Argentan tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Despite extensive war time damage Argentan has retained several sites of interest

Argentan is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Argentan. For detailed visitor information see the Argentan travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Argentan include "recommended detour".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Argentan in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Falaise at 20 km and Sees at 21 km.

Argentan, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

at 13 km (direction east)

The Haras du Pin is the oldest of the national horse training...

See Haras du Pin guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 20 km (direction north-west), in the Calvados department

Best known for its castle, Falaise also has several other interesting monuments...

See Falaise guide
Sees

Sees

at 21 km (direction south-east)

The cathedral is the famous attraction at Sees, but there are other...

See Sees guide
Alencon

Alencon

at 36 km (direction south-south-east)

There are several sites of historical interest in Alencon, best known as...

See Alencon guide
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Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 36 km (direction west-south-west)

The town of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is very pleasant, and well known as a...

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction south)

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei is a very pretty village in the Regional Natural Park of...

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 40 km (direction south)

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere is a lovely garden in the charming...

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide
Cambremer

Cambremer

at 46 km (direction south), in the Calvados department

Cambremer is a very picturesque small village, ideally explored as part of...

See Cambremer guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 46 km (direction south), in the Calvados department

The gardens of the Pays d'Auge are a beautiful mature garden set...

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide
Lisieux Basilica

Lisieux Basilica

Church at 48 km (direction north-north-east), in the Calvados department

The basilica in Lisieux is a 20th century church built in tribute...

See Lisieux Basilica guide
Lisieux

Lisieux

at 48 km (direction north-north-east), in the Calvados department

The painstaking rebuilding of Lisieux since the war has gone a long...

See Lisieux guide
Lassay-les-Chateaux

Lassay-les-Chateaux

at 49 km (direction west-south-west), in the Mayenne department

Small town with two 15th century castles and a popular public garden...

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide
Domfront

Domfront

at 49 km (direction west-south-west)

The castle forms an excellent backdrop to the cobbled streets in the...

See Domfront guide
Mortagne-au-Perche

Mortagne-au-Perche

at 49 km (direction east-south-east)

There are several places of historic interest to discover here at Mortagne-au-Perche,...

See Mortagne-au-Perche guide

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Markets in and near Argentan

Market days in Argentan: weekly market: Tuesday & Friday;

  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (0km)
  • Trun: market Thursday (12km)
  • Sees: market Saturday (21km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (21km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (26km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (30km)
  • Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives: market Monday (31km)
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (36km)
  • Alencon: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (36km)
  • Mezidon-Canon: market Sunday (37km)

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Tourist attractions near Argentan, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (23km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (32km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Sassy (9km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (27km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Signal d'Écouves (22km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (23km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (37km)
  • Forêt de Perseigne (43km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (44km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Orbec (44km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (58km)
 
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Geography and distances

Argentan is in the north of France at 36 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Argentan is 174 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Argentan

Canton: Argentan

Arrondissement: Argentan

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61200

Distance to Argentan

from Alencon (prefecture): 36 km

from Paris: 174 km

from Calais: 280 km

from Nice: 792 km

from Bordeaux: 436 km

from Strasbourg: 571 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive in one of the cross-channel ferry ports with Caen being especially close, typically within an hours drive. For driving distances to Argentan from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aunou-le-Faucon, Fleure, Fontenai-sur-Orne, Goulet, Juvigny-sur-Orne, Louce, Moulins-sur-Orne, Occagnes, Sai, Saint-Loyer-Des-Champs, Sarceaux, Sevigny and Urou-et-Crennes.

This page in French: Visiter Argentan

 
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