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Airel tourism and travel guide

Photo of Airel in Manche

Photo is of Normandy landing beaches at 22 km from Airel

Visit Airel: highlights and tourist information

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Airel is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Normandy landing beaches at 22 km and Bayeux at 28 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Airel, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Airel in Normandy.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 22 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

70 years on and the Normandy Landing Beches still...

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 28 km (direction east), in the Calvados department

Best known for its world-famous tapestry, Bayeux also has...

See Bayeux guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 33 km (direction west)

The abbey church at Lessay is an important example of roman style...

See Lessay abbey guide
Coutances

Coutances

at 35 km (direction west-south-west)

Coutances is well known for its impressive cathedral, built in the...

See Coutances guide
 
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Arromanches

Arromanches

at 36 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

Arromanches is well known as the town where the Mulberry Harbour...

See Arromanches guide
Creully

Creully

at 40 km (direction east), in the Calvados department

The medieval Chateau de Creully is the highlight in Creully...

See Creully guide
Vire

Vire

at 44 km (direction south-south-east), in the Calvados department

When you visit Vire be sure to also explore the...

See Vire guide
Granville

Granville

Seaside resort at 57 km (direction south-west)

Granville is best known for its long sandy beach, and the 19th...

See Granville guide
Cherbourg

Cherbourg

at 60 km (direction north-west)

The port town of Cherbourg has several monuments and museums...

See Cherbourg guide

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

Map of places to visit near Airel

 
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Markets in and near Airel

  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (11km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (15km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (15km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (19km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (22km)
  • Periers: market Saturday (24km)
  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise: market Thursday (27km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (28km)

More information about Airel, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Airel, France

What to do at Airel? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Airel.

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (43km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (19km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (11km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (28km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (36km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (38km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (21km)
  • Argences (35km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (38km)
  • Château de Beaurepaire (60km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Cerisy (14km)
  • Baie des Veys (18km)
  • Roches de Ham (21km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (45km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (56km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (22km)
  • Villers-Bocage (35km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (44km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (26km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (34km)
  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (46km)
 
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Geography and distances

Airel is in the north of France at 11 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Airel is 253 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Airel

Canton: Saint-Clair-sur-l'Elle

Arrondissement: Saint-Lô

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50680

Distance to Airel

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 11 km

from Paris: 253 km

from Calais: 284 km

from Nice: 885 km

from Bordeaux: 489 km

from Strasbourg: 649 km

Getting here

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 Airel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cartigny-l'Epinay, Castilly, Cavigny, Couvains, La Meauffe, Lison, Moon-sur-Elle, Neuilly-la-Foret, Pont-Hebert, Saint-Clair-sur-l'Elle, Saint-Fromond, Saint-Jean-de-Daye and Sainte-Marguerite-d'Elle.

This page in French: Visiter Airel

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