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Photo is of Bayeux at 11 km from Saon

Visit Saon: highlights and tourist information

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Saon is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Bayeux at 11 km and Normandy landing beaches at 12 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saon, 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 Saon in Normandy.

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

Bayeux

Bayeux

at 11 km (direction east)

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

See Bayeux guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 12 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 19 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Arromanches guide
Creully

Creully

at 23 km (direction east)

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

See Creully guide
 
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Caen

Caen

at 37 km (direction east)

With a castle, two abbeys and an attracive historic...

See Caen guide
Vire

Vire

at 48 km (direction south)

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

See Vire guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 49 km (direction west), in the Manche department

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

See Lessay abbey guide
Coutances

Coutances

at 51 km (direction west-south-west), in the Manche department

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

See Coutances guide
Barfleur

Barfleur

Most Beautiful Village at 53 km (direction north-west), in the Manche department

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

See Barfleur guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 64 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Falaise guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saon

 
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Markets in and near Saon

  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (3km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (19km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (20km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (24km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (28km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (28km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (30km)

More information about Saon, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Saon, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (46km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (32km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (10km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (11km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (20km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (21km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (37km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (9km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (21km)
  • Argences (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Cerisy (9km)
  • Baie des Veys (23km)
  • Roches de Ham (30km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (36km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (37km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (43km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (26km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (28km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (34km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (31km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saon is in the north of France at 37 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Saon is 238 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saon

Canton: Trévières

Arrondissement: Bayeux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14330

Distance to Saon

from Caen (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 238 km

from Calais: 269 km

from Nice: 877 km

from Bordeaux: 493 km

from Strasbourg: 633 km

Getting here

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

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aignerville, Blay, Campigny, Cottun, Crouay, Etreham, Le Breuil-en-Bessin, Le Molay-Littry, Le Tronquay, Mandeville-en-Bessin, Mosles, Noron-la-Poterie, Rubercy, Saonnet, Tournieres and Trevieres.

This page in French: Visiter Saon

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