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Varaville tourism and travel guide

Photo of Varaville in Calvados

Photo is of Cabourg at 5 km from Varaville

Visit Varaville: highlights and tourist information

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Varaville is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Cabourg at 5 km and Dives-sur-Mer at 6 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Varaville, 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 Varaville in Normandy.

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

Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 5 km (direction north-east)

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

See Cabourg guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 6 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 8 km (direction east-north-east)

The beach is certainly the main attraction at Houlgate, and there are...

See Houlgate guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction east-south-east)

Part of the Normandy Cider Route, Beuvron has lots of half-timberd houses...

See Beuvron guide
 
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Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 14 km (direction east-north-east)

Villers-sur-Mer is one of several friendly beach resorts along the Normandy coast...

See Villers-sur-Mer guide
Caen

Caen

at 17 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Caen guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 19 km (direction east-south-east)

The gardens of the Pays d'Auge are a beautiful mature garden set...

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide
Cambremer

Cambremer

at 19 km (direction east-south-east)

Cambremer is a very picturesque small village, ideally explored as part of...

See Cambremer guide
Deauville

Deauville

Seaside resort at 21 km (direction east-north-east)

The resort of Deauville, established in the 19th century, is still one...

See Deauville guide
Trouville

Trouville

at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

The long established resort at Trouville has retained lots of its 19th...

See Trouville guide
Villerville

Villerville

Seaside resort at 27 km (direction east-north-east)

Less popular than neighbours Deauville and Trouville, the resort at Villerville also...

See Villerville guide
Creully

Creully

at 28 km (direction west)

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

See Creully guide
Chateau de Boutemont

Chateau de Boutemont

Castle at 29 km (direction east)

Beautiful chateau and gardens in the Calvados department of Normandy...

See Chateau de Boutemont guide
Lisieux

Lisieux

at 31 km (direction east-south-east)

The painstaking rebuilding of Lisieux since the war has gone a long...

See Lisieux guide

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

Map of places to visit near Varaville

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Markets in and near Varaville

  • Cabourg: market Thursday & Monday & Saturday - seasonal market only (5km)
  • Cabourg: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (5km)
  • Dives-sur-Mer: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (5km)
  • Ouistreham: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (7km)
  • Ouistreham: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (7km)
  • Houlgate: market Thursday (8km)
  • Troarn: market Saturday (8km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Villers-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (13km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (15km)

More information about Varaville, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Varaville, France

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

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) (17km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (29km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (31km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Boutemont (29km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (29km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (30km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pegasus Bridge (8km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (17km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (18km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (41km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lisieux (35km)
  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (51km)
 
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Geography and distances

Varaville is in the north of France at 17 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Varaville is 188 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Varaville

Canton: Cabourg

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14390

Distance to Varaville

from Caen (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 188 km

from Calais: 237 km

from Nice: 839 km

from Bordeaux: 492 km

from Strasbourg: 582 km

Getting here

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

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amfreville, Bavent, Breville, Brucourt, Cabourg, Dives-sur-Mer, Escoville, Gonneville-en-Auge, Goustranville, Houlgate, Periers-en-Auge, Petiville and Sallenelles.

This page in French: Visiter Varaville

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