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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Fresnay-le-Samson is situated in the Orne 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 Fresnay-le-Samson in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Haras du Pin at 17 km and Argentan at 23 km.

Fresnay-le-Samson, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

at 17 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Haras du Pin guide


at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Argentan guide
Lisieux Basilica

Lisieux Basilica

Church at 29 km (direction west-south-west), in the Calvados department

The basilica in Lisieux is a 20th century church built in tribute...

See Lisieux Basilica guide


at 29 km (direction west-south-west), in the Calvados department

The painstaking rebuilding of Lisieux since the war has gone a long...

See Lisieux guide
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at 29 km (direction west), in the Calvados department

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

See Falaise guide


at 31 km (direction south)

The cathedral is the famous attraction at Sees, but there are other...

See Sees guide


at 32 km (direction north-north-west), in the Calvados department

Cambremer is a very picturesque small village, ideally explored as part of...

See Cambremer guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 32 km (direction north-north-west), in the Calvados department

The gardens of the Pays d'Auge are a beautiful mature garden set...

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide
Chateau de Boutemont

Chateau de Boutemont

Castle at 34 km (direction north-north-west), in the Calvados department

Beautiful chateau and gardens in the Calvados department of Normandy...

See Chateau de Boutemont guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction north-west), in the Calvados department

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

See Beuvron guide
Chateau de Beaumesnil

Chateau de Beaumesnil

Castle at 39 km (direction east-north-east), in the Eure department

The Chateau de Beaumesnil is a baroque style castle surrounded by park...

See Chateau de Beaumesnil guide


at 47 km (direction south-east)

There are several places of historic interest to discover here at Mortagne-au-Perche,...

See Mortagne-au-Perche guide


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

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 51 km (direction north-north-west), in the Calvados department

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

See Houlgate guide

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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

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

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

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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