Cahan tourism and travel guide

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Visit Cahan: highlights and tourist information

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

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

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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!


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

Map of places to visit near Cahan

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

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)

Geography and distances

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

Cahan is in the north of France. 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