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Forges tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Alencon at 8 km from Forges

Visit Forges: highlights and tourist information

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Forges is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Alencon at 8 km and Sees at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Forges, 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 Forges in Normandy.

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

Alencon

Alencon

at 8 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Alencon guide
Sees

Sees

at 13 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Sees guide
Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide
 
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Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

at 25 km (direction south-south-west), in the Sarthe department

The traditional market hall and remains of a medieval castle,...

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide
Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

at 27 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Haras du Pin guide
Argentan

Argentan

at 29 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Argentan guide
Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

at 30 km (direction south), in the Sarthe department

It is the countryside around Beaumont-sur-Sarthe that is the main attraction,...

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide
Mortagne-au-Perche

Mortagne-au-Perche

at 32 km (direction east)

There are several places of historic interest to discover...

See Mortagne-au-Perche guide
Belleme

Belleme

at 35 km (direction east-south-east)

Belleme is one of several small attractive villages within the Perche...

See Belleme guide
Sillé-le-Guillaume

Sillé-le-Guillaume

at 39 km (direction south-west), in the Sarthe department

Sillé le Guillaume has a chateau dating to the...

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 40 km (direction west)

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

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
Lassay-les-Chateaux

Lassay-les-Chateaux

at 46 km (direction west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 49 km (direction north-west), in the Calvados department

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

See Falaise guide

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

Map of places to visit near Forges

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Markets in and near Forges

  • Alencon: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (8km)
  • Sees: market Saturday (13km)
  • Le Mele-sur-Sarthe: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Mamers: market Monday (25km)
  • Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (25km)
  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (29km)
  • Beaumont-sur-Sarthe: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Mortagne-Au-Perche: market Saturday all day (32km)
  • Villaines-la-Juhel: market Monday (34km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (36km)

More information about Forges, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Forges, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (21km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (25km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Sassy (20km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt d'Écouves (7km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (8km)
  • Forêt de Perseigne (14km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (21km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Tourouvre (41km)
 
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Geography and distances

Forges is in the north of France at 8 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Forges is 169 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Forges

Canton: Alençon 3e Canton

Arrondissement: Alençon

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61250

Distance to Forges

from Alencon (prefecture): 8 km

from Paris: 169 km

from Calais: 300 km

from Nice: 766 km

from Bordeaux: 410 km

from Strasbourg: 562 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 Forges from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chenay, Colombiers, Larre, Lonrai, Menil-Erreux, Montigny, Radon, Saint-Gervais-du-Perron, Semalle, Valframbert and Vingt-Hanaps.

This page in French: Visiter Forges

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