Lignou tourism and travel guide

Photo of Lignou in Orne

Visit Lignou: highlights and tourist information

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Lignou is situated in the Orne, Normandy region, in the north of France at 42 km from Alencon, the department capital. (General information: Lignou is 199 km from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Bagnoles de l'Orne at 15 km and Domfront at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Lignou, France: places to visit and attractions

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


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

Map of places to visit near Lignou

Markets in and near Lignou

  • Briouze: market Monday (4km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (9km)
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (14km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (25km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (25km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (27km)
  • Trun: market Thursday (34km)
  • Villaines-la-Juhel: market Monday (36km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (36km)

More information about Lignou, Normandy

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (19km) [Map]

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (22km) [Map]

Remarkable gardens

  • Sassy (26km) [Map]
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (40km) [Map]

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (28km) [Map]
  • Signal d'Écouves (31km) [Map]
  • Forêt d'Écouves (33km) [Map]
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (41km) [Map]
  • Forêt de Perseigne (53km) [Map]

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Fraimbault (33km) [Map]
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (36km) [Map]

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (48km) [Map]

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Lignou

Canton: Briouze

Arrondissement: Argentan

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61220

Distance to Lignou

from Alencon (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 199 km

from Calais: 299 km

from Nice: 805 km

from Bordeaux: 427 km

from Strasbourg: 595 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than 6 kilometres from Lignou): Briouze, Faverolles, La Sauvagere, Le Grais, Le Menil-de-Briouze, Les Yveteaux, Lonlay-le-Tesson, Montreuil-Au-Houlme, Pointel, Saint-Georges-d'Annebecq and Saint-Hilaire-de-Briouze.

This page in French: Visitez Lignou