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Fontaine-les-Bassets tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Argentan at 13 km from Fontaine-les-Bassets

Visit Fontaine-les-Bassets: highlights and tourist information

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Fontaine-les-Bassets is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Argentan at 13 km and Falaise at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Fontaine-les-Bassets, 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 Fontaine-les-Bassets in Normandy.

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

Argentan

Argentan

at 13 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Argentan guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 15 km (direction west), in the Calvados department

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

See Falaise guide
Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

at 17 km (direction south-east)

The Haras du Pin is the oldest of the national horse training...

See Haras du Pin guide
Sees

Sees

at 31 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Sees guide
 
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Cambremer

Cambremer

at 33 km (direction south-south-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Cambremer guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 33 km (direction south-south-east), in the Calvados department

The gardens of the Pays d'Auge are a beautiful mature garden...

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide
Lisieux Basilica

Lisieux Basilica

Church at 36 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

The basilica in Lisieux is a 20th century church...

See Lisieux Basilica guide
Lisieux

Lisieux

at 36 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

The painstaking rebuilding of Lisieux since the war has gone...

See Lisieux guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

Part of the Normandy Cider Route, Beuvron has lots of half-timberd houses...

See Beuvron guide
Chateau de Boutemont

Chateau de Boutemont

Castle at 40 km (direction north-north-east), in the Calvados department

Beautiful chateau and gardens in the Calvados department of Normandy...

See Chateau de Boutemont guide
Caen

Caen

at 45 km (direction north-west), in the Calvados department

With a castle, two abbeys and an attracive historic...

See Caen guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 46 km (direction south-west)

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

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
Alencon

Alencon

at 48 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Alencon guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 48 km (direction north-north-west), in the Calvados department

In the 'Village of William the Conqueror' at Dives-sur-Mer artisans...

See Dives-sur-Mer guide

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

Map of places to visit near Fontaine-les-Bassets

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Markets in and near Fontaine-les-Bassets

  • Trun: market Thursday (3km)
  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (13km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (15km)
  • Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives: market Monday (18km)
  • Mezidon-Canon: market Sunday (24km)
  • Sees: market Saturday (31km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (32km)
  • Orbec: market Wednesday (34km)
  • Lisieux: market Saturday all day (36km)
  • Montreuil-l'Argille: market Tuesday (36km)

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Tourist attractions near Fontaine-les-Bassets, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (35km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (44km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (45km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (62km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (62km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (15km)
  • Sassy (21km)
  • Boutemont (39km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Signal d'Écouves (34km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (35km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (35km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (44km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (46km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (47km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Orbec (34km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lisieux (42km)
 
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Geography and distances

Fontaine-les-Bassets is in the north of France at 48 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Fontaine-les-Bassets is 172 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Fontaine-les-Bassets

Canton: Trun

Arrondissement: Argentan

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61160

Distance to Fontaine-les-Bassets

from Alencon (prefecture): 48 km

from Paris: 172 km

from Calais: 268 km

from Nice: 800 km

from Bordeaux: 449 km

from Strasbourg: 569 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 Fontaine-les-Bassets from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaumais, Coulonces, Crocy, Gueprei, Le Marais-la-Chapelle, Les Moutiers-en-Auge, Louvieres-en-Auge, Merri, Montabard, Montreuil-la-Cambe, Ommoy, Saint-Gervais-Des-Sablons, Saint-Lambert-sur-Dive, Tournai-sur-Dive, Trun and Villedieu-les-Bailleul.

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