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Saint-Jean-Des-Essartiers tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Jean-Des-Essartiers in Calvados

Photo is of Vire at 23 km from Saint-Jean-Des-Essartiers

Visit Saint-Jean-Des-Essartiers: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Jean-Des-Essartiers is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vire at 23 km and Bayeux at 27 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Jean-Des-Essartiers, 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-Jean-Des-Essartiers in Normandy.

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

Vire

Vire

at 23 km (direction south-south-west)

When you visit Vire be sure to also explore...

See Vire guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 27 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Bayeux guide
Creully

Creully

at 34 km (direction north-east)

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

See Creully guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 36 km (direction north-east)

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

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Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 37 km (direction north-east)

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Caen

Caen

at 37 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Caen guide
Coutances

Coutances

at 46 km (direction west), in the Manche department

Coutances is well known for its impressive cathedral, built in the 113th...

See Coutances guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 50 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Falaise guide
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel

Heritage Site at 67 km (direction west-south-west), in the Manche department

No visit to Normandy would be complete without visiting the iconic...

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Jean-Des-Essartiers

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Markets in and near Saint-Jean-Des-Essartiers

  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (11km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (15km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (20km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (21km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (22km)
  • Vire: market Friday (23km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (28km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (30km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Jean-Des-Essartiers, France

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

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (44km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (18km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (30km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (30km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (33km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (38km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (18km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (33km)
  • Argences (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roches de Ham (15km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (16km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (29km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (31km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (37km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (38km)
  • Baie des Veys (43km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (46km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (11km)
  • Villers-Bocage (14km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (36km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (16km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (8km)
  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (43km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Jean-Des-Essartiers is in the north of France at 37 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Saint-Jean-Des-Essartiers is 234 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Jean-Des-Essartiers

Canton: Aunay-sur-Odon

Arrondissement: Vire

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14350

Distance to Saint-Jean-Des-Essartiers

from Caen (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 234 km

from Calais: 286 km

from Nice: 859 km

from Bordeaux: 468 km

from Strasbourg: 630 km

Getting here

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

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bieville, Cahagnes, Caumont-l'Evente, Dampierre, La Lande-sur-Drome, La Vacquerie, Lamberville, Le Perron, Les Loges, Placy-Montaigu, Saint-Martin-Des-Besaces, Saint-Ouen-Des-Besaces, Saint-Pierre-du-Fresne, Sept-Vents and Vidouville.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Jean-Des-Essartiers

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