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Le Fresne-Camilly

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Le Fresne-Camilly is situated in the Thue Valley is a village composed of three hamlets, Le Fresne, and Camilly Cainet. It is 14 km from Caen, 4 km and 17 km of Creully of Bayeux between Thaon and Bretteville-l'Orgueilleuse. It is spread over 7 km².

This village has a historic liabilities, evidenced by the many historic monuments and buildings. Historical figures like Jean Eudes, Baron Alexandre Leforestier of Osseville lived in Fresne Camilly. During World War II, the territory of Fresne-Camilly Airport has served for the allies.

The territory of the town and the stronghold of the neighboring municipality of Thaon, belonged to the family Camilly Blouet since the seventeenth century. It was divided into several fiefdoms (from Camilly, du Fresne and Cainet) distributed among the members of the family that made Camilly build castles in each fief. The Cainet is attached to Fresne in 1835.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLe Fresne-Camilly
Latitude49.2601860 (N 49° 15’ 37”)
Longitude-0.4891810 (W 0° 29’ 21”)
AltitudeFrom 19m to 59m
Surface area7.06 km²
Population860 inhabitants
Density121 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCaen (9.7 mi, 22 min)
Insee code14288
IntercommunalityCU Caen la Mer

Nearest cities & towns

Thaon1.9 mi (6 min)
Ponts sur Seulles2.8 mi (8 min)
Cairon2.8 mi (7 min)
Creully sur Seulles3.5 mi (7 min)
Rosel3.5 mi (9 min)
Thue et Mue3.8 mi (8 min)
Fontaine-Henry3.8 mi (10 min)
Basly4.3 mi (11 min)
Villons-les-Buissons4.3 mi (12 min)
Colombiers-sur-Seulles4.3 mi (12 min)
Colomby-Anguerny5 mi (13 min)
Bény-sur-Mer5.2 mi (13 min)
Rots5.3 mi (13 min)


Wednesday 26 april
Min. 8°C - Max. 13°C
Thursday 27 april
Min. 9°C - Max. 12°C
Friday 28 april
Min. 8°C - Max. 14°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit the French gardens of Domaine Marquis Turgot
Culture and education6 € Creully sur Seulles (1.9 mi)
Half-Day on the Cheese Route with Private Guide – Leaving from Caen
Local flavours70 € Caen (7.8 mi)
Water sports equipment hire in the Orne Valley
Nature and the great outdoors17 € Caen (8.4 mi)
Canoe-kayak at the heart of Swiss Normandy
Nature and the great outdoors8 € Le Hom (18.8 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Cotentin Peninsula
Car itineraryEasy7h00Carentan-les-Marais (34 mi)
Stroll Impressionist
Village visitIntermediate2h00Honfleur (34 mi)
Turqueville's Tower
Village visitEasy1h15Turqueville (37 mi)


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