Carnet tourism and travel guide

Photo of Carnet in Manche

Photo is of Saint-Brice-en-Cogles at 11 km from Carnet

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Carnet 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 Carnet in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Brice-en-Cogles at 11 km and Mont-Saint-Michel at 18 km.

Carnet, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 11 km (direction south), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Most visitors to Saint-Brice-en-Cogles also enjoy the tour of the local castles...

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide


Heritage Site at 18 km (direction north-west)

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

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide


at 21 km (direction south-east), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The castle and historic lower town are the main attraction, but be...

See Fougeres guide


at 30 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The lovely old town in Dol-de-Bretagne ensure it remains one of the...

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide
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at 31 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Mont Dol is a small village with a hill top on which...

See Mont-Dol guide


at 31 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Combourg is best known for the Chateau de Combourg, once home to...

See Combourg guide


at 39 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Cancale guide


Seaside resort at 40 km (direction north-west)

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

See Granville guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 40 km (direction east-south-east), in the Mayenne department

Les Jardins des Renaudies is a pretty garden in north-west France...

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide


at 44 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

A town not be missed, Vitré has a superb historic centre with...

See Vitre guide


Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Saint Suliac is a beautiful village on the estuary of the River...

See Saint-Suliac guide


at 49 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Becherel is a pretty town and a centre for books....

See Becherel guide


at 50 km (direction south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

An unmissable highlight in the region, Rennes has a very picturesque medieval...

See Rennes guide
Emerald Coast

Emerald Coast

at 50 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The Emerald Coast in northern Brittany is extremely popular with visitors and...

See Emerald Coast guide

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Map of places to visit near Carnet


Markets in and near Carnet

  • Saint-James: market Monday (3km)
  • Pontorson: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Ducey: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Louvigne-du-Desert: market Friday (18km)
  • Avranches: market Saturday (19km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Fougeres: market Saturday (22km)
  • Brecey: market Friday (28km)
  • Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier: market Thursday (28km)
  • Dol-de-Bretagne: market Saturday (29km)

More information about Carnet, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Carnet, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (11km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (13km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (15km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (31km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (42km)
  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (46km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (48km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (49km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (11km)
  • Couesnon (16km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (16km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (19km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (28km)
  • Source - Couesnon (31km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (34km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (36km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (36km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (39km)
  • Île des Rimains (39km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (40km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (41km)
  • Île des Landes (42km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (42km)
  • Pointe du Grouin (42km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (44km)
  • Île du Guesclin (45km)
  • Côte de Cancale à Paramé (45km)
  • Estuaire de la Rance (45km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (47km)
  • Havre de Rothéneuf (48km)
  • Île Besnard (48km)
  • Chausey (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Juvigne (39km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne (47km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (36km)

Geography and distances

Carnet is in the north of France at 70 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Carnet is 275 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Carnet

Canton: Saint-James

Arrondissement: Avranches

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50240

Distance to Carnet

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 70 km

from Paris: 275 km

from Calais: 356 km

from Nice: 852 km

from Bordeaux: 413 km

from Strasbourg: 670 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 Carnet from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Argouges, Cogles, La Croix-Avranchin, Le Ferre, Macey, Montanel, Montjoie-Saint-Martin, Saint-James, Vergoncey, Vessey and Villiers-le-Pre.

This page in French: Visiter Carnet


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