Ranville tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ranville in Calvados

Visit Ranville: highlights and tourist information

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Ranville is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 10 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Ranville is 195 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Caen at 10 km and Cabourg at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ranville, 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 Ranville in Normandy.

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

 
 

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

Map of places to visit near Ranville

Markets in and near Ranville

  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (5km)
  • Ouistreham: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (5km)
  • Ouistreham: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (5km)
  • Troarn: market Saturday (8km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (8km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (9km)
  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (11km)
  • Cabourg: market Thursday & Monday & Saturday - seasonal market only (12km)
  • Cabourg: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (12km)
  • Dives-sur-Mer: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (13km)

More information about Ranville, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Ranville, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Ranville.

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) (9km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (23km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (24km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (33km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Brécy (23km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (30km)
  • Boutemont (35km)
  • Plantbessin (39km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pegasus Bridge (2km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (10km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (10km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (39km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (33km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lisieux (42km)
  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (44km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Ranville

Canton: Cabourg

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14860

Distance to Ranville

from Caen (prefecture): 10 km

from Paris: 195 km

from Calais: 243 km

from Nice: 842 km

from Bordeaux: 489 km

from Strasbourg: 589 km

Getting here

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

We have 23 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amfreville, Bavent, Benouville, Bieville-Beuville, Blainville-sur-Orne, Breville, Colleville-Montgomery, Colombelles, Cuverville, Demouville, Escoville, Giberville, Gonneville-en-Auge, Herouville-Saint-Clair, Herouvillette, Ouistreham, Periers-sur-le-Dan, Petiville, Saint-Aubin-d'Arquenay, Sallenelles, Sannerville, Touffreville and Troarn.

This page in French: Visiter Ranville