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Banvou tourism and travel guide

Photo of Banvou in Orne

Photo is of Domfront at 10 km from Banvou

Visit Banvou: highlights and tourist information

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Banvou is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Domfront at 10 km and Bagnoles de l'Orne at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Banvou, 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 Banvou in Normandy.

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

Domfront

Domfront

at 10 km (direction south-west)

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

See Domfront guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 16 km (direction south-east)

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

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
Lassay-les-Chateaux

Lassay-les-Chateaux

at 26 km (direction south-south-east), in the Mayenne department

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide
Vire

Vire

at 31 km (direction west-north-west), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide
 
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Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 36 km (direction south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 37 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Falaise guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 39 km (direction south), in the Mayenne department

Quite a small town, the highlight of a visit to Mayenne is...

See Mayenne (town) guide
Argentan

Argentan

at 41 km (direction east)

Despite extensive war time damage Argentan has retained several sites of interest...

See Argentan guide
Jublains

Jublains

at 45 km (direction south), in the Mayenne department

Here in Jublains you can visit the roman ruins of the ancient...

See Jublains guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 49 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide
Alencon

Alencon

at 55 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Alencon guide
Fougeres

Fougeres

at 59 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Fougeres guide
Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

at 60 km (direction east-south-east), in the Sarthe department

The traditional market hall and remains of a medieval castle, and the...

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide

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

Map of places to visit near Banvou

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Markets in and near Banvou

  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (9km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (15km)
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (16km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (17km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (21km)
  • Sourdeval: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Vire: market Friday (31km)
  • Gorron: market Wednesday (34km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (36km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (37km)

More information about Banvou, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Banvou, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (32km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (31km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Sassy (42km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (50km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (53km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (28km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (39km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (45km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (50km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (54km)
  • Source - Couesnon (54km)
  • Roches de Ham (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (52km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Fraimbault (22km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (31km)
  • Domjean (50km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (40km)
 
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Geography and distances

Banvou is in the north of France at 54 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Banvou is 214 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Banvou

Canton: Messei

Arrondissement: Argentan

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61450

Distance to Banvou

from Alencon (prefecture): 54 km

from Paris: 214 km

from Calais: 308 km

from Nice: 816 km

from Bordeaux: 425 km

from Strasbourg: 610 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 Banvou from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Champsecret, Dompierre, La Chapelle-Au-Moine, La Chapelle-Biche, La Ferriere-Aux-Etangs, Le Chatellier, Messei, Saint-Andre-de-Messei, Saint-Bomer-les-Forges, Saint-Clair-de-Halouze and Saires-la-Verrerie.

This page in French: Visiter Banvou

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