Saint-Nicolas-Des-Bois tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Nicolas-Des-Bois: highlights and tourist information

Saint-Nicolas-Des-Bois is situated in the Orne (Normandy region) in the north of France at 9 km from Alencon, the department capital. (General information: Saint-Nicolas-Des-Bois is 176 km from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei at 13 km and Sees at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Nicolas-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-Nicolas-Des-Bois. Note that all distances shown are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater.

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More information about Saint-Nicolas-Des-Bois & region

Markets in and near Saint-Nicolas-Des-Bois

Local markets

  • Alencon: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (8km)
  • Sees: market Saturday (17km)
  • Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (24km)
  • Le Mele-sur-Sarthe: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Villaines-la-Juhel: market Monday (27km)
  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (28km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (30km)
  • Mamers: market Monday (30km)
  • Beaumont-sur-Sarthe: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (33km)

Tourist attractions to visit near Saint-Nicolas-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-Nicolas-Des-Bois and wondering what to do next! Positions of each of these attractions is shown on the map below.

Most beautiful villages in France (see also beautiful French villages) Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei (13km); Sainte-Suzanne (52km)

National Monuments Carrouges Chateau (15km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour) Argentan (28km)

Regional Natural Parcs Normandie-Maine (18km)

Remarkable gardens Sassy (19km)

Sites of natural beauty Signal d'Écouves (6km); Forêt d'Écouves (7km); Mont du Haut-Fourché (17km); Forêt de Perseigne (20km)

Towns of Art and history Jublains (46km); Evron (49km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie) Saint-Loup-du-Gast (46km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Nicolas-Des-Bois

Canton: Alençon 1er Canton

Arrondissement: Alençon

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61250

Distance to Saint-Nicolas-Des-Bois

from Alencon (prefecture): 9 km

from Paris: 176 km

from Calais: 303 km

from Nice: 772 km

from Bordeaux: 409 km

from Strasbourg: 569 km

Getting here

Saint-Nicolas-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-Nicolas-Des-Bois from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Saint-Nicolas-Des-Bois): Colombiers, Cuissai, Damigny, Fontenai-les-Louvets, La Roche-Mabile, Livaie, Lonrai, Pace, Ravigny, Saint-Denis-sur-Sarthon and Saint-Didier-sous-Ecouves.

This page in French: Visitez Saint-Nicolas-Des-Bois