Bretteville-sur-Ay tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Lessay abbey at 9 km from Bretteville-sur-Ay

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Bretteville-sur-Ay 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 Bretteville-sur-Ay in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lessay abbey at 9 km and Coutances at 27 km.

Bretteville-sur-Ay, 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 9 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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at 27 km (direction south-east)

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

See Coutances guide


at 41 km (direction south-east)

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

See Cherbourg guide


Seaside resort at 47 km (direction south)

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

See Granville guide


Most Beautiful Village at 53 km (direction north-east)

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

See Barfleur guide

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Markets in and near Bretteville-sur-Ay

  • La Haye-du-Puits: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Portbail: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Barneville-Carteret: market Thursday - seasonal market only (16km)
  • Barneville-Carteret: market Saturday (16km)
  • Periers: market Saturday (18km)
  • Gouville-sur-Mer: market Monday - seasonal market only (19km)
  • Gouville-sur-Mer: market Friday (19km)
  • Bricquebec: market Monday (23km)
  • Agon-Coutainville: market Tuesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Coutances: market Thursday & Saturday (27km)

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Tourist attractions near Bretteville-sur-Ay, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (45km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (25km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Argences (31km)
  • Château de Beaurepaire (37km)
  • Parc du château des Ravalet (43km)
  • Jardin botanique du château de Vauville (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie des Veys (38km)
  • Roches de Ham (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Bretteville-sur-Ay is in the north of France at 43 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Bretteville-sur-Ay is 294 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bretteville-sur-Ay

Canton: Lessay

Arrondissement: Coutances

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50430

Distance to Bretteville-sur-Ay

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 43 km

from Paris: 294 km

from Calais: 311 km

from Nice: 919 km

from Bordeaux: 498 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 Bretteville-sur-Ay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Baudreville, Bolleville, Denneville, Glatigny, Montgardon, Saint-Germain-sur-Ay, Saint-Remy-Des-Landes, Saint-Symphorien-le-Valois and Surville.

This page in French: Visiter Bretteville-sur-Ay