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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados

Villers-Bocage - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados

At 30 km from Caen, 25 km from Bayeux, Village Phase since 2004, Villers-Bocage enjoys exceptional access with the A84, linking Caen to Rennes.

Starting Point Road Traditions, the town has many shops and services, including a service area for campers.

Marketplace important since the Middle Ages, the city will continue to prosper into the 19th century, will be established when a large meat market, developed especially with the arrival of the railway to Villers-Bocage. The cattle market - now unused - reflects the importance of this trade.

Destroyed nearly 90% of City Planning is rebuilt to accommodate the traffic, while maintaining the provision in the village street, character Villers-Bocage since the Middle Ages.

Located on the track "The Last Stand" from the Historical Area of the Battle of Normandy, the site of Villers-Bocage is known for the battle of June 13, 1944, which saw the defeat of the British-cons before a German attack.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude49.0805220 (N 49° 4’ 50”)
Longitude-0.6551180 (W 0° 39’ 18”)
AltitudeFrom 95m to 217m
Surface area5.76 km²
Population3124 inhabitants
Density542 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCaen (30 km, 24 min)
Insee code14752
IntercommunalityCC Villers Bocage Intercom

Nearest cities & towns

Villy-Bocage2.2 km (3 min)
Saint-Louet-sur-Seulles2.3 km (3 min)
Épinay-sur-Odon3 km (6 min)
Tracy-Bocage3.9 km (7 min)
Maisoncelles-Pelvey4.3 km (6 min)
Amayé-sur-Seulles4.7 km (7 min)
Parfouru-sur-Odon5 km (9 min)
Anctoville5.3 km (9 min)
Longvillers5.4 km (7 min)
Seulline6.1 km (9 min)
Monts-en-Bessin6.7 km (7 min)
Tournay-sur-Odon6.7 km (12 min)
Landes-sur-Ajon7.1 km (9 min)
Le Mesnil-au-Grain7.3 km (11 min)

Things to see and do

St. Martin's Church (20th century heritage site), the cattle market, the model of the city before its destruction in 1944, the Wood Ecanet ...

If you want to freely discover the history of the city and its monuments, people in Pre-Grove will tell their memories on the history of Villers-Bocage in an audio-guide available at the tourist.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Ecanet Day: The last Saturday of June, the city with the help of all associations offer a few hours of trade in this place. Music, dance, games, food and to close the evening, a bonfire followed by a magnificent fireworks display.


Church of Villers-Bocage
Church of Villers-Bocage
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Tourist Office Villers-Bocage
Tourist Office Villers-Bocage
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Friday 22 september
Min. 9°C - Max. 18°C
Saturday 23 september
Min. 7°C - Max. 22°C
Sunday 24 september
Min. 11°C - Max. 25°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Route Traditions, zoo Jurques the Souterroscope the slate, the audio-guided Aunay-sur-Odon, based Louisan sports, riding, fishing ponds, hiking trails ...

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canoe-kayak at the heart of Swiss Normandy
Nature and the great outdoors8 € Le Hom (16.3 km)
2-Hour Cookery Workshop at Manoir Sainte Croix
Local flavours49 € Fleury-sur-Orne (21 km)
All-weather sledding
Entertainment4 € Souleuvre-en-Bocage (21 km)
Half-Day on the Cheese Route with Private Guide – Leaving from Caen
Local flavours70 € Caen (24 km)
Jeep Ride along the D-Day Landing Beaches
Culture and education40 € Asnelles (29 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Cotentin Peninsula
Car itineraryEasy7h00Carentan-les-Marais (50 km)
Around Lande Pourrie
Car itineraryEasy4h00Saint-Cyr-du-Bailleul (58 km)


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