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Avranches tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Mont-Saint-Michel at 12 km from Avranches

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Avranches is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Mont-Saint-Michel at 12 km and Granville at 24 km.

Avranches, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel

Heritage Site at 12 km (direction west-south-west)

No visit to Normandy would be complete without visiting the iconic Abbey...

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide
Granville

Granville

Seaside resort at 24 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Granville guide
Saint-Brice-en-Cogles

Saint-Brice-en-Cogles

at 30 km (direction south), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Most visitors to Saint-Brice-en-Cogles also enjoy the tour of the local castles...

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide
Mont-Dol

Mont-Dol

at 32 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Mont Dol is a small village with a hill top on which...

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Dol-de-Bretagne

Dol-de-Bretagne

at 33 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The lovely old town in Dol-de-Bretagne ensure it remains one of the...

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Cancale

Cancale

at 34 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Cancale guide
Vire

Vire

at 38 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide
Fougeres

Fougeres

at 39 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The castle and historic lower town are the main attraction, but be...

See Fougeres guide
Coutances

Coutances

at 40 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Coutances guide
Combourg

Combourg

at 42 km (direction south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Combourg is best known for the Chateau de Combourg, once home to...

See Combourg guide
Saint-Suliac

Saint-Suliac

Most Beautiful Village at 47 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Saint Suliac is a beautiful village on the estuary of the River...

See Saint-Suliac guide
Emerald Coast

Emerald Coast

at 48 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The Emerald Coast in northern Brittany is extremely popular with visitors and...

See Emerald Coast guide
Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo

at 48 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

We were pleased to discover that Saint-Malo, often considered a ferry port,...

See Saint-Malo guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 50 km (direction east-south-east), in the Mayenne department

Les Jardins des Renaudies is a pretty garden in north-west France...

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide

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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)

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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)
 
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Geography and distances

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

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

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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