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Saint-Jean-des-Bois tourism, attractions and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Jean-des-Bois in Orne

Photo of Vire at 15 km from Saint-Jean-des-Bois

Visit Saint-Jean-des-Bois: Highlights and Tourist Information

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).

Popular places to visit nearby: these include Vire at 15 km and Domfront at 18 km . For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Jean-des-Bois tourism: selected places to visit and attractions

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.

photo of Domfront
Domfront 18km
photo of Bagnoles de l'Orne
Bagnoles de l'Orne 33km
photo of Falaise
Falaise 48km
photo of Fougeres
Fougeres 51km
photo of Saint-Brice-en-Cogles
Saint-Brice-en-Cogles 55km

Map of places to visit near Saint-Jean-des-Bois and location information

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More information about Saint-Jean-des-Bois & region

Saint-Jean-des-Bois hotels

Orne (local department)

Normandy (surrounding region)

Driving distances & route maps

Markets in and near Saint-Jean-des-Bois

Local markets

  • 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)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (35km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (35km)
  • Louvigne-du-Desert: market Friday (36km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (37km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (37km)
  • Ducey: market Tuesday (38km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (41km)
  • Saint-James: market Monday (45km)

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)

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)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Jean-des-Bois

Canton: Tinchebray

Arrondissement: Argentan

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61800

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

Close by

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.

Getting here

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.

This page in French: Visitez Saint-Jean-des-Bois

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