Gandelain tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Les Jardins de la Mansoniere at 11 km from Gandelain

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Gandelain 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 Gandelain in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Les Jardins de la Mansoniere at 11 km and Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei at 11 km.

Gandelain, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 11 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide


Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide


at 14 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Alencon guide


at 23 km (direction south-south-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide


at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Sees guide
Bagnoles de l\'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 26 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide


at 30 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Argentan guide


at 30 km (direction west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide


at 33 km (direction south-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide


at 33 km (direction south), in the Sarthe department

Sillé le Guillaume has a chateau dating to the 11th century and a 13th...

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide
Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

at 34 km (direction north-east)

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

See Haras du Pin guide


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

Here in Jublains you can visit the roman ruins of the ancient city that...

See Jublains guide


at 43 km (direction south-west), in the Mayenne department

The highlight here at Evron is the Abbey of Notre Dame, in particular the...

See Evron guide


at 43 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Domfront guide

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Map of places to visit near Gandelain


Markets in and near Gandelain

  • Alencon: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (14km)
  • Villaines-la-Juhel: market Monday (20km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (23km)
  • Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (24km)
  • Sees: market Saturday (24km)
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (26km)
  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (30km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (32km)
  • Le Mele-sur-Sarthe: market Wednesday (32km)
  • Beaumont-sur-Sarthe: market Tuesday (33km)

More information about Gandelain, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Gandelain, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (10km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (10km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Sassy (22km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Signal d'Écouves (12km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (13km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (14km)
  • Forêt de Perseigne (26km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (38km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (45km)

Geography and distances

Gandelain is in the north of France at 14 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Gandelain is 184 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gandelain

Canton: Alençon 1er Canton

Arrondissement: Alençon

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61420

Distance to Gandelain

from Alencon (prefecture): 14 km

from Paris: 184 km

from Calais: 308 km

from Nice: 777 km

from Bordeaux: 407 km

from Strasbourg: 577 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 Gandelain from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Champfremont, Ciral, La Roche-Mabile, Lalacelle, Livaie, Longuenoe, Ravigny, Saint-Denis-sur-Sarthon and Saint-Ellier-les-Bois.

This page in French: Visiter Gandelain