Male tourism and travel guide

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Visit Male: highlights and tourist information

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Male is situated in the Orne, Normandy region, in the north of France at 51 km from Alencon, the department capital. (General information: Male is 135 km from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Nogent-le-Rotrou at 8 km and La Ferte-Bernard at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Male, France: places to visit and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend when sightseeing close to Male 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 Male

Markets in and near Male

  • Le Theil: market Wednesday (4km)
  • Nogent-le-Rotrou: market Saturday all day (8km)
  • La Ferte-Bernard: market Saturday & Monday (11km)
  • Remalard: market Monday (17km)
  • La Bazoche-Gouet: market Saturday (23km)
  • Vibraye: market Friday (24km)
  • Bonnetable: market Tuesday & Friday (25km)
  • Souday: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Mamers: market Monday (29km)
  • Longny-Au-Perche: market Wednesday (29km)

More information about Male, Normandy

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Perche (15km) [Map]

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (45km) [Map]
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (50km) [Map]

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de la petite Rochelle (18km) [Map]
  • Le pré Catelan (38km) [Map]

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Perseigne (39km) [Map]

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Tourouvre (36km) [Map]

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cogners (45km) [Map]
  • Coulaines (48km) [Map]

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (59km) [Map]

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Male

Canton: Theil

Arrondissement: Mortagne-au-Perche

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61260

Distance to Male

from Alencon (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 135 km

from Calais: 308 km

from Nice: 715 km

from Bordeaux: 395 km

from Strasbourg: 518 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than 6 kilometres from Male): Aveze, Ceton, La Rouge, Le Theil, Saint-Agnan-sur-Erre and Saint-Hilaire-sur-Erre.

This page in French: Visitez Male