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Le Tanu tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Granville at 19 km from Le Tanu

Visit Le Tanu: highlights and tourist information

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

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

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!

Granville

Granville

Seaside resort at 19 km (direction west)

Granville is best known for its long sandy beach,...

See Granville guide
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel

Heritage Site at 24 km (direction south-west)

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

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide
Coutances

Coutances

at 26 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Coutances guide
Vire

Vire

at 34 km (direction east), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide
 
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Cancale

Cancale

at 38 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Cancale is the perfect place to try the famous Brittany...

See Cancale guide
Mont-Dol

Mont-Dol

at 41 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Mont Dol is a small village with a hill top on which...

See Mont-Dol guide
Dol-de-Bretagne

Dol-de-Bretagne

at 42 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The lovely old town in Dol-de-Bretagne ensure it remains one of...

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide
Saint-Brice-en-Cogles

Saint-Brice-en-Cogles

at 45 km (direction south), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 47 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Lessay abbey guide
Emerald Coast

Emerald Coast

at 52 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The Emerald Coast in northern Brittany is extremely popular with...

See Emerald Coast guide
Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo

at 52 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

We were pleased to discover that Saint-Malo, often considered...

See Saint-Malo guide
Saint-Suliac

Saint-Suliac

Most Beautiful Village at 53 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Saint Suliac is a beautiful village on the estuary of the...

See Saint-Suliac guide
Combourg

Combourg

at 54 km (direction south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Combourg guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

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

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

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide

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

Map of places to visit near Le Tanu

 
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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)
 
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Geography and distances

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

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

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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