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Contrieres tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Coutances at 7 km from Contrieres

Visit Contrieres: highlights and tourist information

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Contrieres is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Coutances at 7 km and Granville at 21 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Contrieres, 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 Contrieres in Normandy.

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



at 7 km (direction north-west)

Coutances is well known for its impressive cathedral, built...

See Coutances guide


Seaside resort at 21 km (direction south-west)

Granville is best known for its long sandy beach,...

See Granville guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 27 km (direction north-north-west)

The abbey church at Lessay is an important example...

See Lessay abbey guide


Heritage Site at 40 km (direction south-south-west)

No visit to Normandy would be complete without visiting...

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide


at 43 km (direction east-south-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide


at 45 km (direction south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Cancale guide


at 52 km (direction south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Mont-Dol guide


at 54 km (direction south-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
Emerald Coast

Emerald Coast

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

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

See Emerald Coast guide


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

We were pleased to discover that Saint-Malo, often considered...

See Saint-Malo guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 58 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
Dinard Pointe du Moulinet

Dinard Pointe du Moulinet

at 59 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The Pointe du Moulinet in Dinard is visited for the...

See Dinard Pointe du Moulinet guide
Dinard Pointe de la Malouine

Dinard Pointe de la Malouine

at 60 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The Pointe de la Malouine in Dinard is a promontory...

See Dinard Pointe de la Malouine guide


at 61 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Dinard, estblished as a fashionable resort in the 19th century, is...

See Dinard guide

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

Map of places to visit near Contrieres


Markets in and near Contrieres

  • Coutances: market Thursday & Saturday (7km)
  • Gavray: market Saturday (10km)
  • Brehal: market Tuesday & Sunday (12km)
  • Agon-Coutainville: market Tuesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Gouville-sur-Mer: market Monday - seasonal market only (17km)
  • Gouville-sur-Mer: market Friday (17km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Granville: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (20km)
  • La Haye-Pesnel: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Saint-Pair-sur-Mer: market Thursday (22km)

Hotels near Contrieres

More information about Contrieres, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Contrieres, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (37km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Argences (3km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roches de Ham (29km)
  • Chausey (30km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (34km)
  • Couesnon (41km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (41km)
  • Île des Landes (43km)
  • Pointe du Grouin (43km)
  • Île des Rimains (45km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (45km)
  • Île du Guesclin (47km)
  • Côte de Cancale à Paramé (48km)
  • Baie des Veys (48km)
  • Île Besnard (51km)
  • Havre de Rothéneuf (51km)
  • Pointe de la Varde (53km)
  • Embouchure - Rance (59km)
  • Rance (fleuve) (59km)
  • Îlots Notre-Dame et Chevret (61km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (22km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (33km)
  • Ducey (42km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (19km)

Geography and distances

Contrieres is in the north of France at 29 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Contrieres is 277 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Contrieres

Canton: Montmartin-sur-Mer

Arrondissement: Coutances

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50660

Distance to Contrieres

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 277 km

from Calais: 321 km

from Nice: 888 km

from Bordeaux: 466 km

from Strasbourg: 674 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 Contrieres from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 18 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Belval, Bricqueville-la-Blouette, Grimesnil, Guehebert, Herenguerville, Hyenville, Le Mesnil-Aubert, Lengronne, Montchaton, Muneville-sur-Mer, Nicorps, Orval, Ouville, Quettreville-sur-Sienne, Saint-Denis-le-Vetu, Saint-Pierre-de-Coutances, Saussey and Trelly.

This page in French: Visiter Contrieres

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