Le Mesnil-Benoist tourism and travel guide

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Le Mesnil-Benoist is situated in the Calvados 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 Mesnil-Benoist in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vire at 8 km and Domfront at 39 km.

Le Mesnil-Benoist, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 8 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Vire guide


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

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

See Domfront guide


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

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

See Coutances guide


Seaside resort at 45 km (direction west), in the Manche department

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

See Granville guide
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Heritage Site at 46 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


at 50 km (direction north-east)

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

See Bayeux guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 54 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
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 56 km (direction west-north-west), in the Manche department

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

See Lessay abbey guide


at 57 km (direction north-east)

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

See Creully guide


at 57 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Caen guide


at 60 km (direction south-east), in the Mayenne department

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Le Mesnil-Benoist, France

What to do at Le Mesnil-Benoist? 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

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

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

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


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