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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados

Common north-east of Caen on Divette.

Petiville The village was the scene of the famous battle of Varaville (1057) between the troops of the King of France, Henry 1 (based on the hill Bastembourg) to those of Duke William (based in Bavent) which ended in a victory overwhelming the Duke of Normandy, the battle marked a turning point in the foreign policy of William, who is now preparing to conquer England.

The arms of Petiville: The Arms "Silver Lion of mouth with three vine leaves vert put 2 and 1," Arms of the Family of Late Petiville are brought by the village since 1999 after agreement from Mr. Petiville .

The first written records, proving the existence of the village dates from 1198, there are the oldest form of the name Parva Villa in the "Magni-Rotuli 69-2 (Great Roles of the Exchequer of Normandy, leaves parchment glued end to end and kept a roll - Lat. rolutus).

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude49.2424710 (N 49° 14’ 33”)
Longitude-0.1750090 (W 0° 10’ 30”)
AltitudeFrom 2m to 25m
Surface area2.89 km²
Population530 inhabitants
Density183 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCaen (17.8 km, 27 min)
Insee code14499
IntercommunalityCC Campagne et Baie de l'Orne

Nearest cities & towns

Varaville2.2 km (4 min)
Bavent2.8 km (5 min)
Gonneville-en-Auge3.5 km (7 min)
Bréville-les-Monts4.7 km (8 min)
Bures-sur-Dives5.6 km (10 min)
Merville-Franceville-Plage6.4 km (11 min)
Hérouvillette6.4 km (8 min)
Sallenelles6.9 km (12 min)
Ranville7.2 km (9 min)
Amfreville7.2 km (11 min)
Troarn7.5 km (12 min)
Cabourg7.6 km (11 min)
Brucourt7.6 km (9 min)
Périers-en-Auge8 km (9 min)

Things to see and do

Events and festivities

The first Sunday of February: Feast of St. Blaise.

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Quad or buggy on the D-Day beaches
Sports sensations55 € to 210 € Asnelles (32 km)
Canoe-kayak at the heart of Swiss Normandy
Nature and the great outdoors8 € Thury-Harcourt (36 km)
Introduction to flying a plane
Sports sensations160 € to 600 € Le Havre (37 km)
Introduction to flying a helicopter
Sports sensations230 € to 460 € Le Havre (37 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Stroll Impressionist
Village visitIntermediate2h00Honfleur (35 km)
Saracens Path
HikeEasy3h00Condé-sur-Risle (58 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals