Brethel tourism and travel guide

Photo of Brethel in Orne

Visit Brethel: highlights and tourist information

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Brethel is situated in the Orne, Normandy region, in the north of France at 46 km from Alencon, the department capital. (General information: Brethel is 133 km from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Mortagne-au-Perche at 22 km and Sees at 30 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Brethel, France: places to visit and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend when sightseeing close to Brethel in Normandy. Note that all distances shown are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater.


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Orne

Map of places to visit near Brethel

Markets in and near Brethel

  • Vitrai-sous-Laigle: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Tourouvre: market Friday (17km)
  • Mortagne-Au-Perche: market Saturday all day (22km)
  • Montreuil-l'Argille: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Longny-Au-Perche: market Wednesday (26km)
  • La Barre-en-Ouche: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Le Mele-sur-Sarthe: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Verneuil-sur-Avre: market Saturday (28km)
  • Sees: market Saturday (30km)
  • Breteuil: market Wednesday (30km)

More information about Brethel, Normandy

Tourist attractions to visit near Brethel, France

Below we show places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Brethel and wondering what to do next!

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Perche (40km) [Map]

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de la petite Rochelle (37km) [Map]
  • Sassy (39km) [Map]

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt d'Écouves (40km) [Map]
  • Forêt de Perseigne (41km) [Map]
  • Signal d'Écouves (42km) [Map]
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (61km) [Map]

Towns of Art and history

  • Orbec (35km) [Map]

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Tourouvre (17km) [Map]

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Brethel

Canton: Moulins-la-Marche

Arrondissement: Mortagne-au-Perche

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61270

Distance to Brethel

from Alencon (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 133 km

from Calais: 265 km

from Nice: 761 km

from Bordeaux: 440 km

from Strasbourg: 530 km

Getting here

Brethel is in the north of France. Most visitors arrive in one of the cross-challen ferry ports with Caen being especially close, typically within an hours drive. For driving distances to Brethel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than 6 kilometres from Brethel): Aube, Auguaise, Beaufai, Bonnefoi, Ecorcei, La Chapelle-Viel, Le Menil-Berard, Les Aspres, Rai and Saint-Pierre-Des-Loges.

This page in French: Visitez Brethel