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Lessay tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Lessay abbey at 0 km from Lessay

Visit Lessay: highlights and tourist information

To Visit Attractions

Lessay is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region.

Attractions in Lessay

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Lessay abbey at 0 km and Coutances at 20 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Lessay, 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 Lessay in Normandy.

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

Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey less than one km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Lessay abbey guide


at 20 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Coutances guide


Seaside resort at 43 km (direction south)

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

See Granville guide


at 46 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Cherbourg guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 50 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

70 years on and the Normandy Landing Beches still attract thousands of...

See Normandy landing beaches guide


at 63 km (direction east-south-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide

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

Map of places to visit near Lessay


Markets in and near Lessay

  • La Haye-du-Puits: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Periers: market Saturday (10km)
  • Gouville-sur-Mer: market Monday - seasonal market only (14km)
  • Gouville-sur-Mer: market Friday (14km)
  • Portbail: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Agon-Coutainville: market Tuesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Coutances: market Thursday & Saturday (20km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (23km)
  • Barneville-Carteret: market Thursday - seasonal market only (24km)
  • Barneville-Carteret: market Saturday (24km)

Hotels near Lessay

More information about Lessay, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Lessay, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (45km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (19km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Argences (24km)
  • Château de Beaurepaire (43km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie des Veys (34km)
  • Roches de Ham (41km)
  • Chausey (45km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (57km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (45km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (48km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (45km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (45km)

Geography and distances

Lessay is in the north of France at 34 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Lessay is 286 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Lessay

Canton: Lessay

Arrondissement: Coutances

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50430

Distance to Lessay

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 286 km

from Calais: 309 km

from Nice: 910 km

from Bordeaux: 493 km

from Strasbourg: 682 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 Lessay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Angoville-sur-Ay, Creances, La Feuillie, Laulne, Millieres, Mobecq, Pirou, Saint-Germain-sur-Ay and Vesly.

This page in French: Visiter Lessay

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