Cahan tourism, attractions and travel guide

Photo of Cahan in Orne

Visit Cahan: Highlights and Tourist Information

Location of Cahan on map of France

Cahan is situated in the Orne (Normandy region) in the north of France at 62 km from Alencon, the department capital. (General information: Cahan is 204 km from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Vire at 33 km and Domfront at 33 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Cahan, France: places to visit, tourism and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend when sightseeing close to Cahan. 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 Cahan and location information

More information about Cahan & region

Orne (local department)

Normandy (surrounding region)

Driving distances & route maps

Markets in and near Cahan

Local markets

  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (8km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (18km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (19km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (23km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (29km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (31km)
  • Vire: market Friday (32km)
  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (33km)

Tourist attractions to visit near Cahan, 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 Cahan and wondering what to do next! Positions of each of these attractions is shown on the map below.

Most beautiful villages in France (see also beautiful French villages) Beuvron (47km)

National Monuments Carrouges Chateau (39km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour) Domfront (33km); Argentan (34km)

Regional Natural Parcs Normandie-Maine (44km)

Churches or other religious monuments Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (37km); Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (46km); Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (46km); Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (52km)

Remarkable gardens Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (30km); Sassy (39km); Plantbessin (46km)

Sites of natural beauty Rochers des Parcs (6km); Prairie (Caen) (35km); Jardin des plantes de Caen (37km); Forêt de Saint-Sever (44km); Pegasus Bridge (44km); Roches de Ham (48km); Signal d'Écouves (49km); Forêt de Cerisy (49km); Forêt d'Écouves (51km)

Listed as villages d'etape - (recommended place to break a long journey) Villers-Bocage (29km); Torigni-sur-Vire (44km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie) Domjean (45km); Saint-Fraimbault (45km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park Parc zoologique de Jurques (28km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Cahan

Canton: Athis-de-l'Orne

Arrondissement: Argentan

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61430

Distance to Cahan

from Alencon (prefecture): 62 km

from Paris: 204 km

from Calais: 285 km

from Nice: 824 km

from Bordeaux: 447 km

from Strasbourg: 601 km

Getting here

Cahan 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 Cahan from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have found 15 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Cahan): Athis-de-l'Orne, Berjou, Breel, Cossesseville, La Lande-Saint-Simeon, La Pommeraye, Le Bo, Le Mesnil-Villement, Menil-Hubert-sur-Orne, Pierrefitte-en-Cinglais, Pont-d'Ouilly, Saint-Denis-de-Mere, Saint-Philbert-sur-Orne, Sainte-Honorine-la-Chardonne and Segrie-Fontaine.

This page in French: Visitez Cahan

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