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Le Gast tourism and travel guide

Photo of Le Gast in Calvados

Photo is of Vire at 15 km from Le Gast

Visit Le Gast: highlights and tourist information

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Le Gast is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vire at 15 km and Mont-Saint-Michel at 36 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Le Gast, 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 Le Gast in Normandy.

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

Vire

Vire

at 15 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Vire guide
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel

Heritage Site at 36 km (direction west-south-west), in the Manche department

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

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide
Granville

Granville

Seaside resort at 38 km (direction west), in the Manche department

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

See Granville guide
Domfront

Domfront

at 39 km (direction east-south-east), in the Orne department

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

See Domfront guide
 
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Coutances

Coutances

at 40 km (direction west-north-west), in the Manche department

Coutances is well known for its impressive cathedral, built...

See Coutances guide
Saint-Brice-en-Cogles

Saint-Brice-en-Cogles

at 48 km (direction south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Most visitors to Saint-Brice-en-Cogles also enjoy the tour of the local...

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 48 km (direction south-south-east), in the Mayenne department

Les Jardins des Renaudies is a pretty garden in north-west France...

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide
Fougeres

Fougeres

at 50 km (direction south-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The castle and historic lower town are the main attraction, but...

See Fougeres guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 55 km (direction east-south-east), in the Orne department

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

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
Dol-de-Bretagne

Dol-de-Bretagne

at 57 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...

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 58 km (direction north-west), in the Manche department

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

See Lessay abbey guide
Lassay-les-Chateaux

Lassay-les-Chateaux

at 58 km (direction east-south-east), in the Mayenne department

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide
Combourg

Combourg

at 66 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Combourg is best known for the Chateau de Combourg, once home to...

See Combourg guide

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

Map of places to visit near Le Gast

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Markets in and near Le Gast

  • Brecey: market Friday (10km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Sourdeval: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Vire: market Friday (15km)
  • La Haye-Pesnel: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Gavray: market Saturday (24km)
  • Avranches: market Saturday (24km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Ducey: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (27km)

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Tourist attractions near Le Gast, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Argences (35km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (44km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (48km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (52km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (3km)
  • Roches de Ham (26km)
  • Couesnon (38km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (38km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (45km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (45km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (46km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (47km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (12km)
  • Ducey (25km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (27km)
  • Villers-Bocage (44km)
  • Saint-Brice-en-Cogles (48km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (22km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (44km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (19km)
  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (33km)
 
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Geography and distances

Le Gast is in the north of France at 67 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Le Gast is 251 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Le Gast

Canton: Saint-Sever-Calvados

Arrondissement: Vire

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14380

Distance to Le Gast

from Caen (prefecture): 67 km

from Paris: 251 km

from Calais: 318 km

from Nice: 855 km

from Bordeaux: 442 km

from Strasbourg: 648 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive by car typically by ferry into Cherbourg or Caen on the Normandy coast For driving distances to Le Gast from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beslon, Boisyvon, Champ-du-Boult, Coulouvray-Boisbenatre, Fontenermont, Saint-Aubin-Des-Bois, Saint-Laurent-de-Cuves, Saint-Maur-Des-Bois, Saint-Michel-de-Montjoie, Saint-Pois and Saint-Sever-Calvados.

This page in French: Visiter Le Gast

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