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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
Population492 inhabitants
Density170 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCaen (11.1 mi, 27 min)
Insee code14499
IntercommunalityCC Normandie-Cabourg-Pays d'Auge

Nearest cities & towns

Varaville1.4 mi (4 min)
Bavent1.7 mi (5 min)
Gonneville-en-Auge2.2 mi (7 min)
Bréville-les-Monts2.9 mi (8 min)
Bures-sur-Dives3.5 mi (10 min)
Hérouvillette4 mi (8 min)
Merville-Franceville-Plage4 mi (11 min)
Sallenelles4.3 mi (12 min)
Amfreville4.5 mi (11 min)
Ranville4.5 mi (9 min)
Saline4.7 mi (12 min)
Brucourt4.7 mi (9 min)
Cabourg4.7 mi (11 min)
Périers-en-Auge5 mi (9 min)

Things to see and do

Events and festivities

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


Tuesday 25 september
Min. 4°C - Max. 18°C
Wednesday 26 september
Min. 5°C - Max. 20°C
Thursday 27 september
Min. 8°C - Max. 25°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Half-Day on the Cheese Route with Private Guide – Leaving from Caen
Local flavours70 € Caen (9.3 mi)
Military laser tag
Entertainment10 € to 25 € Lisieux (18.9 mi)
Pottery, ceramics, turning and modelling course
Arts and Crafts45 € Blangy-le-Château (20 mi)
Canoe-kayak at the heart of Swiss Normandy
Nature and the great outdoors8 € Le Hom (22 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Stroll Impressionist
Village visitIntermediate2h00Honfleur (22 mi)
Way of the Three Calvaries
HikeEasy3h00Asnières (26 mi)
Saracens Path
HikeEasy3h00Condé-sur-Risle (36 mi)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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