Airel tourism and travel guide

Photo of Airel in Manche

Visit Airel: highlights and tourist information

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

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

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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!

 
 

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

Map of places to visit near Airel

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

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)
 
 

Geography and distances

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

Airel 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 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