Villers-Canivet tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Falaise at 7 km from Villers-Canivet

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Villers-Canivet is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Villers-Canivet in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Falaise at 7 km and Argentan at 28 km.

Villers-Canivet, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Falaise

Falaise

at 7 km (direction south-east)

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

See Falaise guide
Argentan

Argentan

at 28 km (direction south-east), in the Orne department

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

See Argentan guide
Caen

Caen

at 28 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Caen guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction north-east)

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

See Beuvron guide
 
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Cambremer

Cambremer

at 32 km (direction north-east)

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

See Cambremer guide
Les Jardins du Pays d\'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 32 km (direction north-east)

The gardens of the Pays d'Auge are a beautiful mature garden set around a...

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide
Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

at 37 km (direction east-south-east), in the Orne department

The Haras du Pin is the oldest of the national horse training centres in...

See Haras du Pin guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 40 km (direction north-north-east)

In the 'Village of William the Conqueror' at Dives-sur-Mer artisans and artists are brought...

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 40 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Cabourg guide
Lisieux

Lisieux

at 42 km (direction east-north-east)

The painstaking rebuilding of Lisieux since the war has gone a long way to...

See Lisieux guide
Lisieux Basilica

Lisieux Basilica

Church at 42 km (direction east-north-east)

The basilica in Lisieux is a 20th century church built in tribute to Saint-Therese,...

See Lisieux Basilica guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

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

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

See Houlgate guide
Creully

Creully

at 44 km (direction north-west)

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

See Creully guide
Chateau de Boutemont

Chateau de Boutemont

Castle at 44 km (direction east-north-east)

Beautiful chateau and gardens in the Calvados department of Normandy...

See Chateau de Boutemont guide

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Markets in and near Villers-Canivet

  • Falaise: market Saturday (6km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives: market Monday (19km)
  • Mezidon-Canon: market Sunday (20km)
  • Trun: market Thursday (24km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (24km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (26km)
  • Troarn: market Saturday (27km)
  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (27km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (28km)

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Tourist attractions near Villers-Canivet, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (43km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (28km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (43km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (44km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (14km)
  • Sassy (36km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (44km)
  • Boutemont (44km)
  • Plantbessin (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (16km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (27km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (29km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (34km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (48km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (50km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (33km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (37km)
  • Parc zoologique de Lisieux (49km)
 
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Geography and distances

Villers-Canivet is in the north of France at 28 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Villers-Canivet is 191 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villers-Canivet

Canton: Falaise-Nord

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14420

Distance to Villers-Canivet

from Caen (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 191 km

from Calais: 270 km

from Nice: 819 km

from Bordeaux: 457 km

from Strasbourg: 588 km

Getting here

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

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aubigny, Bons-Tassilly, Falaise, Fontaine-le-Pin, Leffard, Noron-l'Abbaye, Ouilly-le-Tesson, Pierrepont, Potigny, Saint-Germain-Langot, Saint-Pierre-Canivet, Soulangy, Soumont-Saint-Quentin, Ussy and Versainville.

This page in French: Visiter Villers-Canivet