Grimesnil tourism and travel guide

Photo of Grimesnil in Manche

Photo is of Coutances at 13 km from Grimesnil

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Grimesnil 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 Grimesnil in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Coutances at 13 km and Granville at 22 km.

Grimesnil, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 13 km (direction north-west)

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

See Coutances guide


Seaside resort at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Granville guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 32 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Lessay abbey guide


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

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

See Vire guide


Heritage Site at 37 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide


at 46 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Cancale guide


at 52 km (direction south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Mont-Dol guide


at 54 km (direction south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 58 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
Emerald Coast

Emerald Coast

at 59 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Emerald Coast guide


at 59 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Saint-Malo guide


at 59 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


Most Beautiful Village at 62 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Saint-Suliac guide

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Map of places to visit near Grimesnil


Markets in and near Grimesnil

  • Gavray: market Saturday (5km)
  • Coutances: market Thursday & Saturday (13km)
  • Brehal: market Tuesday & Sunday (13km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles: market Tuesday (16km)
  • La Haye-Pesnel: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Agon-Coutainville: market Tuesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Granville: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (22km)
  • Saint-Pair-sur-Mer: market Thursday (22km)
  • Gouville-sur-Mer: market Monday - seasonal market only (23km)

More information about Grimesnil, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Grimesnil, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (39km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Argences (9km)
  • Plantbessin (49km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roches de Ham (24km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (27km)
  • Chausey (34km)
  • Couesnon (39km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (39km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (43km)
  • Île des Landes (45km)
  • Pointe du Grouin (45km)
  • Île des Rimains (46km)
  • Île du Guesclin (49km)
  • Côte de Cancale à Paramé (50km)
  • Île Besnard (53km)
  • Havre de Rothéneuf (53km)
  • Estuaire de la Rance (63km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (16km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (28km)
  • Ducey (38km)
  • Dol-de-Bretagne (53km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (24km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (13km)
  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (44km)

Geography and distances

Grimesnil is in the north of France at 26 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Grimesnil is 271 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Grimesnil

Canton: Gavray

Arrondissement: Coutances

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50450

Distance to Grimesnil

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 271 km

from Calais: 319 km

from Nice: 882 km

from Bordeaux: 461 km

from Strasbourg: 668 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 Grimesnil from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Contrieres, Gavray, Guehebert, La Baleine, Le Mesnil-Aubert, Lengronne, Roncey, Saint-Denis-le-Gast, Saint-Denis-le-Vetu, Saint-Martin-de-Cenilly, Sourdeval-les-Bois and Trelly.

This page in French: Visiter Grimesnil