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Fresnay-le-Samson tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Haras du Pin at 17 km from Fresnay-le-Samson

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Visit Fresnay-le-Samson: highlights and tourist information

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Fresnay-le-Samson is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 51 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Fresnay-le-Samson is 157 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Haras du Pin at 17 km and Argentan at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Fresnay-le-Samson, 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 Fresnay-le-Samson 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 Fresnay-le-Samson

Markets in and near Fresnay-le-Samson

  • Trun: market Thursday (14km)
  • Montreuil-l'Argille: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Orbec: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (23km)
  • Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives: market Monday (23km)
  • Lisieux: market Saturday all day (29km)
  • Mezidon-Canon: market Sunday (30km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (30km)
  • Sees: market Saturday (31km)
  • Thiberville: market Monday (34km)

More information about Fresnay-le-Samson, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Fresnay-le-Samson, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (54km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (24km)
  • Sassy (28km)
  • Boutemont (33km)
  • Arboretum d'Harcourt (53km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt d'Écouves (39km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (39km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (53km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (53km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (54km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Orbec (21km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Tourouvre (46km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lisieux (34km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Fresnay-le-Samson

Canton: Vimoutiers

Arrondissement: Argentan

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61120

Distance to Fresnay-le-Samson

from Alencon (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 157 km

from Calais: 258 km

from Nice: 790 km

from Bordeaux: 454 km

from Strasbourg: 554 km

Getting here

Fresnay-le-Samson 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 Fresnay-le-Samson from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aubry-le-Panthou, Camembert, Champosoult, Coudehard, Crouttes, Guerquesalles, Les Champeaux, Mardilly, Mont-Ormel, Neuville-sur-Touques, Orville, Pontchardon, Roiville, Survie, Ticheville and Vimoutiers.

This page in French: Visiter Fresnay-le-Samson

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