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Saint-Samson tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Samson: highlights and tourist information

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

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.

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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!


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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Samson


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)

Geography and distances

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

Saint-Samson 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-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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