Bellou-en-Houlme tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Bagnoles de l\'Orne at 16 km from Bellou-en-Houlme

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Bellou-en-Houlme is situated in the Orne 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 Bellou-en-Houlme in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Bagnoles de l\'Orne at 16 km and Domfront at 19 km.

Bellou-en-Houlme, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Bagnoles de l\'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 16 km (direction south)

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

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide


at 19 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Domfront guide


at 28 km (direction south-south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide


at 29 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Falaise guide


at 32 km (direction east)

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

See Argentan guide


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

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

See Vire guide
Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

at 44 km (direction east)

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

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Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 44 km (direction south-south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Mayenne (town) guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 44 km (direction south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

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Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 45 km (direction south-east)

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

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide


Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction south-east)

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

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at 46 km (direction east)

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

See Sees guide


at 48 km (direction south), in the Mayenne department

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

See Jublains guide


at 49 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Alencon guide

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Markets in and near Bellou-en-Houlme

  • Briouze: market Monday (6km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (11km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (13km)
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (15km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (19km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (29km)
  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (31km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (33km)
  • Sourdeval: market Tuesday (35km)
  • Vire: market Friday (36km)

More information about Bellou-en-Houlme, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Bellou-en-Houlme, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (26km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (28km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Sassy (33km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (42km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (61km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (25km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (38km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (41km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (46km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (46km)
  • Roches de Ham (58km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (46km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (55km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Fraimbault (30km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (36km)
  • Domjean (54km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (41km)

Geography and distances

Bellou-en-Houlme is in the north of France at 49 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Bellou-en-Houlme is 205 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bellou-en-Houlme

Canton: Messei

Arrondissement: Argentan

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61220

Distance to Bellou-en-Houlme

from Alencon (prefecture): 49 km

from Paris: 205 km

from Calais: 300 km

from Nice: 812 km

from Bordeaux: 429 km

from Strasbourg: 602 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 Bellou-en-Houlme from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Briouze, Echalou, La Coulonche, La Ferriere-Aux-Etangs, Le Menil-de-Briouze, Saint-Andre-de-Messei, Sainte-Opportune and Saires-la-Verrerie.

This page in French: Visiter Bellou-en-Houlme