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Vieux tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vieux in Calvados

Photo is of Caen at 10 km from Vieux

Visit Vieux: highlights and tourist information

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Vieux is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Caen at 10 km and Creully at 21 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Vieux, 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 Vieux in Normandy.

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

Caen

Caen

at 10 km (direction north-east)

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

See Caen guide
Creully

Creully

at 21 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Creully guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Bayeux guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 29 km (direction north-west)

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

See Arromanches guide
 
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Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Beuvron guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 30 km (direction south-east)

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

See Falaise guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 31 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cabourg guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 31 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 34 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Houlgate guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 35 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 35 km (direction east)

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

See Cambremer guide
Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

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

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

See Villers-sur-Mer guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 45 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Vire

Vire

at 45 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Vire guide

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

Map of places to visit near Vieux

 
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Markets in and near Vieux

  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (10km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (11km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (16km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (18km)
  • Troarn: market Saturday (20km)
  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (21km)
  • Ouistreham: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (23km)

Hotels near Vieux

More information about Vieux, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Vieux, France

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

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) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (20km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (20km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (21km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (27km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (38km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Brécy (21km)
  • Plantbessin (28km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (29km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Prairie (Caen) (9km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (10km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (19km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (22km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (34km)
  • Roches de Ham (45km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (16km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (41km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cabourg (30km)
  • Domjean (46km)
  • Touques (47km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (26km)
 
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Geography and distances

Vieux is in the north of France at 10 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Vieux is 205 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vieux

Canton: Évrecy

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14930

Distance to Vieux

from Caen (prefecture): 10 km

from Paris: 205 km

from Calais: 262 km

from Nice: 842 km

from Bordeaux: 475 km

from Strasbourg: 601 km

Getting here

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

We have 26 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amaye-sur-Orne, Avenay, Baron-sur-Odon, Clinchamps-sur-Orne, Esquay-Notre-Dame, Eterville, Evrecy, Feuguerolles-Bully, Fleury-sur-Orne, Fontaine-Etoupefour, Fontenay-le-Marmion, Fresney-le-Puceux, Gavrus, Laize-la-Ville, Louvigny, Maizet, Maltot, May-sur-Orne, Mondrainville, Mouen, Mutrecy, Saint-Andre-sur-Orne, Saint-Martin-de-Fontenay, Sainte-Honorine-du-Fay, Tourville-sur-Odon and Verson.

This page in French: Visiter Vieux

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