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Genets tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Mont-Saint-Michel at 6 km from Genets

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Genets is situated in the Manche 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 Genets in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Mont-Saint-Michel at 6 km and Granville at 19 km.

Genets, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel

Heritage Site at 6 km (direction south-west)

No visit to Normandy would be complete without visiting the iconic Abbey...

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide
Granville

Granville

Seaside resort at 19 km (direction north-west)

Granville is best known for its long sandy beach, and the 19th...

See Granville guide
Mont-Dol

Mont-Dol

at 25 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Mont Dol is a small village with a hill top on which...

See Mont-Dol guide
Dol-de-Bretagne

Dol-de-Bretagne

at 26 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The lovely old town in Dol-de-Bretagne ensure it remains one of the...

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide
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Cancale

Cancale

at 26 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Cancale is the perfect place to try the famous Brittany oysters, fresh...

See Cancale guide
Saint-Brice-en-Cogles

Saint-Brice-en-Cogles

at 31 km (direction south-south-east), 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
Combourg

Combourg

at 37 km (direction south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Combourg is best known for the Chateau de Combourg, once home to...

See Combourg guide
Saint-Suliac

Saint-Suliac

Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Saint Suliac is a beautiful village on the estuary of the River...

See Saint-Suliac guide
Coutances

Coutances

at 40 km (direction west-south-west)

Coutances is well known for its impressive cathedral, built in the 113th...

See Coutances guide
Emerald Coast

Emerald Coast

at 40 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The Emerald Coast in northern Brittany is extremely popular with visitors and...

See Emerald Coast guide
Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo

at 40 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

We were pleased to discover that Saint-Malo, often considered a ferry port,...

See Saint-Malo guide
Fougeres

Fougeres

at 42 km (direction south-east), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Fougeres guide
Dinard Pointe du Moulinet

Dinard Pointe du Moulinet

at 43 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The Pointe du Moulinet in Dinard is visited for the imposing neo-gothic...

See Dinard Pointe du Moulinet guide
Dinard Pointe de la Malouine

Dinard Pointe de la Malouine

at 43 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The Pointe de la Malouine in Dinard is a promontory west of...

See Dinard Pointe de la Malouine guide

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Genets, France

What to do at Genets? 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)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (20km)
 
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Geography and distances

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

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

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

 
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