Couvains tourism and travel guide

Photo of Couvains in Orne

Visit Couvains: highlights and tourist information

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Couvains is situated in the Orne, Normandy region, in the north of France at 59 km from Alencon, the department capital. (General information: Couvains is 131 km from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Mortagne-au-Perche at 38 km and Lisieux at 40 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Couvains, France: places to visit and attractions

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


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Map of places to visit near Couvains

Markets in and near Couvains

  • Montreuil-l'Argille: market Tuesday (10km)
  • La Barre-en-Ouche: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Vitrai-sous-Laigle: market Tuesday (19km)
  • La Ferriere-sur-Risle: market Sunday (21km)
  • Orbec: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Bernay: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Breteuil: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Beaumont-le-Roger: market Tuesday & Friday (29km)
  • Verneuil-sur-Avre: market Saturday (30km)
  • Conches-en-Ouche: market Thursday (30km)

More information about Couvains, Normandy

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Abbey of Bec-Hellouin (43km) [Map]

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum d'Harcourt (39km) [Map]
  • Jardins du château du Champ de Bataille (41km) [Map]
  • Boutemont (43km) [Map]
  • Sassy (46km) [Map]

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt d'Écouves (50km) [Map]
  • Signal d'Écouves (52km) [Map]

Towns of Art and history

  • Orbec (21km) [Map]

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Tourouvre (31km) [Map]

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lisieux (40km) [Map]

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Couvains

Canton: Ferté-Frênel

Arrondissement: Argentan

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61550

Distance to Couvains

from Alencon (prefecture): 59 km

from Paris: 131 km

from Calais: 250 km

from Nice: 771 km

from Bordeaux: 456 km

from Strasbourg: 528 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than 6 kilometres from Couvains): Anceins, Chambord, Gauville, Glos-la-Ferriere, La Ferte-Frenel, La Gonfriere, La Haye-Saint-Sylvestre, Melicourt, Mesnil-Rousset, Notre-Dame-du-Hamel and Saint-Nicolas-de-Sommaire.

This page in French: Visitez Couvains