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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 42 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is 241 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Normandy landing beaches at 2 km and Bayeux at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, 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-Laurent-sur-Mer 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-Laurent-sur-Mer


Markets in and near Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (13km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (13km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (27km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (27km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (31km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (31km)
  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise: market Thursday (32km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (35km)

More information about Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (38km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (31km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (16km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (18km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (24km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (24km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (18km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (24km)
  • Argences (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Cerisy (19km)
  • Baie des Veys (19km)
  • Roches de Ham (39km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (41km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (42km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (35km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (37km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (43km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (41km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Canton: Trévières

Arrondissement: Bayeux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14710

Distance to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

from Caen (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 241 km

from Calais: 263 km

from Nice: 884 km

from Bordeaux: 503 km

from Strasbourg: 635 km

Getting here

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer 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-Laurent-sur-Mer from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aignerville, Asnieres-en-Bessin, Colleville-sur-Mer, Ecrammeville, Englesqueville-la-Percee, Etreham, Formigny, Longueville, Louvieres, Mosles, Normandy landing beaches, Russy, Sainte-Honorine-Des-Pertes, Surrain, Trevieres and Vierville-sur-Mer.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

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