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Sainteny tourism, attractions and travel guide

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Photo of Coutances at 25 km from Sainteny

Visit Sainteny: Highlights and Tourist Information

Sainteny is situated in the Manche (Normandy region) in the north of France at 21 km from Saint-Lo, the department capital. (General information: Sainteny is 270 km from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Normandy landing beaches at 34 km and Bayeux at 44 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Sainteny, France: places to visit, tourism and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend close to Sainteny. Note that all distances shown are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater.

photo of Coutances
Coutances 25km
photo of Normandy landing beaches
Normandy landing beaches 34km
photo of Bayeux
Bayeux 44km
photo of Cherbourg
Cherbourg 49km
photo of Granville
Granville 49km

Map of places to visit near Sainteny and location information

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More information about Sainteny & region

Manche (local department)

Normandy (surrounding region)

Driving distances & route maps

Markets in and near Sainteny

Local markets

  • Carentan: market Monday all day (9km)
  • Periers: market Saturday (9km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (16km)
  • La Haye-du-Puits: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise: market Thursday (19km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (21km)
  • Coutances: market Thursday & Saturday (23km)
  • Gouville-sur-Mer: market Monday - seasonal market only (25km)
  • Gouville-sur-Mer: market Friday (25km)

Tourist attractions to visit near Sainteny, 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 Sainteny and wondering what to do next! Positions of each of these attractions is shown on the map below.

Heritage sites Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (39km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour) Granville (49km)

Regional Natural Parcs Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (7km)

Churches or other religious monuments Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (28km); Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (44km)

Remarkable gardens Argences (27km); Plantbessin (38km); Château de Beaurepaire (47km); Parc du château des Ravalet (49km); Jardin botanique du château de Vauville (59km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé) (see also historical French towns) Bayeux (44km)

Sites of natural beauty Baie des Veys (20km); Roches de Ham (31km); Forêt de Cerisy (31km); Chausey (55km)

Towns of Art and history Coutances (25km); Valognes (32km)

Listed as villages d'etape - (recommended place to break a long journey) Torigni-sur-Vire (33km); Villedieu-les-Poeles (45km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie) Domjean (35km); Cherbourg (50km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park Parc zoologique de Champrepus (45km); Parc zoologique de Jurques (48km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Sainteny

Canton: Carentan

Arrondissement: Saint-Lô

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50500

Distance to Sainteny

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 21 km

from Paris: 270 km

from Calais: 295 km

from Nice: 899 km

from Bordeaux: 493 km

from Strasbourg: 666 km

Getting here

Sainteny is in the north of France. Most visitors arrive by car, often from the ferries at Saint-Malo, Cherbourg or Caen on the coast here which are very convenient. For driving distances to Sainteny from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Sainteny): Auxais, Marchesieux, Meautis, Nay, Raids, Saint-Andre-de-Bohon, Saint-Georges-de-Bohon, Saint-Germain-sur-Seves, Saint-Sebastien-de-Raids and Tribehou.

This page in French: Visitez Sainteny

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