Joue-du-Bois tourism and travel guide

Photo of Joue-du-Bois in Orne

Visit Joue-du-Bois: highlights and tourist information

Joue-du-Bois is situated in the Orne, Normandy region, in the north of France at 29 km from Alencon, the department capital. (General information: Joue-du-Bois is 192 km from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Argentan at 24 km and Lassay-les-Chateaux at 25 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Joue-du-Bois, France: places to visit and attractions

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


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

Markets in and near Joue-du-Bois

Local markets

  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (9km)
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (14km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (16km)
  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (24km)
  • Villaines-la-Juhel: market Monday (26km)
  • Alencon: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (29km)
  • Sees: market Saturday (30km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)
  • Trun: market Thursday (35km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (35km)

More information about Joue-du-Bois & region

Tourist attractions to visit near Joue-du-Bois, 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 Joue-du-Bois and wondering what to do next!

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (6km) [Map]

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (10km) [Map]

Remarkable gardens

  • Sassy (20km) [Map]
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (46km) [Map]

Sites of natural beauty

  • Signal d'Écouves (20km) [Map]
  • Forêt d'Écouves (22km) [Map]
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (28km) [Map]
  • Rochers des Parcs (40km) [Map]
  • Forêt de Perseigne (41km) [Map]

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (34km) [Map]
  • Saint-Fraimbault (36km) [Map]

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Joue-du-Bois

Canton: Carrouges

Arrondissement: Alençon

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61320

Distance to Joue-du-Bois

from Alencon (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 192 km

from Calais: 303 km

from Nice: 792 km

from Bordeaux: 417 km

from Strasbourg: 587 km

Getting here

Joue-du-Bois 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 Joue-du-Bois from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have found 9 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Joue-du-Bois): Beauvain, La Chaux, La Motte-Fouquet, Le Champ-de-la-Pierre, Lignieres-Orgeres, Saint-Georges-d'Annebecq, Saint-Martin-l'Aiguillon, Saint-Patrice-du-Desert and Sainte-Marie-la-Robert.

This page in French: Visitez Joue-du-Bois