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Saint-Germain-d'Ectot tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Germain-d'Ectot in Calvados

Photo is of Bayeux at 17 km from Saint-Germain-d'Ectot

Visit Saint-Germain-d'Ectot: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Germain-d'Ectot is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Bayeux at 17 km and Creully at 22 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Germain-d'Ectot, 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-Germain-d'Ectot in Normandy.

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

Bayeux

Bayeux

at 17 km (direction )

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

See Bayeux guide
Creully

Creully

at 22 km (direction north-east)

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

See Creully guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 25 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Arromanches guide
Caen

Caen

at 26 km (direction east)

With a castle, two abbeys and an attracive historic centre Caen is...

See Caen guide
 
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Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 31 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Vire

Vire

at 34 km (direction south-south-west)

When you visit Vire be sure to also explore the Route des...

See Vire guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 46 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Falaise guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 47 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cabourg guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 48 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction east)

Part of the Normandy Cider Route, Beuvron has lots of half-timberd houses...

See Beuvron guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 51 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Houlgate guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Germain-d'Ectot

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Markets in and near Saint-Germain-d'Ectot

  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (9km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (13km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (18km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (22km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (27km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (27km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (29km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Germain-d'Ectot, France

What to do at Saint-Germain-d'Ectot? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Saint-Germain-d'Ectot.

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (47km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (17km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (18km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (18km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (20km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (27km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (11km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (21km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Cerisy (15km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (26km)
  • Roches de Ham (26km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (26km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (30km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (35km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (41km)
  • Baie des Veys (42km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (7km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (22km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (49km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (14km)
  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (55km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Germain-d'Ectot is in the north of France at 26 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Saint-Germain-d'Ectot is 226 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Germain-d'Ectot

Canton: Caumont-l'Éventé

Arrondissement: Bayeux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14240

Distance to Saint-Germain-d'Ectot

from Caen (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 226 km

from Calais: 274 km

from Nice: 858 km

from Bordeaux: 477 km

from Strasbourg: 622 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive by car typically by ferry into Cherbourg or Caen on the Normandy coast For driving distances to Saint-Germain-d'Ectot from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amaye-sur-Seulles, Anctoville, Cahagnolles, Hottot-les-Bagues, Lingevres, Livry, Longraye, Saint-Louet-sur-Seulles, Sainte-Honorine-de-Ducy, Torteval-Quesnay, Tracy-Bocage, Villers-Bocage and Villy-Bocage.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Germain-d'Ectot

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