Saint-Martin-Des-Besaces tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Vire at 19 km from Saint-Martin-Des-Besaces

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Saint-Martin-Des-Besaces is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint-Martin-Des-Besaces in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vire at 19 km and Bayeux at 31 km.

Saint-Martin-Des-Besaces, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 19 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Vire guide


at 31 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Bayeux guide


at 38 km (direction north-east)

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

See Creully guide


at 40 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Caen guide
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at 40 km (direction north-east)

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

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Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 41 km (direction north-east)

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

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at 45 km (direction west), in the Manche department

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

See Coutances guide


at 49 km (direction south-south-east), in the Orne department

The castle forms an excellent backdrop to the cobbled streets in the...

See Domfront guide


at 50 km (direction east)

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

See Falaise guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 55 km (direction west-north-west), in the Manche department

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

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Heritage Site at 64 km (direction west-south-west), in the Manche department

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

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Markets in and near Saint-Martin-Des-Besaces

  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (10km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (16km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Vire: market Friday (20km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (21km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (24km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (26km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (28km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (30km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Martin-Des-Besaces, France

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

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (46km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (22km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (34km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (34km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (36km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (22km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (36km)
  • Argences (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roches de Ham (14km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (20km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (26km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (30km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (39km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (40km)
  • Baie des Veys (46km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (49km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (10km)
  • Villers-Bocage (16km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (33km)
  • Ducey (54km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (14km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (7km)
  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (40km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Martin-Des-Besaces is in the north of France at 40 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Saint-Martin-Des-Besaces is 234 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Martin-Des-Besaces

Canton: Bény-Bocage

Arrondissement: Vire

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14350

Distance to Saint-Martin-Des-Besaces

from Caen (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 234 km

from Calais: 289 km

from Nice: 857 km

from Bordeaux: 465 km

from Strasbourg: 631 km

Getting here

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

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bremoy, Dampierre, La Ferriere-Harang, Le Perron, Le Tourneur, Les Loges, Mont-Bertrand, Montamy, Placy-Montaigu, Saint-Denis-Maisoncelles, Saint-Jean-Des-Essartiers, Saint-Ouen-Des-Besaces and Saint-Pierre-Tarentaine.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Martin-Des-Besaces


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