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La Foret-Auvray tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Falaise at 14 km from La Foret-Auvray

Visit La Foret-Auvray: highlights and tourist information

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La Foret-Auvray is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Falaise at 14 km and Argentan at 25 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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La Foret-Auvray, 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 Foret-Auvray in Normandy.

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



at 14 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

Best known for its castle, Falaise also has several other interesting monuments...

See Falaise guide


at 25 km (direction east)

Despite extensive war time damage Argentan has retained several sites of interest...

See Argentan guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 30 km (direction south-south-west)

The town of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is very pleasant, and well known as a...

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide


at 33 km (direction south-west)

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

See Domfront guide
Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

at 37 km (direction east)

The Haras du Pin is the oldest of the national horse training...

See Haras du Pin guide


at 40 km (direction west), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide


at 41 km (direction west), in the Calvados department

With a castle, two abbeys and an attracive historic centre Caen...

See Caen guide


at 43 km (direction south-south-west), in the Mayenne department

Small town with two 15th century castles and a...

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide


at 44 km (direction east-south-east)

The cathedral is the famous attraction at Sees, but there...

See Sees guide


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

Part of the Normandy Cider Route, Beuvron has lots of...

See Beuvron guide


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

Cambremer is a very picturesque small village, ideally explored as part...

See Cambremer guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

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

The gardens of the Pays d'Auge are a beautiful mature garden...

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 52 km (direction south-south-east)

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere is a lovely garden in...

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide


Most Beautiful Village at 52 km (direction south-south-east)

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei is a very pretty village in the Regional Natural Park of...

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide

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

Map of places to visit near La Foret-Auvray


Markets in and near La Foret-Auvray

  • Briouze: market Monday (13km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (14km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (16km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (24km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (25km)
  • Trun: market Thursday (28km)
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (29km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (32km)

More information about La Foret-Auvray, Normandy

Tourist attractions near La Foret-Auvray, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (31km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (37km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (41km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (61km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (27km)
  • Sassy (30km)
  • Plantbessin (55km)
  • Boutemont (58km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (14km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (40km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (40km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (42km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (42km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (58km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (38km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Fraimbault (45km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (37km)

Geography and distances

La Foret-Auvray is in the north of France at 53 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: La Foret-Auvray is 197 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Foret-Auvray

Canton: Putanges-Pont-Écrepin

Arrondissement: Argentan

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61210

Distance to La Foret-Auvray

from Alencon (prefecture): 53 km

from Paris: 197 km

from Calais: 285 km

from Nice: 815 km

from Bordeaux: 442 km

from Strasbourg: 594 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive in one of the cross-channel ferry ports with Caen being especially close, typically within an hours drive. For driving distances to La Foret-Auvray from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 17 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Breel, Chenedouit, Fourneaux-le-Val, Le Mesnil-Villement, Les IsLes Bardel, Les Rotours, Menil-Hermei, Menil-Hubert-sur-Orne, Menil-Vin, Notre-Dame-du-Rocher, Rabodanges, Rapilly, Saint-Aubert-sur-Orne, Saint-Philbert-sur-Orne, Sainte-Croix-sur-Orne, Sainte-Honorine-la-Guillaume and Segrie-Fontaine.

This page in French: Visiter La Foret-Auvray

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