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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.

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

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!

Vire

Vire

at 16 km (direction west-north-west), in the Calvados department

When you visit Vire be sure to also explore the Route des...

See Vire guide
Domfront

Domfront

at 21 km (direction south)

The castle forms an excellent backdrop to the cobbled streets in the...

See Domfront guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 32 km (direction south-east)

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

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 38 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Falaise guide
 
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Lassay-les-Chateaux

Lassay-les-Chateaux

at 41 km (direction south-south-east), in the Mayenne department

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 45 km (direction south-south-west), in the Mayenne department

Les Jardins des Renaudies is a pretty garden in north-west France...

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide
Argentan

Argentan

at 49 km (direction east)

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

See Argentan guide
Caen

Caen

at 50 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

With a castle, two abbeys and an attracive historic centre Caen is...

See Caen guide
Fougeres

Fougeres

at 61 km (direction south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The castle and historic lower town are the main attraction, but be...

See Fougeres guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 65 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Beuvron guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 65 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Most Beautiful Village at 65 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide
Saint-Brice-en-Cogles

Saint-Brice-en-Cogles

at 65 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Most visitors to Saint-Brice-en-Cogles also enjoy the tour of the local castles...

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide

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

Map of places to visit near Frenes

 
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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)

Hotels near Frenes

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)
 
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Geography and distances

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

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

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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