Le Chefresne tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Vire at 21 km from Le Chefresne

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Le Chefresne 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 Le Chefresne in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vire at 21 km and Coutances at 28 km.

Le Chefresne, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 21 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


at 28 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Coutances guide


Seaside resort at 33 km (direction west)

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

See Granville guide


Heritage Site at 40 km (direction south-west)

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

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 45 km (direction north-west)

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

See Lessay abbey guide


at 51 km (direction east-south-east), in the Orne department

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

See Domfront guide


at 53 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Bayeux guide


at 55 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 58 km (direction west-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 59 km (direction west-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


at 62 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Creully guide


at 62 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Arromanches guide

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Markets in and near Le Chefresne

  • Villedieu-les-Poeles: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Gavray: market Saturday (14km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (19km)
  • Brecey: market Friday (20km)
  • Vire: market Friday (21km)
  • La Haye-Pesnel: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (24km)
  • Brehal: market Tuesday & Sunday (26km)
  • Sourdeval: market Tuesday (26km)

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Tourist attractions near Le Chefresne, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (46km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (36km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (53km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (57km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (57km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (60km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Argences (24km)
  • Plantbessin (42km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (60km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (13km)
  • Roches de Ham (16km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (37km)
  • Couesnon (41km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (41km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (9km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (19km)
  • Ducey (33km)
  • Villers-Bocage (42km)
  • Dol-de-Bretagne (59km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (13km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (15km)
  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (31km)

Geography and distances

Le Chefresne is in the north of France at 24 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Le Chefresne is 256 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Le Chefresne

Canton: Percy

Arrondissement: Saint-Lô

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50410

Distance to Le Chefresne

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 256 km

from Calais: 313 km

from Nice: 867 km

from Bordeaux: 454 km

from Strasbourg: 653 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 Le Chefresne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Courson, Gouvets, La Colombe, Margueray, Maupertuis, Montabot, Montbray, Percy and Saint-Vigor-Des-Monts.

This page in French: Visiter Le Chefresne