Location: 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).
Note: The photo above was taken in Vire at 15 km from Saint-Jean-des-Bois
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Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend close to Saint-Jean-des-Bois. Note that all distances shown are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater.
If you are planning a visit we suggest you see our hotel search (from a leading hotel agent and with a great selection of hotels and a best price promise).
For a longer visit popular choices include holiday apartments - we suggest holiday villages in 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)
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)
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)
Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie) Saint-Fraimbault (27km); Domjean (34km); Saint-Loup-du-Gast (40km)
zoo or wildlife park Parc zoologique de Jurques (31km); Parc zoologique de Champrepus (41km)
from Alencon (local prefecture): 73 km
from Paris: 231 km
from Calais: 312 km
from Nice: 834 km
from Bordeaux: 432 km
from Strasbourg: 627 km
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.
Orne 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.
This page in French: Visitez Saint-Jean-des-Bois