Carentan tourism and travel guide

Photo of Carentan in Manche

Visit Carentan: highlights and tourist information

Carentan is situated in the Manche, Normandy region, in the north of France at 24 km from Saint-Lo, the department capital. (General information: Carentan is 266 km from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Normandy landing beaches at 27 km and Coutances at 33 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Carentan, France: places to visit and attractions

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

 
 

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

Map of places to visit near Carentan

Markets in and near Carentan

Market days in Carentan: weekly market: Monday all day;

Local markets

  • Carentan: market Monday all day (0km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise: market Thursday (13km)
  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (17km)
  • Periers: market Saturday (18km)
  • La Haye-du-Puits: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (24km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (28km)
  • Valognes: market Friday (28km)

More information about Carentan, Normandy

Tourist attractions to visit near Carentan, 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 Carentan and wondering what to do next!

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (32km) [Map]

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (4km) [Map]

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (26km) [Map]
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (39km) [Map]

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (34km) [Map]
  • Argences (35km) [Map]
  • Château de Beaurepaire (44km) [Map]
  • Parc du château des Ravalet (45km) [Map]
  • Parc du château de Nacqueville (55km) [Map]
  • Jardin botanique du château de Vauville (57km) [Map]

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie des Veys (11km) [Map]
  • Forêt de Cerisy (29km) [Map]
  • Roches de Ham (34km) [Map]

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (36km) [Map]
  • Villers-Bocage (50km) [Map]

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (49km) [Map]

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Carentan

Canton: Carentan

Arrondissement: Saint-Lô

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50500

Distance to Carentan

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 266 km

from Calais: 287 km

from Nice: 900 km

from Bordeaux: 499 km

from Strasbourg: 661 km

Getting here

Carentan is in the north of France. Most visitors arrive by car, often from the ferries at Saint-Malo, Cherbourg or Caen on the coast here which are very convenient. For driving distances to Carentan from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Carentan): Angoville-Au-Plain, Auvers, Brevands, Catz, Houesville, Meautis, Saint-Come-du-Mont, Saint-Georges-de-Bohon, Saint-Hilaire-Petitville and Saint-Pellerin.

This page in French: Visitez Carentan