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Potigny tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Falaise at 9 km from Potigny

Visit Potigny: highlights and tourist information

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Potigny is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Falaise at 9 km and Caen at 26 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Potigny, 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 Potigny in Normandy.

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

Falaise

Falaise

at 9 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Falaise guide
Caen

Caen

at 26 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Caen guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction north-east)

Part of the Normandy Cider Route, Beuvron has lots...

See Beuvron guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 29 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide
 
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Cambremer

Cambremer

at 29 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cambremer guide
Argentan

Argentan

at 30 km (direction south-east), in the Orne department

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

See Argentan guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 37 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 37 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Cabourg guide
Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

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

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

See Haras du Pin guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 39 km (direction north-north-east)

The beach is certainly the main attraction at Houlgate,...

See Houlgate guide
Lisieux

Lisieux

at 39 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Lisieux guide
Lisieux Basilica

Lisieux Basilica

Church at 40 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Lisieux Basilica guide
Creully

Creully

at 41 km (direction north-west)

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

See Creully guide
Chateau de Boutemont

Chateau de Boutemont

Castle at 42 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateau de Boutemont guide

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

Map of places to visit near Potigny

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Markets in and near Potigny

  • Falaise: market Saturday (8km)
  • Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives: market Monday (16km)
  • Mezidon-Canon: market Sunday (17km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (23km)
  • Troarn: market Saturday (24km)
  • Trun: market Thursday (24km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (25km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (26km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (27km)

More information about Potigny, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Potigny, France

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

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) (26km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (41km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (42km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (12km)
  • Sassy (38km)
  • Boutemont (41km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (42km)
  • Plantbessin (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (17km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (25km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (26km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (31km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (32km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (38km)
  • Parc zoologique de Lisieux (47km)
 
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Geography and distances

Potigny is in the north of France at 26 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Potigny is 190 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Potigny

Canton: Falaise-Nord

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14420

Distance to Potigny

from Caen (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 190 km

from Calais: 266 km

from Nice: 821 km

from Bordeaux: 460 km

from Strasbourg: 587 km

Getting here

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

We have 19 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aubigny, Bons-Tassilly, Epaney, Estrees-la-Campagne, Fontaine-le-Pin, Grainville-Langannerie, Leffard, Maizieres, Olendon, Ouilly-le-Tesson, Rouvres, Saint-Germain-Langot, Saint-Germain-le-Vasson, Saint-Pierre-Canivet, Soulangy, Soumont-Saint-Quentin, Ussy, Versainville and Villers-Canivet.

This page in French: Visiter Potigny

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