Carnet tourism and travel guide

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Visit Carnet: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Brice-en-Cogles at 11 km and Mont-Saint-Michel at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Carnet, 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 Carnet 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 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

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)

  • Saint-Brice-en-Cogles (11km)
  • Ducey (13km)
  • Dol-de-Bretagne (29km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (38km)
  • Bedee (57km)

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

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

Carnet 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 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