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Ancteville tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Coutances at 7 km from Ancteville

Visit Ancteville: highlights and tourist information

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Ancteville is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Coutances at 7 km and Lessay abbey at 14 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Ancteville, 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 Ancteville in Normandy.

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



at 7 km (direction south)

Coutances is well known for its impressive cathedral, built in the 113th...

See Coutances guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 14 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Lessay abbey guide


Seaside resort at 31 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Granville guide


at 52 km (direction east-south-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 52 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

70 years on and the Normandy Landing Beches still attract thousands of...

See Normandy landing beaches guide


at 54 km (direction south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Cancale is the perfect place to try the famous Brittany oysters, fresh...

See Cancale guide

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

Map of places to visit near Ancteville


Markets in and near Ancteville

  • Coutances: market Thursday & Saturday (6km)
  • Gouville-sur-Mer: market Monday - seasonal market only (8km)
  • Gouville-sur-Mer: market Friday (8km)
  • Periers: market Saturday (10km)
  • Agon-Coutainville: market Tuesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (17km)
  • La Haye-du-Puits: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Brehal: market Tuesday & Sunday (23km)
  • Gavray: market Saturday (24km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (28km)

Hotels near Ancteville

More information about Ancteville, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Ancteville, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (26km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Argences (11km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roches de Ham (33km)
  • Chausey (36km)
  • Baie des Veys (39km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (44km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (45km)
  • Île des Landes (51km)
  • Pointe du Grouin (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (35km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (37km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (35km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (32km)

Geography and distances

Ancteville is in the north of France at 28 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Ancteville is 281 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ancteville

Canton: Saint-Malo-de-la-Lande

Arrondissement: Coutances

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50200

Distance to Ancteville

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 281 km

from Calais: 314 km

from Nice: 899 km

from Bordeaux: 479 km

from Strasbourg: 677 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 Ancteville from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boisroger, Brainville, Coutances, Geffosses, Gratot, La Ronde-Haye, La Vendelee, Monthuchon, Montsurvent, Muneville-le-Bingard, Saint-Malo-de-la-Lande, Saint-Sauveur-Lendelin, Servigny and Vaudrimesnil.

This page in French: Visiter Ancteville

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