Gorges tourism and travel guide

Photo of Gorges in Manche

Photo is of Lessay abbey at 10 km from Gorges

Visit Gorges: highlights and tourist information

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Gorges 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 Gorges in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lessay abbey at 10 km and Coutances at 25 km.

Gorges, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 10 km (direction west-south-west)

The abbey church at Lessay is an important example of roman style architecture...

See Lessay abbey guide


at 25 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Coutances guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 40 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

70 years on and the Normandy Landing Beches still attract thousands of visitors interested...

See Normandy landing beaches guide


at 44 km (direction north-north-west)

The port town of Cherbourg has several monuments and museums of interest and a...

See Cherbourg guide


Most Beautiful Village at 47 km (direction north-north-east)

Barfleur is listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France' and the harbour area...

See Barfleur guide


Seaside resort at 49 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Granville guide


at 60 km (direction south-east), in the Calvados department

When you visit Vire be sure to also explore the Route des Gorges de...

See Vire guide

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Map of places to visit near Gorges


Markets in and near Gorges

  • Periers: market Saturday (8km)
  • La Haye-du-Puits: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (13km)
  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise: market Thursday (18km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Gouville-sur-Mer: market Monday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Gouville-sur-Mer: market Friday (22km)
  • Portbail: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Coutances: market Thursday & Saturday (23km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (24km)

More information about Gorges, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Gorges, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (38km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (10km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (35km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Argences (27km)
  • Château de Beaurepaire (42km)
  • Parc du château des Ravalet (45km)
  • Plantbessin (45km)
  • Jardin botanique du château de Vauville (53km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie des Veys (24km)
  • Roches de Ham (37km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (38km)
  • Chausey (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (40km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Gorges is in the north of France at 28 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Gorges is 277 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gorges

Canton: Périers

Arrondissement: Coutances

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50190

Distance to Gorges

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 277 km

from Calais: 299 km

from Nice: 906 km

from Bordeaux: 495 km

from Strasbourg: 673 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 Gorges from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Auvers, Baupte, Gonfreville, Laulne, Le Plessis-Lastelle, Lithaire, Nay, Raids, Saint-Germain-sur-Seves, Saint-Jores and Saint-Patrice-de-Claids.

This page in French: Visiter Gorges