Saint-Jean-Des-Bois tourism and travel guide
Visit Saint-Jean-Des-Bois: highlights and tourist information
Saint-Jean-Des-Bois is situated in the Orne (Normandy region) in the north of France at 73 km from Alencon, the department capital. (General information: Saint-Jean-Des-Bois is 231 km from Paris).
Saint-Jean-Des-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 Saint-Jean-Des-Bois. Note that all distances shown are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater.
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Map of places to visit near Saint-Jean-Des-Bois
More information about Saint-Jean-Des-Bois & region
Markets in and near Saint-Jean-Des-Bois
- Sourdeval: market Tuesday (9km)
- Vire: market Friday (14km)
- Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (17km)
- Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (23km)
- Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet: market Wednesday (27km)
- Brecey: market Friday (28km)
- Briouze: market Monday (31km)
- Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (33km)
- Villedieu-les-Poeles: market Tuesday (34km)
- Gorron: market Wednesday (35km)
Tourist attractions to visit near Saint-Jean-Des-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 Saint-Jean-Des-Bois and wondering what to do next! Positions of each of these attractions is shown on the map below.
Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour) Domfront (18km)
Regional Natural Parcs Normandie-Maine (49km)
Remarkable gardens Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (48km)
Sites of natural beauty Forêt de Saint-Sever (21km); Rochers des Parcs (32km); Roches de Ham (39km); Forêt de Fougères (46km)
Towns of Art and history Fougeres (51km)
Listed as villages d'etape - (recommended place to break a long journey) Villedieu-les-Poeles (34km); Torigni-sur-Vire (37km); Ducey (38km); Villers-Bocage (41km); Saint-Brice-en-Cogles (55km)
Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie) Saint-Fraimbault (27km); Domjean (34km); Saint-Loup-du-Gast (40km)
Zoo and/or wildlife park Parc zoologique de Jurques (31km); Parc zoologique de Champrepus (41km)
Geography and distances
Distance to Saint-Jean-Des-Bois
from Alencon (prefecture): 73 km
from Paris: 231 km
from Calais: 312 km
from Nice: 834 km
from Bordeaux: 432 km
from Strasbourg: 627 km
Saint-Jean-Des-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 Saint-Jean-Des-Bois from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.
We have 10 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Saint-Jean-Des-Bois): Beauchene, Chaulieu, Ger, Le Fresne-Poret, Le Menil-Ciboult, Saint-Christophe-de-Chaulieu, Saint-Cornier-Des-Landes, Tinchebray, Truttemer-le-Petit and Yvrandes.
This page in French: Visitez Saint-Jean-Des-Bois