Le Mesnil-Benoist tourism and travel guide

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Visit Le Mesnil-Benoist: highlights and tourist information

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Le Mesnil-Benoist is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 57 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Le Mesnil-Benoist is 244 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Vire at 8 km and Domfront at 39 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Le Mesnil-Benoist, 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 Mesnil-Benoist in Normandy.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Le Mesnil-Benoist

Markets in and near Le Mesnil-Benoist

  • Vire: market Friday (8km)
  • Sourdeval: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (19km)
  • Brecey: market Friday (21km)
  • Gavray: market Saturday (27km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (29km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (31km)
  • La Haye-Pesnel: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (32km)

More information about Le Mesnil-Benoist, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Le Mesnil-Benoist, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Le Mesnil-Benoist.

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) (37km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (52km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Argences (36km)
  • Plantbessin (40km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (58km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (7km)
  • Roches de Ham (18km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (37km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (38km)
  • Couesnon (47km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (48km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (55km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (57km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (18km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (19km)
  • Villers-Bocage (34km)
  • Ducey (35km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (14km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (47km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (23km)
  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (25km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Le Mesnil-Benoist

Canton: Saint-Sever-Calvados

Arrondissement: Vire

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14380

Distance to Le Mesnil-Benoist

from Caen (prefecture): 57 km

from Paris: 244 km

from Calais: 308 km

from Nice: 855 km

from Bordeaux: 449 km

from Strasbourg: 641 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaumesnil, Campagnolles, Coulonces, Landelles-et-Coupigny, Le Mesnil-Caussois, Le Mesnil-Robert, Mesnil-Clinchamps, Morigny, Saint-Manvieu-Bocage, Saint-Sever-Calvados and Sept-Freres.

This page in French: Visiter Le Mesnil-Benoist