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Le Mesnil tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Lessay abbey at 20 km from Le Mesnil

Visit Le Mesnil: highlights and tourist information

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Le Mesnil is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lessay abbey at 20 km and Cherbourg at 30 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Le Mesnil, 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 in Normandy.

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

Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 20 km (direction south-east)

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

See Lessay abbey guide


at 30 km (direction north-north-east)

The port town of Cherbourg has several monuments and museums of interest...

See Cherbourg guide


at 40 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Coutances guide


Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction north-east)

Barfleur is listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France' and the...

See Barfleur guide

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

Map of places to visit near Le Mesnil


Markets in and near Le Mesnil

  • Portbail: market Tuesday (4km)
  • Barneville-Carteret: market Thursday - seasonal market only (5km)
  • Barneville-Carteret: market Saturday (5km)
  • Bricquebec: market Monday (12km)
  • La Haye-du-Puits: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Les Pieux: market Friday (18km)
  • Valognes: market Friday (23km)
  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise: market Thursday (28km)
  • Periers: market Saturday (29km)
  • Cherbourg: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday (30km)

Hotels near Le Mesnil

More information about Le Mesnil, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Le Mesnil, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (39km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (29km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Château de Beaurepaire (25km)
  • Parc du château des Ravalet (31km)
  • Jardin botanique du château de Vauville (32km)
  • Parc du château de Nacqueville (34km)
  • Jardin Jacques Prévert (42km)
  • Argences (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Nez de Jobourg (38km)
  • Cap de la Hague (40km)
  • Baie des Veys (40km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Le Mesnil is in the north of France at 52 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Le Mesnil is 300 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Le Mesnil

Canton: Barneville-Carteret

Arrondissement: Cherbourg-Octeville

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50580

Distance to Le Mesnil

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 52 km

from Paris: 300 km

from Calais: 308 km

from Nice: 930 km

from Bordeaux: 511 km

from Strasbourg: 694 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 Mesnil from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Barneville-Carteret, Besneville, Canville-la-Rocque, Fierville-les-Mines, La Haye-d'Ectot, Portbail, Saint-Jacques-de-Nehou, Saint-Jean-de-la-Riviere, Saint-Lo-d'Ourville, Saint-Maurice-en-Cotentin and Saint-Pierre-d'Artheglise.

This page in French: Visiter Le Mesnil

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