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Presles tourism and travel guide

Photo of Presles in Calvados

Photo is of Vire at 9 km from Presles

Visit Presles: highlights and tourist information

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Presles is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vire at 9 km and Domfront at 33 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Presles, 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 Presles in Normandy.

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

Vire

Vire

at 9 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Vire guide
Domfront

Domfront

at 33 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 43 km (direction east)

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

See Falaise guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 44 km (direction east)

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

See Bayeux guide
 
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Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 45 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
Caen

Caen

at 45 km (direction north-east)

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

See Caen guide
Creully

Creully

at 48 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Creully guide
Coutances

Coutances

at 53 km (direction west-north-west), in the Manche department

Coutances is well known for its impressive cathedral, built in the 113th...

See Coutances guide
Lassay-les-Chateaux

Lassay-les-Chateaux

at 54 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 67 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cabourg guide

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

Map of places to visit near Presles

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Markets in and near Presles

  • Vire: market Friday (9km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (18km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (19km)
  • Sourdeval: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (22km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles: market Tuesday (32km)
  • Brecey: market Friday (33km)

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Tourist attractions near Presles, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (60km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (37km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (44km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (45km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (46km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (36km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (20km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (24km)
  • Roches de Ham (25km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (35km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (45km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (46km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (55km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (22km)
  • Villers-Bocage (24km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (32km)
  • Ducey (47km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (22km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (44km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (14km)
  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (40km)
 
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Geography and distances

Presles is in the north of France at 45 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Presles is 229 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Presles

Canton: Vassy

Arrondissement: Vire

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14410

Distance to Presles

from Caen (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 229 km

from Calais: 298 km

from Nice: 844 km

from Bordeaux: 450 km

from Strasbourg: 626 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive by car typically by ferry into Cherbourg or Caen on the Normandy coast For driving distances to Presles 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, Carville, Chenedolle, Estry, Le Desert, Le Reculey, Le Theil-Bocage, Montchamp, Pierres, Roullours, Saint-Charles-de-Percy, Vaudry and Viessoix.

This page in French: Visiter Presles

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