Vienne-en-Bessin tourism and travel guide

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Visit Vienne-en-Bessin: highlights and tourist information

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Vienne-en-Bessin is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 21 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Vienne-en-Bessin is 221 kilometres from Paris).

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

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Vienne-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 Vienne-en-Bessin in Normandy.

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

 
 

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Map of places to visit near Vienne-en-Bessin

Markets in and near Vienne-en-Bessin

  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (7km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (12km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (13km)
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer: market Thursday (17km)
  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (17km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (19km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (22km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (25km)

More information about Vienne-en-Bessin, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Vienne-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 Vienne-en-Bessin.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (3km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (3km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (4km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (6km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (21km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (25km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Brécy (4km)
  • Plantbessin (15km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (20km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (21km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (22km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (25km)
  • Baie des Veys (39km)
  • Roches de Ham (42km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (42km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (22km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (38km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (32km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Vienne-en-Bessin

Canton: Ryes

Arrondissement: Bayeux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14400

Distance to Vienne-en-Bessin

from Caen (prefecture): 21 km

from Paris: 221 km

from Calais: 256 km

from Nice: 864 km

from Bordeaux: 494 km

from Strasbourg: 616 km

Getting here

Vienne-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 Vienne-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 ): Bazenville, Carcagny, Coulombs, Crepon, Creully, Ducy-Sainte-Marguerite, Esquay-sur-Seulles, Le Manoir, Magny-en-Bessin, Martragny, Meuvaines, Monceaux-en-Bessin, Nonant, Rucqueville, Ryes, Saint-Gabriel-Brecy, Saint-Martin-Des-Entrees, Saint-Vigor-le-Grand, Sainte-Croix-Grand-Tonne, Sommervieu, Vaux-sur-Seulles and Villiers-le-Sec.

This page in French: Visiter Vienne-en-Bessin