Saint-Maurice-du-Desert tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Maurice-du-Desert in Orne

Visit Saint-Maurice-du-Desert: highlights and tourist information

Saint-Maurice-du-Desert is situated in the Orne, Normandy region, in the north of France at 41 km from Alencon, the department capital. (General information: Saint-Maurice-du-Desert is 203 km from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Domfront at 19 km and Lassay-les-Chateaux at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Maurice-du-Desert, 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-Maurice-du-Desert. Note that all distances shown are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater.


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

Markets in and near Saint-Maurice-du-Desert

Local markets

  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (3km)
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (6km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (10km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (29km)
  • Villaines-la-Juhel: market Monday (30km)
  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (31km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (35km)
  • Mayenne: market Saturday & Monday (38km)
  • Gorron: market Wednesday (38km)

More information about Saint-Maurice-du-Desert & region

Tourist attractions to visit near Saint-Maurice-du-Desert, 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-Maurice-du-Desert and wondering what to do next!

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (18km) [Map]

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (18km) [Map]

Remarkable gardens

  • Sassy (30km) [Map]
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (48km) [Map]
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (56km) [Map]

Sites of natural beauty

  • Signal d'Écouves (32km) [Map]
  • Rochers des Parcs (34km) [Map]
  • Forêt d'Écouves (34km) [Map]
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (37km) [Map]

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Fraimbault (27km) [Map]
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (29km) [Map]

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (51km) [Map]

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Maurice-du-Desert

Canton: Ferté-Macé

Arrondissement: Alençon

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61600

Distance to Saint-Maurice-du-Desert

from Alencon (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 203 km

from Calais: 306 km

from Nice: 803 km

from Bordeaux: 420 km

from Strasbourg: 598 km

Getting here

Saint-Maurice-du-Desert 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-Maurice-du-Desert from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have found 9 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Saint-Maurice-du-Desert): Bagnoles-de-l'Orne, Beauvain, La Coulonche, La Ferte-Mace, La Sauvagere, Le Grais, Lonlay-le-Tesson, Magny-le-Desert and Saint-Michel-Des-Andaines.

This page in French: Visitez Saint-Maurice-du-Desert