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Bures tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Mortagne-au-Perche at 12 km from Bures

Visit Bures: highlights and tourist information

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Bures is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Mortagne-au-Perche at 12 km and Sees at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Bures, 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 Bures in Normandy.

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

Mortagne-au-Perche

Mortagne-au-Perche

at 12 km (direction east-south-east)

There are several places of historic interest to discover here at...

See Mortagne-au-Perche guide
Sees

Sees

at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Sees guide
Belleme

Belleme

at 24 km (direction south-east)

Belleme is one of several small attractive villages within the...

See Belleme guide
Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

at 27 km (direction north-west)

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

See Haras du Pin guide
 
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Alencon

Alencon

at 27 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Alencon guide
Le Perche

Le Perche

at 34 km (direction east-south-east)

The peaceful countryside of the Perche Natural Regional Park has lots...

See Le Perche guide
Argentan

Argentan

at 37 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Argentan guide
Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 39 km (direction west-south-west)

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere is a lovely garden in...

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide
Nogent-le-Rotrou

Nogent-le-Rotrou

at 41 km (direction east-south-east), in the Eure-et-Loir department

Within the Perche Regional Natural Park, in Nogent-le-Rotrou you can...

See Nogent-le-Rotrou guide
Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

at 42 km (direction south-west), in the Sarthe department

The traditional market hall and remains of a medieval castle, and the...

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide
Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

at 42 km (direction south-west), in the Sarthe department

It is the countryside around Beaumont-sur-Sarthe that is the...

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide
La Ferte-Bernard

La Ferte-Bernard

at 46 km (direction south-south-east), in the Sarthe department

The medieval character and picturesque setting make La Ferté-Bernard one of our...

See La Ferte-Bernard guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 57 km (direction west-north-west), in the Calvados department

Best known for its castle, Falaise also has several...

See Falaise guide

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Map of places to visit near Bures

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Markets in and near Bures

  • Le Mele-sur-Sarthe: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Mortagne-Au-Perche: market Saturday all day (12km)
  • Sees: market Saturday (17km)
  • Tourouvre: market Friday (19km)
  • Mamers: market Monday (24km)
  • Longny-Au-Perche: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Alencon: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (28km)
  • Vitrai-sous-Laigle: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Remalard: market Monday (31km)
  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (37km)

More information about Bures, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Bures, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (41km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Sassy (31km)
  • Jardin de la petite Rochelle (31km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Perseigne (21km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (25km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (27km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (42km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Tourouvre (19km)
 
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Geography and distances

Bures is in the north of France at 27 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Bures is 147 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bures

Canton: Courtomer

Arrondissement: Alençon

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61170

Distance to Bures

from Alencon (prefecture): 27 km

from Paris: 147 km

from Calais: 285 km

from Nice: 756 km

from Bordeaux: 421 km

from Strasbourg: 541 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 Bures from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bazoches-sur-Hoene, Boece, Bure, Champeaux-sur-Sarthe, Coulonges-sur-Sarthe, La Mesniere, Laleu, Le Mele-sur-Sarthe, Le Plantis, Montchevrel, Saint-Agnan-sur-Sarthe, Saint-Aubin-d'Appenai, Saint-Aubin-de-Courteraie, Saint-Germain-de-Martigny and Sainte-Scolasse-sur-Sarthe.

This page in French: Visiter Bures

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