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Rots tourism and travel guide

Photo of Rots in Calvados

Photo is of Caen at 8 km from Rots

Visit Rots: highlights and tourist information

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Rots is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

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.

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!

Caen

Caen

at 8 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Caen guide
Creully

Creully

at 9 km (direction north-west)

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

See Creully guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 18 km (direction north-west)

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

See Arromanches guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 18 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Bayeux guide
 
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Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cabourg guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 31 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Houlgate guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction east)

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

See Beuvron guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 35 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 36 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Villers-sur-Mer guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 39 km (direction east)

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

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide
Cambremer

Cambremer

at 39 km (direction east)

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

See Cambremer guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 41 km (direction south-east)

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

See Falaise guide
Deauville

Deauville

Seaside resort at 43 km (direction east-north-east)

The resort of Deauville, established in the 19th century,...

See Deauville guide

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

Map of places to visit near Rots

 
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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

What to do at Rots? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

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

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

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

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