Argentan tourism and travel guide
Visit Argentan: highlights and tourist informationTravel Guide To Visit Attractions
France This Way comment: Despite extensive war time damage Argentan has retained several sites of interest
This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Argentan. For detailed visitor information see the Argentan travel guide.
Argentan is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 36 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Argentan is 174 kilometres from Paris).
Tourist classifications for Argentan include "recommended detour".
Argentan, 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 Argentan in Normandy.
Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!
... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Orne
Map of places to visit near Argentan
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)
More information about Argentan, Normandy
Tourist attractions near Argentan, France
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)
- Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei (40km)
- Carrouges Chateau (23km)
Regional Natural Parcs
- Normandie-Maine (32km)
- 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)
Geography and distances
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
Argentan is in the north of France. 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 6 kilometres from Argentan): 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: Visitez Argentan