Chanu tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chanu in Orne



Visit Chanu: highlights and tourist information

Chanu is situated in the Orne (Normandy region) in the north of France at 66 km from Alencon, the department capital. (General information: Chanu is 222 km from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Vire at 20 km and Bagnoles de l'Orne at 27 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Chanu, France: places to visit and attractions

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


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Plan your visit to Chanu

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More information about Chanu & region

Markets in and near Chanu

Local markets

  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (9km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (17km)
  • Sourdeval: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Vire: market Friday (19km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (23km)
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (27km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (28km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (32km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (33km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet: market Wednesday (34km)

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

National Monuments Carrouges Chateau (43km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour) Domfront (15km)

Regional Natural Parcs Normandie-Maine (43km)

Remarkable gardens Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (52km); Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (55km)

Sites of natural beauty Rochers des Parcs (26km); Forêt de Saint-Sever (28km); Roches de Ham (43km); Forêt de Fougères (52km); Mont du Haut-Fourché (61km)

Towns of Art and history Fougeres (57km)

Listed as villages d'etape - (recommended place to break a long journey) Villers-Bocage (39km); Torigni-sur-Vire (41km); Villedieu-les-Poeles (42km); Ducey (46km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie) Saint-Fraimbault (27km); Domjean (39km); Saint-Loup-du-Gast (39km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park Parc zoologique de Jurques (31km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Chanu

Canton: Tinchebray

Arrondissement: Argentan

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61800

Distance to Chanu

from Alencon (prefecture): 66 km

from Paris: 222 km

from Calais: 306 km

from Nice: 828 km

from Bordeaux: 433 km

from Strasbourg: 619 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Chanu): Beauchene, La Chapelle-Biche, La Lande-Patry, Landisacq, Larchamp, Saint-Clair-de-Halouze, Saint-Cornier-Des-Landes, Saint-Paul, Tinchebray and Yvrandes.

This page in French: Visitez Chanu