Fontenay-sur-Mer travel guide
Visit Fontenay-sur-Mer: Highlights and Tourist Information
Note: The photo above was taken in Barfleur at 20 km from Fontenay-sur-Mer
Location: Fontenay-sur-Mer is situated in the Manche department (Normandy region) in the north of France at 45 km from Saint-Lo, the department capital. (General information: Fontenay-sur-Mer is 275 km from Paris and 278 km from the port at Calais).
Popular places to visit near Fontenay-sur-Mer: these include Barfleur at 20 km and Cherbourg at 27 km. Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) is a listed heritage site at 12 km and Valognes is a listed town of art and history at 12 km. For more places to visit nearby and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.
Photos taken within 10 km
Selected places to visit and attractions near Fontenay-sur-Mer, FranceSome places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend close to Fontenay-sur-Mer
Note that all distances from Fontenay-sur-Mer shown above are direct and real driving distances will be greater.
Fontenay-sur-Mer holidays and travel
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Markets near Fontenay-sur-Mer
- Sainte-Mere-Eglise: market every Thursday (9km)
- Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue: market every Saturday (11km)
- Valognes: market every Friday (12km)
- Quettehou: market every Tuesday (12km)
- Saint-Pierre-Eglise: market every Wednesday (21km)
- Carentan: market every Monday all day (21km)
- Grandcamp-Maisy: market every Sunday (22km)
- Bricquebec: market every Monday (23km)
- Isigny-sur-Mer: market every Wednesday & Saturday (24km)
- Cherbourg: market every Tuesday & Thursday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday (27km)
Tourist attractions nearby
Below we show places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Fontenay-sur-Mer and wondering what to do next! Positions of each of these attractions is shown on the Fontenay-sur-Mer map below.
Heritage Site Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (12km)
Most Beautiful Village Barfleur (20km)
Regional Natural Parc Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (21km)
Religious Monument Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (43km)
Remarkable Garden Parc du château des Ravalet (26km); Château de Beaurepaire (28km); Parc du château de Nacqueville (37km); Jardin botanique du château de Vauville (42km); Plantbessin (49km)
Town Of Art And History Valognes (12km)
Ville Fleurie 4* Cherbourg (28km)
Map of places to visit near Fontenay-sur-Mer & Location Information
Distance to Fontenay-sur-Mer
from Saint-Lo (local prefecture): 45 km
from Paris: 275 km
from Calais: 278 km
from Nice: 917 km
from Bordeaux: 520 km
from Strasbourg: 668 km
* distances are direct not by road!
We have 19 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Fontenay-sur-Mer): Aumeville-Lestre, Azeville, Ecausseville, Emondeville, Eroudeville, Foucarville, Fresville, Joganville, Lestre, Montebourg, Octeville-l'Avenel, Ozeville, Quineville, Ravenoville, Saint-Floxel, Saint-Germain-de-Varreville, Saint-Marcouf, Saint-Martin-d'Audouville and Vaudreville.
Manche 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 Fontenay-sur-Mer from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.
This page in French: Visitez Fontenay-sur-Mer