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Fontenay tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Le Havre at 10 km from Fontenay

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Fontenay is situated in the Seine-Maritime department and Normandy region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Fontenay in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Havre at 10 km and Honfleur at 16 km.

Fontenay, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Le Havre

Le Havre

at 10 km (direction south-west)

Le Havre centre is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, for...

See Le Havre guide
Honfleur

Honfleur

at 16 km (direction south-south-east), in the Calvados department

There are lots of interesting things to see in Honfleur - if...

See Honfleur guide
Etretat

Etretat

at 16 km (direction south-south-east)

The town of Etretat is pretty, but it is the dramatic cliffs...

See Etretat guide
Villerville

Villerville

Seaside resort at 18 km (direction south-south-west), in the Calvados department

Less popular than neighbours Deauville and Trouville, the resort at Villerville also...

See Villerville guide
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Yport

Yport

Seaside resort at 22 km (direction north-east)

A small sea resort, Yport has a pebble beach and is close...

See Yport guide
Trouville

Trouville

Seaside resort at 23 km (direction south-south-west), in the Calvados department

The long established resort at Trouville has retained lots of its 19th...

See Trouville guide
Deauville

Deauville

Seaside resort at 24 km (direction south-south-west), in the Calvados department

The resort of Deauville, established in the 19th century, is still one...

See Deauville guide
Fecamp

Fecamp

at 26 km (direction north-east)

An important town on the Alabaster Coast, Fecamp includes the Bishop's Palace,...

See Fecamp guide
Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 30 km (direction south-west), in the Calvados department

Villers-sur-Mer is one of several friendly beach resorts along the Normandy coast...

See Villers-sur-Mer guide
Pont-Audemer

Pont-Audemer

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

The canals and rivers are the highlight in Pont Audemer, famous for...

See Pont-Audemer guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 34 km (direction south-west), in the Calvados department

The beach is certainly the main attraction at Houlgate, and there are...

See Houlgate guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 37 km (direction south-west), in the Calvados department

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 37 km (direction south-west), in the Calvados department

One time favourite of Marcel Proust, Cabourg has one of the longest...

See Cabourg guide
Les-Petites-Dalles

Les-Petites-Dalles

at 38 km (direction north-east)

A village on the coast of Normandy with lots of 19th century...

See Les-Petites-Dalles guide

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Markets in and near Fontenay

  • Montivilliers: market Thursday (2km)
  • Harfleur: market Sunday (6km)
  • Gonneville-la-Mallet: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Le Havre: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday all day & Friday (10km)
  • Saint-Romain-de-Colbosc: market Saturday (13km)
  • Goderville: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Etretat: market Thursday (16km)
  • Honfleur: market Saturday (16km)
  • Bolbec: market Monday (21km)
  • Trouville: market Wednesday & Wednesday & Sunday & Sunday (23km)

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.

Most beautiful villages in France

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National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin d'art et d'essais (33km)
  • Boutemont (42km)
  • Parc de Galleville (47km)
  • Arboretum d'Harcourt (62km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Falaises d'Etretat (16km)
  • Cote d'Alabatre (26km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (49km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (58km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (59km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lisieux (43km)
 
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Geography and distances

Fontenay is in the north of France at 68 kilometres from Rouen, the department capital (general information: Fontenay is 176 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Fontenay

Canton: Montivilliers

Arrondissement: Havre

Department: Seine-Maritime

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 76290

Distance to Fontenay

from Rouen (prefecture): 68 km

from Paris: 176 km

from Calais: 195 km

from Nice: 846 km

from Bordeaux: 528 km

from Strasbourg: 561 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive by car, with Le Havre and Dieppe on the coast here being very convenient. For driving distances to Fontenay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Epouville, Fontaine-la-Mallet, Hermeville, Maneglise, Mannevillette, Montivilliers, Notre-Dame-du-Bec, Octeville-sur-Mer, Rolleville, Saint-Laurent-de-Brevedent, Saint-Martin-du-Bec, Saint-Martin-du-Manoir and Turretot.

This page in French: Visiter Fontenay

 
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