Besneville tourism and travel guide

Photo of Besneville in Manche

Photo is of Lessay abbey at 18 km from Besneville

Visit Besneville: highlights and tourist information

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Besneville 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 Besneville in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lessay abbey at 18 km and Cherbourg at 30 km.

Besneville, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 18 km (direction south-south-east)

The abbey church at Lessay is an important example of roman style architecture...

See Lessay abbey guide


at 30 km (direction south-south-east)

The port town of Cherbourg has several monuments and museums of interest and a...

See Cherbourg guide


at 38 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Coutances guide


Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction north-east)

Barfleur is listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France' and the harbour area...

See Barfleur guide

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

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Map of places to visit near Besneville


Markets in and near Besneville

  • Portbail: market Tuesday (6km)
  • Barneville-Carteret: market Thursday - seasonal market only (9km)
  • Barneville-Carteret: market Saturday (9km)
  • La Haye-du-Puits: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Bricquebec: market Monday (11km)
  • Valognes: market Friday (20km)
  • Les Pieux: market Friday (21km)
  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise: market Thursday (23km)
  • Periers: market Saturday (26km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (29km)

More information about Besneville, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Besneville, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (36km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (25km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Château de Beaurepaire (26km)
  • Parc du château des Ravalet (31km)
  • Jardin botanique du château de Vauville (34km)
  • Parc du château de Nacqueville (35km)
  • Argences (42km)
  • Jardin Jacques Prévert (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie des Veys (36km)
  • Nez de Jobourg (41km)
  • Cap de la Hague (42km)
  • Roches de Ham (57km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Besneville is in the north of France at 48 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Besneville is 295 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Besneville

Canton: Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte

Arrondissement: Cherbourg-Octeville

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50390

Distance to Besneville

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 48 km

from Paris: 295 km

from Calais: 304 km

from Nice: 926 km

from Bordeaux: 510 km

from Strasbourg: 689 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 Besneville from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Canville-la-Rocque, Catteville, Fierville-les-Mines, Le Mesnil, Neuville-en-Beaumont, Portbail, Saint-Jacques-de-Nehou, Saint-Lo-d'Ourville, Saint-Maurice-en-Cotentin, Saint-Nicolas-de-Pierrepont, Saint-Pierre-d'Artheglise, Saint-Sauveur-de-Pierrepont and Taillepied.

This page in French: Visiter Besneville