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Vienne-en-Bessin tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vienne-en-Bessin in Calvados

Photo is of Creully at 6 km from Vienne-en-Bessin

Visit Vienne-en-Bessin: highlights and tourist information

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

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.

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!

Creully

Creully

at 6 km (direction east)

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

See Creully guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 6 km (direction west)

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

See Bayeux guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 7 km (direction west)

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

See Arromanches guide
Caen

Caen

at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Caen guide
 
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Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 23 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 36 km (direction east)

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

See Cabourg guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 37 km (direction east)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 39 km (direction east)

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

See Houlgate guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction east)

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

See Beuvron guide
Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 45 km (direction east)

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

See Villers-sur-Mer guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 50 km (direction 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 50 km (direction east)

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

See Cambremer guide
Vire

Vire

at 53 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Vire guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 53 km (direction south-east)

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

See Falaise guide

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Map of places to visit near Vienne-en-Bessin

 
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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

What to do at Vienne-en-Bessin? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

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

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

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

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