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Echalou tourism and travel guide

Photo of Echalou in Orne

Photo is of Domfront at 19 km from Echalou

Visit Echalou: highlights and tourist information

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Echalou is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region.

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

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!

Domfront

Domfront

at 19 km (direction south-west)

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

See Domfront guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 20 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 29 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Falaise guide
Vire

Vire

at 32 km (direction west-north-west), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide
 
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Lassay-les-Chateaux

Lassay-les-Chateaux

at 32 km (direction south), in the Mayenne department

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide
Argentan

Argentan

at 35 km (direction east)

Despite extensive war time damage Argentan has retained several sites of interest...

See Argentan guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 45 km (direction south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide
Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

at 47 km (direction east)

The Haras du Pin is the oldest of the...

See Haras du Pin guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

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

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

See Mayenne (town) guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 50 km (direction south-east)

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

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

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

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

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

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide
Sees

Sees

at 51 km (direction east)

The cathedral is the famous attraction at Sees, but there...

See Sees guide
Alencon

Alencon

at 54 km (direction east-south-east)

There are several sites of historical interest in Alencon,...

See Alencon guide
Cambremer

Cambremer

at 62 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

Cambremer is a very picturesque small village, ideally explored as part...

See Cambremer guide

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

Map of places to visit near Echalou

 
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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

What to do at Echalou? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

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

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

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

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