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Saonnet tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saonnet in Calvados

Photo is of Normandy landing beaches at 11 km from Saonnet

Visit Saonnet: highlights and tourist information

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Saonnet is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Normandy landing beaches at 11 km and Bayeux at 13 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saonnet, 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 Saonnet in Normandy.

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

Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 11 km (direction )

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 13 km (direction east)

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

See Bayeux guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 20 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Arromanches guide
Creully

Creully

at 25 km (direction east)

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

See Creully guide
 
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Caen

Caen

at 38 km (direction east)

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

See Caen guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 48 km (direction west), in the Manche department

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

See Lessay abbey guide
Vire

Vire

at 48 km (direction south)

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

See Vire guide
Coutances

Coutances

at 50 km (direction west-south-west), in the Manche department

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

See Coutances guide
Barfleur

Barfleur

Most Beautiful Village at 52 km (direction north-west), in the Manche department

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

See Barfleur guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 66 km (direction east-south-east)

Best known for its castle, Falaise also has several...

See Falaise guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saonnet

 
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Markets in and near Saonnet

  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (3km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (12km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (17km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (21km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (23km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (27km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (28km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (31km)

More information about Saonnet, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Saonnet, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (45km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (31km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (9km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (13km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (22km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (23km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (10km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (23km)
  • Argences (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Cerisy (9km)
  • Baie des Veys (22km)
  • Roches de Ham (30km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (38km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (39km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (44km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (27km)
  • 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

Saonnet is in the north of France at 38 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Saonnet is 240 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saonnet

Canton: Trévières

Arrondissement: Bayeux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14330

Distance to Saonnet

from Caen (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 240 km

from Calais: 270 km

from Nice: 878 km

from Bordeaux: 494 km

from Strasbourg: 635 km

Getting here

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

We have 17 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aignerville, Bernesq, Blay, Campigny, Crouay, Ecrammeville, Le Breuil-en-Bessin, Le Molay-Littry, Le Tronquay, Mandeville-en-Bessin, Mosles, Rubercy, Saint-Martin-de-Blagny, Saon, Surrain, Tournieres and Trevieres.

This page in French: Visiter Saonnet

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