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Tour-en-Bessin tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Bayeux at 6 km from Tour-en-Bessin

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Tour-en-Bessin is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Tour-en-Bessin in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Bayeux at 6 km and Arromanches at 12 km.

Tour-en-Bessin, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Bayeux

Bayeux

at 6 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Bayeux guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 12 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Arromanches guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 12 km (direction north-west)

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Creully

Creully

at 17 km (direction east)

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

See Creully guide
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Caen

Caen

at 32 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Caen guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 48 km (direction east)

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

See Cabourg guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 49 km (direction east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Barfleur

Barfleur

Most Beautiful Village at 55 km (direction north-west), in the Manche department

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

See Barfleur guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 62 km (direction south-east)

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

See Falaise guide

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Tour-en-Bessin, France

What to do at Tour-en-Bessin? 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)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (14km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (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)
 
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Geography and distances

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

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

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

 
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