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Fontenay tourism and travel guide

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Visit Fontenay: highlights and tourist information

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Fontenay is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 54 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Fontenay is 249 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Vire at 26 km and Domfront at 28 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Fontenay, 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 Fontenay 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 Fontenay

Markets in and near Fontenay

  • Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Sourdeval: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Brecey: market Friday (15km)
  • Louvigne-du-Desert: market Friday (18km)
  • Ducey: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Saint-James: market Monday (25km)
  • Avranches: market Saturday (25km)
  • Vire: market Friday (26km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Gorron: market Wednesday (29km)

More information about Fontenay, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Fontenay, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (29km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (35km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (38km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (43km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (46km)
  • Argences (52km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (21km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (28km)
  • Source - Couesnon (35km)
  • Couesnon (35km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (35km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (37km)
  • Roches de Ham (44km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (46km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Fraimbault (29km)
  • Domjean (40km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (42km)
  • Juvigne (44km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (31km)
  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (46km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Fontenay

Canton: Mortain

Arrondissement: Avranches

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50140

Distance to Fontenay

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 54 km

from Paris: 249 km

from Calais: 331 km

from Nice: 841 km

from Bordeaux: 423 km

from Strasbourg: 645 km

Getting here

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

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chasseguey, Chevreville, Juvigny-le-Tertre, La Bazoge, Lapenty, Le Mesnil-Rainfray, Le Mesnillard, Martigny, Milly, Notre-Dame-du-Touchet, Parigny, Romagny, Saint-Barthelemy, Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet and Villechien.

This page in French: Visiter Fontenay

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