Les Cresnays tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Vire at 22 km from Les Cresnays

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Les Cresnays is situated in the Manche 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 Les Cresnays in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vire at 22 km and Mont-Saint-Michel at 30 km.

Les Cresnays, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 22 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide


Heritage Site at 30 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide


Seaside resort at 37 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Granville guide


at 38 km (direction east-south-east), in the Orne department

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

See Domfront guide


at 39 km (direction south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide


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

The castle and historic lower town are the main attraction, but be...

See Fougeres guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 42 km (direction south-east), in the Mayenne department

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

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide


at 44 km (direction north-west)

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

See Coutances guide


at 50 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


at 50 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide


at 56 km (direction east-south-east), in the Mayenne department

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide


at 58 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Combourg guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 59 km (direction south-east), in the Mayenne department

Quite a small town, the highlight of a visit to Mayenne is...

See Mayenne (town) guide

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Map of places to visit near Les Cresnays


Markets in and near Les Cresnays

  • Brecey: market Friday (3km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Sourdeval: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Ducey: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Avranches: market Saturday (18km)
  • La Haye-Pesnel: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Vire: market Friday (22km)
  • Saint-James: market Monday (26km)
  • Louvigne-du-Desert: market Friday (26km)

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Tourist attractions near Les Cresnays, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (35km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (39km)
  • Argences (39km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (43km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (12km)
  • Couesnon (31km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (31km)
  • Roches de Ham (35km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (36km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (36km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (57km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (15km)
  • Ducey (16km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (36km)
  • Saint-Brice-en-Cogles (39km)
  • Villers-Bocage (53km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (31km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (41km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (54km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (19km)
  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (42km)

Geography and distances

Les Cresnays is in the north of France at 44 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Les Cresnays is 255 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Les Cresnays

Canton: Brécey

Arrondissement: Avranches

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50370

Distance to Les Cresnays

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 255 km

from Calais: 327 km

from Nice: 852 km

from Bordeaux: 434 km

from Strasbourg: 652 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 Les Cresnays from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brecey, Cuves, La Chapelle-Uree, Le Grand-Celland, Le Mesnil-Adelee, Le Mesnil-Gilbert, Le Mesnil-Rainfray, Les Loges-sur-Brecey, Notre-Dame-de-Livoye, Reffuveille, Saint-Laurent-de-Cuves, Saint-Nicolas-Des-Bois and Saint-Pois.

This page in French: Visiter Les Cresnays