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Brieux tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Falaise at 10 km from Brieux

Visit Brieux: highlights and tourist information

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Brieux is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Falaise at 10 km and Argentan at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Brieux, 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 Brieux in Normandy.

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

Falaise

Falaise

at 10 km (direction west-north-west), in the Calvados department

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

See Falaise guide
Argentan

Argentan

at 11 km (direction south-south-east)

Despite extensive war time damage Argentan has retained several...

See Argentan guide
Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

at 20 km (direction east-south-east)

The Haras du Pin is the oldest of the national horse...

See Haras du Pin guide
Sees

Sees

at 32 km (direction south-east)

The cathedral is the famous attraction at Sees, but there...

See Sees guide
 
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Cambremer

Cambremer

at 36 km (direction north-north-east), in the Calvados department

Cambremer is a very picturesque small village, ideally explored as part of...

See Cambremer guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 36 km (direction north-north-east), in the Calvados department

The gardens of the Pays d'Auge are a beautiful...

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction north-north-east), in the Calvados department

Part of the Normandy Cider Route, Beuvron has lots of half-timberd...

See Beuvron guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 41 km (direction south-west)

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

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
Lisieux Basilica

Lisieux Basilica

Church at 41 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

The basilica in Lisieux is a 20th century church built in tribute...

See Lisieux Basilica guide
Lisieux

Lisieux

at 41 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

The painstaking rebuilding of Lisieux since the war has gone a long...

See Lisieux guide
Caen

Caen

at 44 km (direction north-west), in the Calvados department

With a castle, two abbeys and an attracive historic...

See Caen guide
Chateau de Boutemont

Chateau de Boutemont

Castle at 45 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

Beautiful chateau and gardens in the Calvados department of...

See Chateau de Boutemont guide
Alencon

Alencon

at 47 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Alencon guide
Domfront

Domfront

at 50 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Domfront guide

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

Map of places to visit near Brieux

 
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Markets in and near Brieux

  • Trun: market Thursday (9km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (11km)
  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (11km)
  • Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives: market Monday (20km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (26km)
  • Mezidon-Canon: market Sunday (26km)
  • Sees: market Saturday (32km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (33km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (34km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (34km)

More information about Brieux, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Brieux, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (31km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (40km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (16km)
  • Sassy (20km)
  • Boutemont (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (29km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (33km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (34km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (43km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (44km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (47km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Orbec (41km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (49km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Fraimbault (60km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lisieux (48km)
 
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Geography and distances

Brieux is in the north of France at 47 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Brieux is 178 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Brieux

Canton: Trun

Arrondissement: Argentan

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61160

Distance to Brieux

from Alencon (prefecture): 47 km

from Paris: 178 km

from Calais: 273 km

from Nice: 803 km

from Bordeaux: 447 km

from Strasbourg: 575 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 Brieux from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bailleul, Commeaux, Crocy, Fourches, Gueprei, La Hoguette, Le Marais-la-Chapelle, Merri, Montabard, Necy, Ommoy, Pertheville-Ners, Ri, Ronai and Vignats.

This page in French: Visiter Brieux

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