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Saint-Marcouf tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Marcouf in Calvados

Photo is of Normandy landing beaches at 15 km from Saint-Marcouf

Visit Saint-Marcouf: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Marcouf is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Normandy landing beaches at 15 km and Bayeux at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Marcouf, 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-Marcouf in Normandy.

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

Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 15 km (direction north-east)

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 21 km (direction east)

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

See Bayeux guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 29 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Arromanches guide
Creully

Creully

at 33 km (direction east)

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

See Creully guide
 
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Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 39 km (direction west), in the Manche department

The abbey church at Lessay is an important example of roman style...

See Lessay abbey guide
Coutances

Coutances

at 42 km (direction west-south-west), in the Manche department

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

See Coutances guide
Caen

Caen

at 46 km (direction east)

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

See Caen guide
Vire

Vire

at 47 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Vire guide
Barfleur

Barfleur

Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction north-north-west), in the Manche department

Barfleur is listed among the 'most beautiful villages in...

See Barfleur guide
Cherbourg

Cherbourg

at 62 km (direction west-north-west), in the Manche department

The port town of Cherbourg has several monuments and museums of...

See Cherbourg guide
Granville

Granville

Seaside resort at 64 km (direction west-south-west), in the Manche department

Granville is best known for its long sandy beach, and the 19th...

See Granville guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Marcouf

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Markets in and near Saint-Marcouf

  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (9km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (15km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (17km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (19km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (24km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (28km)
  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise: market Thursday (29km)

More information about Saint-Marcouf, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Saint-Marcouf, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (42km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (23km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (7km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (21km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (30km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (31km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (15km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (31km)
  • Argences (42km)
  • Parc du château des Ravalet (61km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Cerisy (10km)
  • Baie des Veys (18km)
  • Roches de Ham (25km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (46km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (24km)
  • Villers-Bocage (31km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (30km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (33km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Marcouf is in the north of France at 46 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Saint-Marcouf is 247 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Marcouf

Canton: Isigny-sur-Mer

Arrondissement: Bayeux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14330

Distance to Saint-Marcouf

from Caen (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 247 km

from Calais: 277 km

from Nice: 883 km

from Bordeaux: 492 km

from Strasbourg: 643 km

Getting here

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

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bernesq, Bricqueville, Cartigny-l'Epinay, Castilly, Colombieres, La Folie, Les Oubeaux, Lison, Moon-sur-Elle, Saint-Martin-de-Blagny, Sainte-Marguerite-d'Elle, Tournieres and Vouilly.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Marcouf

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