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Lignou tourism and travel guide

Photo of Lignou in Orne

Photo is of Bagnoles de l'Orne at 15 km from Lignou

Visit Lignou: highlights and tourist information

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Lignou is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Bagnoles de l'Orne at 15 km and Domfront at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Lignou, 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 Lignou in Normandy.

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

Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 15 km (direction south-south-west)

The town of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is very pleasant, and well known as...

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
Domfront

Domfront

at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Domfront guide
Argentan

Argentan

at 25 km (direction east-north-east)

Despite extensive war time damage Argentan has retained several...

See Argentan guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 27 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

Best known for its castle, Falaise also has several...

See Falaise guide
 
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Lassay-les-Chateaux

Lassay-les-Chateaux

at 28 km (direction south-south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide
Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

at 37 km (direction east)

The Haras du Pin is the oldest of the national horse training...

See Haras du Pin guide
Sees

Sees

at 39 km (direction east)

The cathedral is the famous attraction at Sees, but...

See Sees guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 39 km (direction south-east)

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere is a lovely garden in...

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide
Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction south-east)

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei is a very pretty village in the Regional...

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide
Alencon

Alencon

at 42 km (direction east-south-east)

There are several sites of historical interest in Alencon, best known as...

See Alencon guide
Vire

Vire

at 44 km (direction west-north-west), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 45 km (direction south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Mayenne (town) guide
Jublains

Jublains

at 47 km (direction south-south-west), in the Mayenne department

Here in Jublains you can visit the roman ruins of the ancient...

See Jublains guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 48 km (direction west-south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide

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

Map of places to visit near Lignou

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Markets in and near Lignou

  • Briouze: market Monday (4km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (9km)
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (14km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (25km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (25km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (27km)
  • Trun: market Thursday (34km)
  • Villaines-la-Juhel: market Monday (36km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (36km)

More information about Lignou, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Lignou, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (19km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (22km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Sassy (26km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (40km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (28km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (31km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (33km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (41km)
  • Forêt de Perseigne (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Fraimbault (33km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (36km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (48km)
 
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Geography and distances

Lignou is in the north of France at 42 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Lignou is 199 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Lignou

Canton: Briouze

Arrondissement: Argentan

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61220

Distance to Lignou

from Alencon (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 199 km

from Calais: 299 km

from Nice: 805 km

from Bordeaux: 427 km

from Strasbourg: 595 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive in one of the cross-channel ferry ports with Caen being especially close, typically within an hours drive. For driving distances to Lignou from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Briouze, Faverolles, La Sauvagere, Le Grais, Le Menil-de-Briouze, Les Yveteaux, Lonlay-le-Tesson, Montreuil-Au-Houlme, Pointel, Saint-Georges-d'Annebecq and Saint-Hilaire-de-Briouze.

This page in French: Visiter Lignou

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