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Vassy tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Vire at 16 km from Vassy

Visit Vassy: highlights and tourist information

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Vassy is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vire at 16 km and Domfront at 29 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Vassy, 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 Vassy in Normandy.

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

Vire

Vire

at 16 km (direction west)

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

See Vire guide
Domfront

Domfront

at 29 km (direction south), in the Orne department

The castle forms an excellent backdrop to the cobbled...

See Domfront guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 36 km (direction east)

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

See Falaise guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 38 km (direction south-east), in the Orne department

The town of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is very pleasant, and well known as...

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
 
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Caen

Caen

at 43 km (direction north-east)

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

See Caen guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 47 km (direction north-east)

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

See Bayeux guide
Lassay-les-Chateaux

Lassay-les-Chateaux

at 48 km (direction south-south-east), in the Mayenne department

Small town with two 15th century castles and a popular...

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide
Creully

Creully

at 49 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Creully guide
Argentan

Argentan

at 50 km (direction east), in the Orne department

Despite extensive war time damage Argentan has retained several sites...

See Argentan guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 59 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Beuvron guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 63 km (direction north-east)

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

See Cabourg guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 64 km (direction north-east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 66 km (direction north-east)

The beach is certainly the main attraction at Houlgate,...

See Houlgate guide

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

Map of places to visit near Vassy

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Markets in and near Vassy

  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (9km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Vire: market Friday (15km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (19km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Sourdeval: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (28km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (30km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (35km)

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Tourist attractions near Vassy, France

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

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (50km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (52km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (43km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (43km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (40km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (46km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (17km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (27km)
  • Roches de Ham (33km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (40km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (42km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (43km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (52km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (25km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (30km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (40km)
  • Ducey (52km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (30km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (41km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (18km)
 
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Geography and distances

Vassy is in the north of France at 43 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Vassy is 221 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vassy

Canton: Vassy

Arrondissement: Vire

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14410

Distance to Vassy

from Caen (prefecture): 43 km

from Paris: 221 km

from Calais: 295 km

from Nice: 836 km

from Bordeaux: 447 km

from Strasbourg: 618 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bernieres-le-Patry, Caligny, Clairefougere, Estry, La Chapelle-Engerbold, La Rocque, Le Theil-Bocage, Moncy, Pierres, Rully, Saint-Germain-du-Crioult and Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont.

This page in French: Visiter Vassy

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