Braffais tourism and travel guide

Photo of Braffais in Manche

Photo is of Mont-Saint-Michel at 23 km from Braffais

Visit Braffais: highlights and tourist information

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Braffais 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 Braffais in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Mont-Saint-Michel at 23 km and Granville at 26 km.

Braffais, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Heritage Site at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide


Seaside resort at 26 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Granville guide


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

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

See Vire guide


at 35 km (direction north-west)

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

See Coutances guide


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

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

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide


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

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

See Cancale guide


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

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

See Mont-Dol guide


at 43 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 most popular...

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide


at 45 km (direction south), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Fougeres guide


at 49 km (direction east-south-east), in the Orne department

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

See Domfront guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 51 km (direction south-east), in the Mayenne department

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

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide


at 53 km (direction south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Combourg guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 68 km (direction south-east), in the Mayenne department

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

See Mayenne (town) guide

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Map of places to visit near Braffais


Markets in and near Braffais

  • Brecey: market Friday (8km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Avranches: market Saturday (11km)
  • La Haye-Pesnel: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Ducey: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Gavray: market Saturday (18km)
  • Carolles: market Thursday (22km)
  • Jullouville: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (23km)
  • Saint-Pair-sur-Mer: market Thursday (23km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet: market Wednesday (24km)

More information about Braffais, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Braffais, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Argences (31km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (37km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (38km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (40km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (17km)
  • Couesnon (24km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (24km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (33km)
  • Roches de Ham (34km)
  • Chausey (40km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (41km)
  • Île des Rimains (42km)
  • Île des Landes (42km)
  • Pointe du Grouin (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (31km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (51km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (10km)
  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (46km)

Geography and distances

Braffais is in the north of France at 42 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Braffais is 265 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Braffais

Canton: Brécey

Arrondissement: Avranches

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50870

Distance to Braffais

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 265 km

from Calais: 331 km

from Nice: 863 km

from Bordeaux: 439 km

from Strasbourg: 661 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 Braffais from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bourguenolles, Chavoy, Cherence-le-Heron, La Gohanniere, La Trinite, Le Luot, Notre-Dame-de-Livoye, Plomb, Rouffigny, Saint-Georges-de-Livoye, Saint-Nicolas-Des-Bois, Sainte-Pience, Tirepied and Vernix.

This page in French: Visiter Braffais