Tour-en-Bessin tourism and travel guide

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Visit Tour-en-Bessin: highlights and tourist information

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Tour-en-Bessin is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 32 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Tour-en-Bessin is 233 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Bayeux at 6 km and Arromanches at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Tour-en-Bessin, 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 Tour-en-Bessin 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 Tour-en-Bessin

Markets in and near Tour-en-Bessin

  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (5km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (9km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (17km)
  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (22km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (23km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer: market Thursday (28km)
  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (29km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (30km)

More information about Tour-en-Bessin, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Tour-en-Bessin, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Tour-en-Bessin.

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (48km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (38km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (6km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (14km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (15km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (16km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (33km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (10km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (15km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Cerisy (14km)
  • Baie des Veys (28km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (32km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (32km)
  • Roches de Ham (36km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (37km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (48km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (25km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (33km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (39km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (33km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Tour-en-Bessin

Canton: Trévières

Arrondissement: Bayeux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14400

Distance to Tour-en-Bessin

from Caen (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 233 km

from Calais: 263 km

from Nice: 874 km

from Bordeaux: 496 km

from Strasbourg: 627 km

Getting here

Tour-en-Bessin 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 Tour-en-Bessin from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 22 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Barbeville, Bayeux, Blay, Campigny, Colleville-sur-Mer, Commes, Cottun, Crouay, Cussy, Etreham, Gueron, Maisons, Monceaux-en-Bessin, Mosles, Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, Ranchy, Russy, Saint-Loup-Hors, Sainte-Honorine-Des-Pertes, Sully, Vaucelles and Vaux-sur-Aure.

This page in French: Visiter Tour-en-Bessin