreham tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ouistreham in Calvados

Photo is of Cabourg at 10 km from Ouistreham

Visit Ouistreham: highlights and tourist information

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Ouistreham is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

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!

Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 10 km (direction east)

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

See Cabourg guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 11 km (direction east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 13 km (direction east)

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

See Houlgate guide
Caen

Caen

at 14 km (direction south-west)

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

See Caen guide
 
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Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Beuvron guide
Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 18 km (direction east)

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

See Villers-sur-Mer guide
Creully

Creully

at 21 km (direction west)

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

See Creully guide
Deauville

Deauville

Seaside resort at 25 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Deauville guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 26 km (direction east-south-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 26 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Cambremer guide
Trouville

Trouville

Seaside resort at 26 km (direction east-north-east)

The long established resort at Trouville has retained lots of its 19th...

See Trouville guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 28 km (direction west)

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

See Arromanches guide
Villerville

Villerville

Seaside resort at 31 km (direction east-north-east)

Less popular than neighbours Deauville and Trouville, the resort at Villerville also...

See Villerville guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 33 km (direction west)

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

See Bayeux guide

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

Map of places to visit near Ouistreham

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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

What to do at Ouistreham? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

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

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

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

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