Canisy tourism and travel guide

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Visit Canisy: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Coutances at 22 km and Lessay abbey at 30 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Canisy, 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 Canisy in Normandy.

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


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

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

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

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

Canisy is in the north of France. 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