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Frenes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Frenes in Orne

Photo is of Vire at 16 km from Frenes

Visit Frenes: highlights and tourist information

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Frenes is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 69 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Frenes is 222 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Vire at 16 km and Domfront at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Frenes, 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 Frenes in Normandy.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Frenes


Markets in and near Frenes

  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (12km)
  • Vire: market Friday (16km)
  • Sourdeval: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (25km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (26km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (32km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (32km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (33km)

More information about Frenes, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Frenes, France

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

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (46km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (47km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (50km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (59km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (21km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (27km)
  • Roches de Ham (38km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (47km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (49km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (50km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (56km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (33km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (35km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (40km)
  • Ducey (48km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Fraimbault (33km)
  • Domjean (34km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (45km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (25km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Frenes

Canton: Tinchebray

Arrondissement: Argentan

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61800

Distance to Frenes

from Alencon (prefecture): 69 km

from Paris: 222 km

from Calais: 302 km

from Nice: 832 km

from Bordeaux: 439 km

from Strasbourg: 619 km

Getting here

Frenes is in the north of France. 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 Frenes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bernieres-le-Patry, Cerisy-Belle-Etoile, Clairefougere, La Lande-Patry, Landisacq, Moncy, Montsecret, Rully, Saint-Paul, Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont and Tinchebray.

This page in French: Visiter Frenes

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