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Visit Domfront: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The castle forms an excellent backdrop to the cobbled streets in the old town of Domfront

Domfront is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Domfront. For detailed visitor information see the Domfront travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Domfront include "recommended detour".

Popular places to visit nearby include Lassay-les-Chateaux at 20 km and Les Jardins des Renaudies at 26 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Domfront, 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 Domfront in Normandy.

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

Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 17 km (direction 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 20 km (direction south-east), in the Mayenne department

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 26 km (direction south-west), in the Mayenne department

Les Jardins des Renaudies is a pretty garden in...

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 31 km (direction south), in the Mayenne department

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

See Mayenne (town) guide
 
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Vire

Vire

at 33 km (direction north-west), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide
Jublains

Jublains

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

Here in Jublains you can visit the roman ruins of the...

See Jublains guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 47 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Falaise guide
Fougeres

Fougeres

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

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

See Fougeres guide
Argentan

Argentan

at 49 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Argentan guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 50 km (direction east-south-east)

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere is a lovely garden...

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

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide
Evron

Evron

at 52 km (direction south-south-east), in the Mayenne department

The highlight here at Evron is the Abbey of...

See Evron guide
Sillé-le-Guillaume

Sillé-le-Guillaume

at 59 km (direction south-east), in the Sarthe department

Sillé le Guillaume has a chateau dating to the 11th century and...

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide
Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

at 60 km (direction east-south-east), in the Sarthe department

The traditional market hall and remains of a medieval castle, and the...

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide

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

Map of places to visit near Domfront

 
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Markets in and near Domfront

  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (17km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (21km)
  • Gorron: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (24km)
  • Sourdeval: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (30km)
  • Mayenne: market Saturday & Monday (32km)
  • Vire: market Friday (32km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet: market Wednesday (32km)

More information about Domfront, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Domfront, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (36km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (33km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la Pellerine (43km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (44km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (49km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (61km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (38km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (38km)
  • Source - Couesnon (44km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (44km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (50km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (56km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (50km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Fraimbault (12km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (23km)
  • Juvigne (49km)
  • Domjean (52km)
 
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Geography and distances

Domfront is in the north of France at 57 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Domfront is 222 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Domfront

Canton: Domfront

Arrondissement: Alençon

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61700

Distance to Domfront

from Alencon (prefecture): 57 km

from Paris: 222 km

from Calais: 318 km

from Nice: 816 km

from Bordeaux: 418 km

from Strasbourg: 617 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 Domfront from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Avrilly, La Baroche-sous-Luce, La Haute-Chapelle, Luce, Rouelle, Saint-Bomer-les-Forges, Saint-Brice, Saint-Gilles-Des-Marais and Torchamp.

This page in French: Visiter Domfront

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