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Le Tanu tourism and travel guide

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Visit Le Tanu: highlights and tourist information

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Le Tanu is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 38 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Le Tanu is 270 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Granville at 19 km and Mont-Saint-Michel at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Le Tanu, 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 Tanu in Normandy.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Le Tanu


Markets in and near Le Tanu

  • La Haye-Pesnel: market Wednesday (4km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Gavray: market Saturday (10km)
  • Avranches: market Saturday (15km)
  • Brehal: market Tuesday & Sunday (15km)
  • Saint-Pair-sur-Mer: market Thursday (16km)
  • Brecey: market Friday (17km)
  • Jullouville: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (17km)
  • Carolles: market Thursday (17km)
  • Granville: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (18km)

More information about Le Tanu, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Le Tanu, France

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

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) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Argences (22km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (41km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (44km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (45km)
  • Plantbessin (59km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (22km)
  • Couesnon (25km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (25km)
  • Roches de Ham (32km)
  • Chausey (32km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (36km)
  • Île des Landes (38km)
  • Île des Rimains (38km)
  • Pointe du Grouin (38km)
  • Île du Guesclin (42km)
  • Côte de Cancale à Paramé (43km)
  • Havre de Rothéneuf (47km)
  • Île Besnard (47km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (9km)
  • Ducey (23km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (36km)
  • Dol-de-Bretagne (42km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (30km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (2km)
  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (48km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Le Tanu

Canton: Haye-Pesnel

Arrondissement: Avranches

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50320

Distance to Le Tanu

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 270 km

from Calais: 330 km

from Nice: 872 km

from Bordeaux: 446 km

from Strasbourg: 668 km

Getting here

Le Tanu is in the north of France. 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 Tanu from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 18 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beauchamps, Bourguenolles, Champcervon, Champrepus, Equilly, Fleury, Folligny, Hocquigny, La Haye-Pesnel, La Lande-d'Airou, La Lucerne-d'Outremer, La Meurdraquiere, La Mouche, La Rochelle-Normande, Le Mesnil-Garnier, Le Mesnil-Rogues, Le Mesnil-Villeman and Les Chambres.

This page in French: Visiter Le Tanu

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