La Baleine tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Coutances at 17 km from La Baleine

Visit La Baleine: highlights and tourist information

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La Baleine 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 La Baleine in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Coutances at 17 km and Granville at 22 km.

La Baleine, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 17 km (direction north-west)

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

See Coutances guide


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

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

See Granville guide


at 33 km (direction east), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide


Heritage Site at 35 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide
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Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 36 km (direction north-west)

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

See Lessay abbey 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...

See Cancale guide


at 51 km (direction south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Mont-Dol guide


at 53 km (direction 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


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


at 61 km (direction east-south-east), in the Orne department

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

See Domfront 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...

See Saint-Suliac guide

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Markets in and near La Baleine

  • Gavray: market Saturday (3km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Brehal: market Tuesday & Sunday (14km)
  • La Haye-Pesnel: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Coutances: market Thursday & Saturday (17km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Saint-Pair-sur-Mer: market Thursday (22km)
  • Granville: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (22km)
  • Agon-Coutainville: market Tuesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Brecey: market Friday (25km)

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Tourist attractions near La Baleine, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (42km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (41km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Argences (13km)
  • Plantbessin (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roches de Ham (23km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (24km)
  • Chausey (35km)
  • Couesnon (37km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (37km)
  • 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)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (12km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (27km)
  • Ducey (34km)
  • Dol-de-Bretagne (52km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (22km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (10km)
  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (42km)

Geography and distances

La Baleine is in the north of France at 27 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: La Baleine is 268 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Baleine

Canton: Gavray

Arrondissement: Coutances

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50450

Distance to La Baleine

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 27 km

from Paris: 268 km

from Calais: 320 km

from Nice: 878 km

from Bordeaux: 458 km

from Strasbourg: 665 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 La Baleine from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Gavray, Grimesnil, Guehebert, Hambye, La Bloutiere, Le Mesnil-Amand, Lengronne, Montaigu-les-Bois, Saint-Denis-le-Gast, Sourdeval-les-Bois and Ver.

This page in French: Visiter La Baleine


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