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Visit Avranches: highlights and tourist information

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Avranches is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 52 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Avranches is 272 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Mont-Saint-Michel at 12 km and Granville at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Avranches, 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 Avranches 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 Avranches

Markets in and near Avranches

Market days in Avranches: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Avranches: market Saturday (0km)
  • Ducey: market Tuesday (9km)
  • La Haye-Pesnel: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Brecey: market Friday (15km)
  • Carolles: market Thursday (17km)
  • Jullouville: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Pontorson: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Saint-James: market Monday (18km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Saint-Pair-sur-Mer: market Thursday (21km)

More information about Avranches, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Avranches, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (26km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (30km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (31km)
  • Argences (37km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (47km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (51km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (61km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Couesnon (13km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (13km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (22km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (28km)
  • Île des Rimains (34km)
  • Île des Landes (35km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (35km)
  • Pointe du Grouin (36km)
  • Chausey (37km)
  • Île du Guesclin (39km)
  • Côte de Cancale à Paramé (40km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (44km)
  • Havre de Rothéneuf (44km)
  • Île Besnard (44km)
  • Roches de Ham (45km)
  • Estuaire de la Rance (47km)
  • Source - Couesnon (47km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (41km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (17km)
  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (57km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Avranches

Canton: Avranches

Arrondissement: Avranches

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50300

Distance to Avranches

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 52 km

from Paris: 272 km

from Calais: 341 km

from Nice: 864 km

from Bordeaux: 432 km

from Strasbourg: 669 km

Getting here

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

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ceaux, Chavoy, La Godefroy, Le Val-Saint-Pere, Lolif, Marcey-les-Greves, Montviron, Plomb, Ponts, Saint-Brice, Saint-Jean-de-la-Haize, Saint-Loup, Saint-Martin-Des-Champs, Saint-Quentin-sur-le-Homme, Saint-Senier-sous-Avranches and Vains.

This page in French: Visiter Avranches

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