Gourfaleur tourism and travel guide

Photo of Gourfaleur in Manche

Photo is of Coutances at 27 km from Gourfaleur

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Gourfaleur 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 Gourfaleur in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Coutances at 27 km and Vire at 31 km.

Gourfaleur, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 27 km (direction west)

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

See Coutances guide


at 31 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
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 35 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Lessay abbey guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 36 km (direction 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 36 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

Best known for its world-famous tapestry, Bayeux also has an imposing cathedral...

See Bayeux guide


at 45 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

Arromanches is well known as the town where the Mulberry Harbour was built during...

See Arromanches guide


Seaside resort at 45 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Granville guide


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

The medieval Chateau de Creully is the highlight in Creully...

See Creully guide


Heritage Site at 58 km (direction south-west)

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

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide

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

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Map of places to visit near Gourfaleur


Markets in and near Gourfaleur

  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (4km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (10km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (24km)
  • Periers: market Saturday (25km)
  • Coutances: market Thursday & Saturday (25km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Gavray: market Saturday (26km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (26km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles: market Tuesday (29km)

More information about Gourfaleur, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Gourfaleur, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (28km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (18km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (36km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (42km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Argences (25km)
  • Plantbessin (26km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roches de Ham (8km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (20km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (30km)
  • Baie des Veys (33km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (10km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (29km)
  • Villers-Bocage (33km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (12km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (27km)
  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (32km)

Geography and distances

Gourfaleur is in the north of France at 4 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Gourfaleur is 253 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gourfaleur

Canton: Canisy

Arrondissement: Saint-Lô

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50750

Distance to Gourfaleur

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 4 km

from Paris: 253 km

from Calais: 296 km

from Nice: 877 km

from Bordeaux: 474 km

from Strasbourg: 650 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 Gourfaleur from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Agneaux, Baudre, Canisy, Conde-sur-Vire, Hebecrevon, La Barre-de-Semilly, La Mancelliere-sur-Vire, Le Mesnil-Raoult, Saint-Ebremond-de-Bonfosse, Saint-Georges-Montcocq, Saint-Gilles, Saint-Lo, Saint-Martin-de-Bonfosse, Saint-Romphaire, Saint-Samson-de-Bonfosse and Sainte-Suzanne-sur-Vire.

This page in French: Visiter Gourfaleur