Saint-Contest tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Contest in Calvados

Visit Saint-Contest: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Contest is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 4 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Saint-Contest is 205 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Caen at 4 km and Creully at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Contest, 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 Saint-Contest 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 Saint-Contest

Markets in and near Saint-Contest

  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (5km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (6km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (8km)
  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (9km)
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer: market Thursday (13km)
  • Ouistreham: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (13km)
  • Ouistreham: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (13km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (14km)
  • Troarn: market Saturday (16km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (17km)

More information about Saint-Contest, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Saint-Contest, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (4km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (14km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (14km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (23km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (38km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Brécy (14km)
  • Plantbessin (28km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (35km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (4km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (5km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (10km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (34km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (35km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (23km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (47km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (34km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Contest

Canton: Caen 2e Canton

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14280

Distance to Saint-Contest

from Caen (prefecture): 4 km

from Paris: 205 km

from Calais: 252 km

from Nice: 848 km

from Bordeaux: 487 km

from Strasbourg: 600 km

Getting here

Saint-Contest 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 Saint-Contest from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 19 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anguerny, Anisy, Authie, Bieville-Beuville, Bretteville-sur-Odon, Caen, Cairon, Cambes-en-Plaine, Carpiquet, Colomby-sur-Thaon, Epron, Lasson, Le Fresne-Camilly, Mathieu, Periers-sur-le-Dan, Rosel, Rots, Thaon and Villons-les-Buissons.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Contest