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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados

Location: town board, the plain of Caen, the regional capital, the center of the marsh area of the Valley of the Dives. Porte du Pays d'Auge.

The history dates back to 1022 Troarn with Roger Montgomeri who built the first of a college. Succeeding his father, Roger 2nd from Montgomeri summoned monks from the abbey of Conches (Eure) and founded the Benedictine abbey St Martin in 1048 on the site of the former. The church was dedicated May 13, 1059 by Odo of Conteville, bishop of Bayeux, half brother of William says "The Bastard". The monk will Durand was appointed the first abbot. Roger second of Montgomeri (a descendant of this famous family had to participate in the liberation of Normandy in 1944) was Mabile Bellême wife who died tragically murdered in Bures-sur-Dives in his mansion. She was buried in the abbey of St. Martin Troarn. Religious wars in 1562 and the Revolution of 1789 destroyed the abbey whose property was confiscated, sold and scattered. Troarn had to endure the war of 1914-1918 before the German occupation of World War II. Devastated during the Battle of Normandy, she was released August 17, 1944. Since its reconstruction, Troarn experiencing considerable population growth.

The Tomb of Sir Hugh: The sarcophagus is richly carved and fitted with a long commemorative inscription, is one of very few examples of funerary sculpture Romanesque Norman survived until today. It was discovered in 1909 in a location corresponding to the transept of the abbey of Saint-Martin Troarn. This could be a knight Hugues de Montgomeri, brother of Roger II, founder of the Abbey of Saint-Martin. It would therefore predates the year 1040.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude49.1814589 (N 49° 10’ 53”)
Longitude-0.1819470 (W 0° 10’ 55”)
AltitudeFrom 2m to 61m
Surface area16.67 km²
Population5580 inhabitants
Density334 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCaen (9.8 mi, 18 min)
Insee code14712
IntercommunalityCU Caen la Mer

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Samson1.1 mi (3 min)
Saint-Pair1.2 mi (4 min)
Bures-sur-Dives1.4 mi (5 min)
Janville1.9 mi (4 min)
Banneville-la-Campagne2 mi (4 min)
Touffréville2.5 mi (7 min)
Émiéville3 mi (7 min)
Saint-Pierre-du-Jonquet3.3 mi (6 min)
Escoville3.5 mi (7 min)
Basseneville4 mi (11 min)
Bavent4.2 mi (9 min)
Hérouvillette4.4 mi (9 min)
Démouville4.4 mi (11 min)
Argences4.4 mi (11 min)

Things to see and do

The remains of the abbey of Saint Martin in the 11th century (visible from the outside only).

The Romanesque Revival church was rebuilt in 1890 and restored after the war (especially the bell tower).

The tomb of Sir Hugh (eleventh century).

The old town hall which dates back to the years 1830-1848 where the headquarters Office of Tourism.

The Marshes of Dives.

The building of the clock, the former hospital founded in 1748 with its chapel and grotto of Lourdes.

Leaflets and documents on these monuments and the history of Troarn are available at the Tourist Office or at local access.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Painting exhibitions, theater shows, bicycle races, pétanque ...

In September: Holy Cross Day.

September: Heritage Days.

In October, stock clothing, the village hall.

December: Christmas market, Place Paul Quellec and ballroom.


Remains of the Abbey of Saint-Martin Troarn
Remains of the Abbey of Saint-Martin Troarn
See photo


Saturday 27 may
Min. 12°C - Max. 17°C
Sunday 28 may
Min. 10°C - Max. 16°C
Monday 29 may
Min. 9°C - Max. 18°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Marsh Road.

Footpaths around Troarn.

ATV excursions.

The house of the Marais Goustranville.

Ponds Janville (trout fishing).

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Water sports equipment hire in the Orne Valley
Nature and the great outdoors17 € Caen (7.6 mi)
Half-Day on the Cheese Route with Private Guide – Leaving from Caen
Local flavours70 € Caen (8.1 mi)
Visit the French formal gardens at the Domaine Marquis Turgot
Culture and education6 € Creully sur Seulles (16.8 mi)
Canoe-kayak at the heart of Swiss Normandy
Nature and the great outdoors8 € Le Hom (19.1 mi)
Cookery lessons at La Maison du Chef Normand
Local flavours39 € Saint-Philbert-des-Champs (21 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Cliffs of Black Cows
HikeEasy2h00Villers-sur-Mer (12.5 mi)
Stroll Impressionist
Village visitIntermediate2h00Honfleur (25 mi)
Way of the Three Calvaries
HikeEasy3h00Asnières (26 mi)
Heritage tour - city of Pont Audemer 27500 Normandy
HikeEasy35 minPont-Audemer (34 mi)
Saracens Path
HikeEasy3h00Condé-sur-Risle (37 mi)


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