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Chanu tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chanu in Orne

Photo is of Domfront at 15 km from Chanu

Visit Chanu: highlights and tourist information

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Chanu is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Domfront at 15 km and Vire at 20 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Chanu, 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 Chanu in Normandy.

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

Domfront

Domfront

at 15 km (direction south-south-east)

The castle forms an excellent backdrop to the cobbled...

See Domfront guide
Vire

Vire

at 20 km (direction west-north-west), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 27 km (direction south-east)

The town of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is very pleasant, and well known as...

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
Lassay-les-Chateaux

Lassay-les-Chateaux

at 35 km (direction south-south-east), in the Mayenne department

Small town with two 15th century castles and a popular public garden...

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide
 
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Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 39 km (direction south-south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 40 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

Best known for its castle, Falaise also has several other interesting...

See Falaise guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 47 km (direction south), in the Mayenne department

Quite a small town, the highlight of a visit to Mayenne...

See Mayenne (town) guide
Argentan

Argentan

at 48 km (direction east)

Despite extensive war time damage Argentan has retained several...

See Argentan guide
Fougeres

Fougeres

at 57 km (direction south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Fougeres guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 60 km (direction east-south-east)

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere is a lovely garden in the charming...

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide
Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Most Beautiful Village at 60 km (direction east-south-east)

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei is a very pretty village in the Regional Natural Park...

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide

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

Map of places to visit near Chanu

 
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Markets in and near Chanu

  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (9km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (17km)
  • Sourdeval: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Vire: market Friday (19km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (23km)
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (27km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (28km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (32km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (33km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet: market Wednesday (34km)

More information about Chanu, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Chanu, France

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

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (43km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (52km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (55km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (26km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (28km)
  • Roches de Ham (43km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (52km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (61km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (39km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (41km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (42km)
  • Ducey (46km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Fraimbault (27km)
  • Domjean (39km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (39km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (31km)
 
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Geography and distances

Chanu is in the north of France at 66 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Chanu is 222 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chanu

Canton: Tinchebray

Arrondissement: Argentan

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61800

Distance to Chanu

from Alencon (prefecture): 66 km

from Paris: 222 km

from Calais: 306 km

from Nice: 828 km

from Bordeaux: 433 km

from Strasbourg: 619 km

Getting here

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 Chanu from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beauchene, La Chapelle-Biche, La Lande-Patry, Landisacq, Larchamp, Saint-Clair-de-Halouze, Saint-Cornier-Des-Landes, Saint-Paul, Tinchebray and Yvrandes.

This page in French: Visiter Chanu

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