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Couvains 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: Couvains is 247 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Normandy landing beaches at 25 km and Bayeux at 25 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Couvains, 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 Couvains 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 Couvains

Markets in and near Couvains

  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (8km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (13km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (15km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (23km)
  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (25km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (28km)

More information about Couvains, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Couvains, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (26km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (6km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (25km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (32km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (34km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (16km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (35km)
  • Argences (35km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Cerisy (9km)
  • Roches de Ham (16km)
  • Baie des Veys (25km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (39km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (15km)
  • Villers-Bocage (28km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (40km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (20km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (26km)
  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (44km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Couvains

Canton: Saint-Clair-sur-l'Elle

Arrondissement: Saint-Lô

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50680

Distance to Couvains

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 8 km

from Paris: 247 km

from Calais: 285 km

from Nice: 877 km

from Bordeaux: 482 km

from Strasbourg: 643 km

Getting here

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

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Airel, Berigny, Cerisy-la-Foret, La Barre-de-Semilly, La Luzerne, Le Mesnil-Rouxelin, Moon-sur-Elle, Saint-Andre-de-l'Epine, Saint-Clair-sur-l'Elle, Saint-Georges-d'Elle, Saint-Jean-de-Savigny, Saint-Pierre-de-Semilly, Sainte-Marguerite-d'Elle and Villiers-Fossard.

This page in French: Visiter Couvains

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