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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados

Fontaine-Henry - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados

Fontaine-Henry, charming village of the Bessin, boasts a prestigious past and a rich heritage, which attract great interest from all visitors.

The people of Fontaine-Henry are Fontenois and Fontenoises.

Fontaine-Henry is located in the plain of Caen, between Caen and Courseulles-sur-Mer. The Douet through the town amidst a sunken valley of the limestone plateau. Apart from the church tower, the village is virtually invisible and seen the surrounding wheat fields. Another local curiosity is the presence of caves carved into the limestone for use as stone quarries that have long served as a mushroom.

Fontaine-sur-Thaon Fontaine-Henry became the fourteenth century, in honor of his former lord Henry de Tilly, lord fountains and places, who died in 1305. The village of Moulineaux was attached to Fontaine Henry in the nineteenth century.

Fontaine-Henry in the heart of the Mue valley, shows many old buildings in limestone Creully, extracted from many underground rooms still visible in the embankment bordering the village.

The town is located 15 minutes from major cities of Calvados (Caen and Bayeux), airport Caen / Carpiquet, the harbor station of Caen / Ouistreham, the A13, A84, E46 and N158.

Geographical information

Latitude49.2771700 (N 49° 16’ 38”)
Longitude-0.4564650 (W 0° 27’ 23”)
AltitudeFrom 7m to 58m
Surface area5.81 km²
Population482 inhabitants
Density82 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCaen (8.9 mi, 24 min)
Insee code14275
IntercommunalityCC Seulles Terre et Mer

Nearest cities & towns

Thaon1.6 mi (5 min)
Bény-sur-Mer2 mi (7 min)
Basly2.2 mi (6 min)
Reviers2.7 mi (8 min)
Colomby-Anguerny2.9 mi (9 min)
Ponts sur Seulles3.1 mi (9 min)
Cairon3.4 mi (10 min)
Le Fresne-Camilly3.8 mi (10 min)
Creully sur Seulles4 mi (9 min)
Rosel4.2 mi (11 min)
Banville4.2 mi (12 min)
Anisy4.6 mi (12 min)
Colombiers-sur-Seulles4.7 mi (11 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest



Fontaine-Henry Castle
Fontaine-Henry Castle
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Church of the Nativity of Our Lady
Church of the Nativity of Our Lady
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Chapelle Saint-Clair Moulineaux
Chapelle Saint-Clair Moulineaux
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Friday 19 may
Min. 10°C - Max. 16°C
Saturday 20 may
Min. 10°C - Max. 17°C
Sunday 21 may
Min. 10°C - Max. 17°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

A 6 km from the village, you can visit the landing beaches and all "places of memory" attached to it.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit the French gardens of Domaine Marquis Turgot
Culture and education6 € Creully sur Seulles (3.4 mi)
Half-Day on the Cheese Route with Private Guide – Leaving from Caen
Local flavours70 € Caen (7.7 mi)
Water sports equipment hire in the Orne Valley
Nature and the great outdoors17 € Caen (8.3 mi)
Canoe-kayak at the heart of Swiss Normandy
Nature and the great outdoors8 € Le Hom (20 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Cliffs of Black Cows
HikeEasy2h00Villers-sur-Mer (21 mi)
Stroll Impressionist
Village visitIntermediate2h00Honfleur (33 mi)
Cotentin Peninsula
Car itineraryEasy7h00Carentan-les-Marais (35 mi)


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