Rots tourism and travel guide

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Visit Rots: highlights and tourist information

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Rots is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 8 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Rots is 210 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Caen at 8 km and Creully at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Rots, 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 Rots 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 Rots

Markets in and near Rots

  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (9km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (12km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (12km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (12km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (13km)
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer: market Thursday (15km)
  • Ouistreham: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Ouistreham: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (18km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)

More information about Rots, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Rots, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (9km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (9km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (10km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (18km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (33km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Brécy (10km)
  • Plantbessin (23km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (38km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (8km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (9km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (15km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (30km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (33km)
  • Roches de Ham (46km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (60km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (19km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (42km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cabourg (27km)
  • Touques (44km)
  • Domjean (48km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (31km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Rots

Canton: Tilly-sur-Seulles

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14980

Distance to Rots

from Caen (prefecture): 8 km

from Paris: 210 km

from Calais: 255 km

from Nice: 852 km

from Bordeaux: 486 km

from Strasbourg: 605 km

Getting here

Rots 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 Rots from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 19 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anisy, Authie, Bretteville-sur-Odon, Cairon, Carpiquet, Cheux, Colomby-sur-Thaon, Cully, Lasson, Le Fresne-Camilly, Le Mesnil-Patry, Putot-en-Bessin, Rosel, Saint-Contest, Saint-Manvieu-Norrey, Sainte-Croix-Grand-Tonne, Secqueville-en-Bessin, Thaon and Villons-les-Buissons.

This page in French: Visiter Rots