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Saint-Jean-Des-Essartiers tourism and travel guide

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

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!


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

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

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)

More information about Saint-Jean-Des-Essartiers, Normandy

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)

Geography and distances

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

Saint-Jean-Des-Essartiers 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-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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