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Canisy tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Coutances at 22 km from Canisy

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Canisy 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 Canisy in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Coutances at 22 km and Lessay abbey at 30 km.

Canisy, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 22 km (direction west)

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

See Coutances guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Lessay abbey guide


at 34 km (direction south-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

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

70 years on and the Normandy Landing Beches still attract thousands of...

See Normandy landing beaches guide
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Seaside resort at 40 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Granville guide


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

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

See Bayeux guide


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

Arromanches is well known as the town where the Mulberry Harbour was...

See Arromanches guide


at 52 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Creully guide


Heritage Site at 55 km (direction south-west)

No visit to Normandy would be complete without visiting the iconic Abbey...

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide


at 65 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Cancale is the perfect place to try the famous Brittany oysters, fresh...

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Map of places to visit near Canisy


Markets in and near Canisy

  • Marigny: market Wednesday (5km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (8km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (15km)
  • Coutances: market Thursday & Saturday (20km)
  • Periers: market Saturday (21km)
  • Gavray: market Saturday (22km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (26km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (28km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (29km)

More information about Canisy, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Canisy, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (27km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (22km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (41km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (48km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Argences (20km)
  • Plantbessin (31km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roches de Ham (11km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (25km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (30km)
  • Baie des Veys (34km)
  • Chausey (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (15km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (27km)
  • Villers-Bocage (38km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (15km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (29km)
  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (32km)

Geography and distances

Canisy is in the north of France at 8 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Canisy is 259 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Canisy

Canton: Canisy

Arrondissement: Saint-Lô

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50750

Distance to Canisy

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 8 km

from Paris: 259 km

from Calais: 301 km

from Nice: 880 km

from Bordeaux: 474 km

from Strasbourg: 655 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 Canisy from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Agneaux, Carantilly, Dangy, Gourfaleur, Hebecrevon, La Chapelle-en-Juger, Le Mesnil-Amey, Le Mesnil-Herman, Marigny, Quibou, Saint-Ebremond-de-Bonfosse, Saint-Gilles, Saint-Martin-de-Bonfosse, Saint-Romphaire and Saint-Samson-de-Bonfosse.

This page in French: Visiter Canisy


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