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Pontecoulant tourism and travel guide

Photo of Pontecoulant in Calvados

Photo is of Vire at 22 km from Pontecoulant

Visit Pontecoulant: highlights and tourist information

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Pontecoulant is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vire at 22 km and Falaise at 29 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Pontecoulant, 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 Pontecoulant in Normandy.

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

Vire

Vire

at 22 km (direction west)

When you visit Vire be sure to also explore...

See Vire guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 29 km (direction east)

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

See Falaise guide
Domfront

Domfront

at 32 km (direction south-south-west), in the Orne department

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

See Domfront guide
Caen

Caen

at 38 km (direction north-east)

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

See Caen guide
 
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Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 38 km (direction south-south-east), in the Orne department

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

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
Argentan

Argentan

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

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

See Argentan guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 45 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Bayeux guide
Creully

Creully

at 45 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Creully guide
Lassay-les-Chateaux

Lassay-les-Chateaux

at 49 km (direction south-south-east), in the Mayenne department

Small town with two 15th century castles and a...

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 53 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Beuvron guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 56 km (direction east-north-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 56 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cambremer guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 57 km (direction north-east)

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

See Cabourg guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 58 km (direction north-east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide

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

Map of places to visit near Pontecoulant

 
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Markets in and near Pontecoulant

  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (4km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (16km)
  • Vire: market Friday (22km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (26km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (29km)
  • Sourdeval: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (33km)

More information about Pontecoulant, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Pontecoulant, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (48km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (51km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (42km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (42km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (43km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (44km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (39km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (39km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (45km)
  • Sassy (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (10km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (34km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (37km)
  • Roches de Ham (37km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (38km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (41km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (47km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (23km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (33km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (34km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (44km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (18km)
 
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Geography and distances

Pontecoulant is in the north of France at 38 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Pontecoulant is 215 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pontecoulant

Canton: Condé-sur-Noireau

Arrondissement: Vire

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14110

Distance to Pontecoulant

from Caen (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 215 km

from Calais: 289 km

from Nice: 833 km

from Bordeaux: 449 km

from Strasbourg: 612 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Conde-sur-Noireau, La Chapelle-Engerbold, La Villette, Lenault, Perigny, Proussy, Saint-Denis-de-Mere, Saint-Germain-du-Crioult, Saint-Pierre-du-Regard, Saint-Pierre-la-Vieille and Saint-Vigor-Des-Mezerets.

This page in French: Visiter Pontecoulant

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