Giel-Courteilles tourism and travel guide

Photo of Giel-Courteilles in Orne

Photo is of Argentan at 13 km from Giel-Courteilles

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Giel-Courteilles 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 Giel-Courteilles in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Argentan at 13 km and Falaise at 14 km.

Giel-Courteilles, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 13 km (direction east)

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

See Argentan guide


at 14 km (direction east), in the Calvados department

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

See Falaise guide
Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

at 25 km (direction east)

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

See Haras du Pin guide
Bagnoles de l\'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 29 km (direction south-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 32 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Sees guide


at 38 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Domfront guide


at 42 km (direction south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide


at 43 km (direction south-east)

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

See Alencon guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 44 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 44 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 47 km (direction north-north-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Cambremer guide
Les Jardins du Pays d\'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 47 km (direction north-north-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide


at 48 km (direction north-north-west), in the Calvados department

With a castle, two abbeys and an attracive historic centre Caen is a very...

See Caen guide


Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction north-north-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Beuvron guide

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Markets in and near Giel-Courteilles

  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (13km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (14km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (15km)
  • Trun: market Thursday (19km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (23km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (27km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (27km)
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (28km)
  • Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives: market Monday (31km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (32km)

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Tourist attractions near Giel-Courteilles, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (23km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (31km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Sassy (19km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (26km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (25km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (29km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (31km)
  • Forêt de Perseigne (52km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Orbec (52km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (48km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Fraimbault (48km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (51km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (48km)

Geography and distances

Giel-Courteilles is in the north of France at 43 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Giel-Courteilles is 187 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Giel-Courteilles

Canton: Putanges-Pont-Écrepin

Arrondissement: Argentan

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61210

Distance to Giel-Courteilles

from Alencon (prefecture): 43 km

from Paris: 187 km

from Calais: 284 km

from Nice: 803 km

from Bordeaux: 438 km

from Strasbourg: 584 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 Giel-Courteilles from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Batilly, Champcerie, Ecouche, Habloville, La Courbe, La Fresnaye-Au-Sauvage, Les Rotours, Menil-Jean, Montgaroult, Neuvy-Au-Houlme, Putanges-Pont-Ecrepin, Ri, Ronai, Sentilly and Serans.

This page in French: Visiter Giel-Courteilles