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Ryes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ryes in Calvados

Photo is of Arromanches at 4 km from Ryes

Visit Ryes: highlights and tourist information

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Ryes is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 23 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Ryes is 222 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Arromanches at 4 km and Bayeux at 7 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ryes, 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 Ryes 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 Ryes


Markets in and near Ryes

  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (7km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (12km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (15km)
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer: market Thursday (17km)
  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (18km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (19km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (24km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (27km)

More information about Ryes, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Ryes, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (6km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (6km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (6km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (7km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (24km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (25km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Brécy (6km)
  • Plantbessin (17km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (23km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (23km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (24km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (27km)
  • Baie des Veys (38km)
  • Roches de Ham (44km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (46km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (25km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (40km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (35km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Ryes

Canton: Ryes

Arrondissement: Bayeux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14400

Distance to Ryes

from Caen (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 222 km

from Calais: 254 km

from Nice: 867 km

from Bordeaux: 497 km

from Strasbourg: 616 km

Getting here

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

We have 21 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arromanches, Asnelles, Bazenville, Crepon, Esquay-sur-Seulles, Le Manoir, Longues-sur-Mer, Magny-en-Bessin, Manvieux, Meuvaines, Rucqueville, Saint-Come-de-Fresne, Saint-Gabriel-Brecy, Saint-Martin-Des-Entrees, Saint-Vigor-le-Grand, Sommervieu, Tracy-sur-Mer, Vaux-sur-Aure, Vaux-sur-Seulles, Vienne-en-Bessin and Villiers-le-Sec.

This page in French: Visiter Ryes

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