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Pierres tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Vire at 12 km from Pierres

Visit Pierres: highlights and tourist information

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Pierres is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vire at 12 km and Domfront at 31 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Pierres, 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 Pierres in Normandy.

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

Vire

Vire

at 12 km (direction west-south-west)

When you visit Vire be sure to also explore the Route des...

See Vire guide
Domfront

Domfront

at 31 km (direction south-south-east), in the Orne department

The castle forms an excellent backdrop to the cobbled streets in the...

See Domfront guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 40 km (direction east)

Best known for its castle, Falaise also has several other interesting monuments...

See Falaise guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 42 km (direction south-east), in the Orne department

The town of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is very pleasant, and well known as a...

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
 
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Caen

Caen

at 44 km (direction north-east)

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

See Caen guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 45 km (direction north-east)

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

See Bayeux guide
Creully

Creully

at 48 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Creully guide
Lassay-les-Chateaux

Lassay-les-Chateaux

at 51 km (direction south-south-east), in the Mayenne department

Small town with two 15th century castles and a popular public garden...

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 65 km (direction north-east)

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

See Cabourg guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 66 km (direction north-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 68 km (direction north-east)

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

See Houlgate guide

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Map of places to visit near Pierres

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Markets in and near Pierres

  • Vire: market Friday (11km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (14km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (18km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Sourdeval: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (26km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (33km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (35km)

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Tourist attractions near Pierres, France

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

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (55km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (57km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (39km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (44km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (37km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (20km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (23km)
  • Roches de Ham (28km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (37km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (43km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (44km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (53km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (24km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (26km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (36km)
  • Ducey (49km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (25km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (43km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (15km)
  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (43km)
 
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Geography and distances

Pierres is in the north of France at 44 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Pierres is 226 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pierres

Canton: Vassy

Arrondissement: Vire

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14410

Distance to Pierres

from Caen (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 226 km

from Calais: 296 km

from Nice: 841 km

from Bordeaux: 449 km

from Strasbourg: 623 km

Getting here

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

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaulieu, Burcy, Chenedolle, Estry, La Rocque, Lassy, Le Desert, Le Theil-Bocage, Moncy, Montchamp, Presles, Rully, Vassy and Viessoix.

This page in French: Visiter Pierres

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