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Cahan tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Falaise at 19 km from Cahan

Visit Cahan: highlights and tourist information

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Cahan is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Falaise at 19 km and Vire at 33 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Cahan, 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 Cahan in Normandy.

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

Falaise

Falaise

at 19 km (direction east), in the Calvados department

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

See Falaise guide
Vire

Vire

at 33 km (direction west), in the Calvados department

When you visit Vire be sure to also explore the...

See Vire guide
Domfront

Domfront

at 33 km (direction south-west)

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

See Domfront guide
Argentan

Argentan

at 34 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Argentan guide
 
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Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 34 km (direction south)

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

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
Caen

Caen

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

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

See Caen guide
Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

at 45 km (direction east)

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

See Haras du Pin guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 47 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Beuvron guide
Lassay-les-Chateaux

Lassay-les-Chateaux

at 47 km (direction south), in the Mayenne department

Small town with two 15th century castles and a popular public garden...

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide
Creully

Creully

at 48 km (direction north-north-west), in the Calvados department

The medieval Chateau de Creully is the highlight in...

See Creully guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 49 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide
Cambremer

Cambremer

at 49 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

Cambremer is a very picturesque small village, ideally explored...

See Cambremer guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 50 km (direction north-north-west), in the Calvados department

Best known for its world-famous tapestry, Bayeux also has...

See Bayeux guide
Sees

Sees

at 53 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Sees guide

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

Map of places to visit near Cahan

 
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Markets in and near Cahan

  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (8km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (18km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (19km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (23km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (29km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (31km)
  • Vire: market Friday (32km)
  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (33km)

More information about Cahan, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Cahan, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (39km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (44km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (37km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (46km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (30km)
  • Sassy (39km)
  • Plantbessin (46km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (6km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (35km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (37km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (44km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (44km)
  • Roches de Ham (48km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (49km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (49km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (51km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (29km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (44km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (45km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (45km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (28km)
 
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Geography and distances

Cahan is in the north of France at 62 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Cahan is 204 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cahan

Canton: Athis-de-l'Orne

Arrondissement: Argentan

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61430

Distance to Cahan

from Alencon (prefecture): 62 km

from Paris: 204 km

from Calais: 285 km

from Nice: 824 km

from Bordeaux: 447 km

from Strasbourg: 601 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 Cahan from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Athis-de-l'Orne, Berjou, Breel, Cossesseville, La Lande-Saint-Simeon, La Pommeraye, Le Bo, Le Mesnil-Villement, Menil-Hubert-sur-Orne, Pierrefitte-en-Cinglais, Pont-d'Ouilly, Saint-Denis-de-Mere, Saint-Philbert-sur-Orne, Sainte-Honorine-la-Chardonne and Segrie-Fontaine.

This page in French: Visiter Cahan

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