Echalou tourism and travel guide

Photo of Echalou in Orne

Visit Echalou: highlights and tourist information

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Echalou is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 54 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Echalou is 209 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Domfront at 19 km and Bagnoles de l'Orne at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Echalou, 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 Echalou in Normandy.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Echalou

Markets in and near Echalou

  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (5km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (10km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (14km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (18km)
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (20km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (29km)
  • Vire: market Friday (31km)
  • Sourdeval: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (34km)

More information about Echalou, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Echalou, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Echalou.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (31km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (33km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Sassy (37km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (42km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (21km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (41km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (43km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (46km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (52km)
  • Roches de Ham (52km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (41km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (49km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Fraimbault (31km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (39km)
  • Domjean (49km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (36km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Echalou

Canton: Messei

Arrondissement: Argentan

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61440

Distance to Echalou

from Alencon (prefecture): 54 km

from Paris: 209 km

from Calais: 299 km

from Nice: 817 km

from Bordeaux: 433 km

from Strasbourg: 605 km

Getting here

Echalou is in the north of France. 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 Echalou from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bellou-en-Houlme, Durcet, Flers, La Carneille, La Selle-la-Forge, Landigou, Messei, Saint-Andre-de-Messei, Sainte-Opportune and Saires-la-Verrerie.

This page in French: Visiter Echalou