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Vendes tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Creully at 16 km from Vendes

Visit Vendes: highlights and tourist information

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Vendes is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

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

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Vendes, 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 Vendes in Normandy.

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

Creully

Creully

at 16 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Creully guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 16 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bayeux guide
Caen

Caen

at 17 km (direction east)

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

See Caen guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 22 km (direction east)

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

See Arromanches guide
 
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Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 33 km (direction north-west)

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 39 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cabourg guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 39 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Vire

Vire

at 40 km (direction south-west)

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

See Vire guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction east)

Part of the Normandy Cider Route, Beuvron has lots of...

See Beuvron guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 41 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Falaise guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 42 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Houlgate guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 47 km (direction east)

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

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide
Cambremer

Cambremer

at 47 km (direction east)

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

See Cambremer guide
Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 47 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Villers-sur-Mer guide

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

Map of places to visit near Vendes

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Markets in and near Vendes

  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (4km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (14km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (18km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (20km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (23km)
  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (23km)

More information about Vendes, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Vendes, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (12km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (12km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (15km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (16km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (18km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (25km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Brécy (15km)
  • Plantbessin (16km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Prairie (Caen) (17km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (17km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (22km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (26km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (28km)
  • Roches de Ham (35km)
  • Baie des Veys (47km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (49km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (8km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (31km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (20km)
 
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Geography and distances

Vendes is in the north of France at 17 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Vendes is 217 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vendes

Canton: Tilly-sur-Seulles

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14250

Distance to Vendes

from Caen (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 217 km

from Calais: 266 km

from Nice: 853 km

from Bordeaux: 479 km

from Strasbourg: 613 km

Getting here

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

We have 21 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bougy, Buceels, Cheux, Cristot, Fontenay-le-Pesnel, Gavrus, Grainville-sur-Odon, Hottot-les-Bagues, Juvigny-sur-Seulles, Le Locheur, Le Mesnil-Patry, Lingevres, Missy, Mondrainville, Monts-en-Bessin, Noyers-Bocage, Saint-Louet-sur-Seulles, Saint-Vaast-sur-Seulles, Tessel, Tilly-sur-Seulles and Villy-Bocage.

This page in French: Visiter Vendes

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