Lestre tourism and travel guide

Photo of Lestre in Manche

Photo is of Barfleur at 17 km from Lestre

Visit Lestre: highlights and tourist information

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Lestre 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 Lestre in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Barfleur at 17 km and Cherbourg at 24 km.

Lestre, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Barfleur guide


at 24 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Cherbourg guide
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Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 36 km (direction east-south-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 37 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Lessay abbey guide


at 53 km (direction east-south-east), in the Calvados department

Best known for its world-famous tapestry, Bayeux also has an imposing cathedral...

See Bayeux guide

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Map of places to visit near Lestre


Markets in and near Lestre

  • Quettehou: market Tuesday (8km)
  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue: market Saturday (8km)
  • Valognes: market Friday (10km)
  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise: market Thursday (13km)
  • Saint-Pierre-Eglise: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Bricquebec: market Monday (22km)
  • Cherbourg: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday (24km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (26km)
  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (26km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (29km)

More information about Lestre, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Lestre, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (9km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (25km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château des Ravalet (22km)
  • Château de Beaurepaire (25km)
  • Parc du château de Nacqueville (33km)
  • Jardin botanique du château de Vauville (39km)
  • Jardin Jacques Prévert (47km)
  • Plantbessin (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie des Veys (22km)
  • Cap de la Hague (45km)
  • Nez de Jobourg (47km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (49km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Valognes (10km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Lestre is in the north of France at 49 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Lestre is 278 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Lestre

Canton: Montebourg

Arrondissement: Cherbourg-Octeville

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50310

Distance to Lestre

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 49 km

from Paris: 278 km

from Calais: 276 km

from Nice: 921 km

from Bordeaux: 524 km

from Strasbourg: 670 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 Lestre from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aumeville-Lestre, Crasville, Eroudeville, Fontenay-sur-Mer, Montaigu-la-Brisette, Montebourg, Morsalines, Octeville-l'Avenel, Ozeville, Quineville, Saint-Floxel, Saint-Germain-de-Tournebut, Saint-Marcouf, Saint-Martin-d'Audouville, Vaudreville and Videcosville.

This page in French: Visiter Lestre


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