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Preaux-Bocage tourism and travel guide

Photo of Preaux-Bocage in Calvados

Photo is of Caen at 18 km from Preaux-Bocage

Visit Preaux-Bocage: highlights and tourist information

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Preaux-Bocage is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Caen at 18 km and Creully at 26 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Preaux-Bocage, 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 Preaux-Bocage in Normandy.

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

Caen

Caen

at 18 km (direction north-east)

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

See Caen guide
Creully

Creully

at 26 km (direction north-east)

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

See Creully guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 28 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bayeux guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 30 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Falaise guide
 
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Arromanches

Arromanches

at 33 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Arromanches guide
Vire

Vire

at 36 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Vire guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Beuvron guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

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

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

See Cabourg guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 40 km (direction east-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 43 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Houlgate guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 43 km (direction 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 43 km (direction east)

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

See Cambremer guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 45 km (direction north-west)

70 years on and the Normandy Landing Beches still...

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 48 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Villers-sur-Mer guide

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

Map of places to visit near Preaux-Bocage

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Markets in and near Preaux-Bocage

  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (9km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (15km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (18km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (20km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (23km)
  • Troarn: market Saturday (28km)
  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (29km)

More information about Preaux-Bocage, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Preaux-Bocage, France

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

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) (19km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (23km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (25km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (28km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (34km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Brécy (25km)
  • Plantbessin (26km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (33km)
  • Sassy (58km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (17km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (17km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (19km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (28km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (31km)
  • Roches de Ham (38km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (46km)
  • Baie des Veys (57km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (10km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (34km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

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

Preaux-Bocage is in the north of France at 18 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Preaux-Bocage is 211 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Preaux-Bocage

Canton: Évrecy

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14210

Distance to Preaux-Bocage

from Caen (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 211 km

from Calais: 271 km

from Nice: 843 km

from Bordeaux: 469 km

from Strasbourg: 607 km

Getting here

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

We have 21 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Avenay, Banneville-sur-Ajon, Bonnemaison, Courvaudon, Curcy-sur-Orne, Evrecy, Goupillieres, Grimbosq, La Caine, Landes-sur-Ajon, Le Locheur, Le Mesnil-Au-Grain, Maisoncelles-sur-Ajon, Maizet, Montigny, Ouffieres, Saint-Agnan-le-Malherbe, Sainte-Honorine-du-Fay, Tournay-sur-Odon, Trois-Monts and Vacognes-Neuilly.

This page in French: Visiter Preaux-Bocage

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