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Saint-Samson tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Samson in Calvados

Photo is of Beuvron at 8 km from Saint-Samson

Visit Saint-Samson: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Beuvron at 8 km and Cabourg at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Samson, 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-Samson in Normandy.

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

Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction east)

Part of the Normandy Cider Route, Beuvron has lots of half-timberd houses...

See Beuvron guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 12 km (direction north-north-east)

One time favourite of Marcel Proust, Cabourg has one of the...

See Cabourg guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 12 km (direction north-north-east)

In the 'Village of William the Conqueror' at Dives-sur-Mer...

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 14 km (direction north-east)

The beach is certainly the main attraction at Houlgate,...

See Houlgate guide
 
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Caen

Caen

at 15 km (direction west)

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

See Caen guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 16 km (direction east)

The gardens of the Pays d'Auge are a beautiful mature...

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide
Cambremer

Cambremer

at 16 km (direction east)

Cambremer is a very picturesque small village, ideally explored as part of...

See Cambremer guide
Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 19 km (direction north-east)

Villers-sur-Mer is one of several friendly beach resorts along...

See Villers-sur-Mer guide
Deauville

Deauville

Seaside resort at 26 km (direction north-east)

The resort of Deauville, established in the 19th century, is still...

See Deauville guide
Trouville

Trouville

Seaside resort at 27 km (direction north-east)

The long established resort at Trouville has retained lots...

See Trouville guide
Chateau de Boutemont

Chateau de Boutemont

Castle at 28 km (direction east)

Beautiful chateau and gardens in the Calvados department of Normandy...

See Chateau de Boutemont guide
Lisieux

Lisieux

at 29 km (direction east)

The painstaking rebuilding of Lisieux since the war has gone a...

See Lisieux guide
Lisieux Basilica

Lisieux Basilica

Church at 29 km (direction east)

The basilica in Lisieux is a 20th century church built in...

See Lisieux Basilica guide
Creully

Creully

at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Creully guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Samson

 
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Markets in and near Saint-Samson

  • Troarn: market Saturday (2km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (12km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Cabourg: market Thursday & Monday & Saturday - seasonal market only (12km)
  • Cabourg: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (12km)
  • Dives-sur-Mer: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (12km)
  • Ouistreham: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (12km)
  • Ouistreham: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (12km)
  • Mezidon-Canon: market Sunday (14km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (14km)

More information about Saint-Samson, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Saint-Samson, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (14km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (31km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (32km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (23km)
  • Boutemont (28km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (31km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pegasus Bridge (10km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (15km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (15km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (38km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (38km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lisieux (34km)
  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (48km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Samson is in the north of France at 15 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Saint-Samson is 187 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Samson

Canton: Dozulé

Arrondissement: Lisieux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14670

Distance to Saint-Samson

from Caen (prefecture): 15 km

from Paris: 187 km

from Calais: 243 km

from Nice: 833 km

from Bordeaux: 484 km

from Strasbourg: 582 km

Getting here

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

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Banneville-la-Campagne, Basseneville, Bavent, Canteloup, Cleville, Emieville, Escoville, Goustranville, Janville, Mery-Corbon, Saint-Ouen-du-Mesnil-Oger, Saint-Pair, Saint-Pierre-du-Jonquet, Sannerville, Touffreville and Troarn.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Samson

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