Genets tourism and travel guide

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Visit Genets: highlights and tourist information

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Genets is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 55 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Genets is 281 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Mont-Saint-Michel at 6 km and Granville at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Genets, 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 Genets in Normandy.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Genets

Markets in and near Genets

  • Avranches: market Saturday (8km)
  • Carolles: market Thursday (10km)
  • Jullouville: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (12km)
  • La Haye-Pesnel: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Pontorson: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Ducey: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Saint-Pair-sur-Mer: market Thursday (16km)
  • Granville: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (19km)
  • Saint-James: market Monday (21km)
  • Brecey: market Friday (23km)

More information about Genets, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Genets, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Genets.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (25km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (27km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (34km)
  • Argences (36km)
  • Jardins de Montmarin (45km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (45km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (51km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (55km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Couesnon (8km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (8km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (19km)
  • Île des Rimains (26km)
  • Île des Landes (27km)
  • Pointe du Grouin (27km)
  • Chausey (30km)
  • Île du Guesclin (31km)
  • Côte de Cancale à Paramé (32km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (35km)
  • Havre de Rothéneuf (35km)
  • Île Besnard (36km)
  • Pointe de la Varde (38km)
  • Estuaire de la Rance (39km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (40km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (40km)
  • Îlots Notre-Dame et Chevret (41km)
  • Embouchure - Rance (42km)
  • Rance (fleuve) (42km)
  • Cézembre (44km)
  • Roches de Ham (49km)
  • Source - Couesnon (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Ducey (16km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (25km)
  • Dol-de-Bretagne (25km)
  • Saint-Brice-en-Cogles (31km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (53km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (20km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Genets

Canton: Sartilly

Arrondissement: Avranches

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50530

Distance to Genets

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 55 km

from Paris: 281 km

from Calais: 347 km

from Nice: 871 km

from Bordeaux: 433 km

from Strasbourg: 677 km

Getting here

Genets is in the north of France. Most visitors arrive by car, often from the ferries at Saint-Malo, Cherbourg or Caen on the coast here which are very convenient. For driving distances to Genets from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bacilly, Champcey, Champeaux, Dragey-Ronthon, Lolif, Marcey-les-Greves, Mont-Saint-Michel, Montviron, Saint-Jean-le-Thomas and Vains.

This page in French: Visiter Genets