La Baleine tourism and travel guide

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Visit La Baleine: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Coutances at 17 km and Granville at 22 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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La Baleine, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to La Baleine in Normandy.

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


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

Map of places to visit near La Baleine

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)

More information about La Baleine, Normandy

Tourist attractions near La Baleine, France

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

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

La Baleine is in the north of France. 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