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Male tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Nogent-le-Rotrou at 8 km from Male

Visit Male: highlights and tourist information

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Male is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Nogent-le-Rotrou at 8 km and La Ferte-Bernard at 11 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Male, 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 Male in Normandy.

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



at 8 km (direction east-north-east), in the Eure-et-Loir department

Within the Perche Regional Natural Park, in Nogent-le-Rotrou you can discover...

See Nogent-le-Rotrou guide
La Ferte-Bernard

La Ferte-Bernard

at 11 km (direction south-west), in the Sarthe department

The medieval character and picturesque setting make La Ferté-Bernard one of our...

See La Ferte-Bernard guide
Le Perche

Le Perche

at 15 km (direction north-north-east)

The peaceful countryside of the Perche Natural Regional Park has...

See Le Perche guide


at 18 km (direction west-north-west)

Belleme is one of several small attractive villages within the Perche Natural...

See Belleme guide


at 31 km (direction north-west)

There are several places of historic interest to discover here at Mortagne-au-Perche,...

See Mortagne-au-Perche guide


at 45 km (direction west), in the Sarthe department

It is the countryside around Beaumont-sur-Sarthe that is the main attraction, but...

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide


National Monument at 50 km (direction east-south-east), in the Eure-et-Loir department

Both the castle and the town along the Loir River make Chateaudun...

See Chateaudun guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 50 km (direction west-south-west), in the Sarthe department

Le Mans is best known for its famous car race, but also...

See Le Mans guide


at 51 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Alencon guide


at 56 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Sees guide

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

Map of places to visit near Male


Markets in and near Male

  • Le Theil: market Wednesday (4km)
  • Nogent-le-Rotrou: market Saturday all day (8km)
  • La Ferte-Bernard: market Saturday & Monday (11km)
  • Remalard: market Monday (17km)
  • La Bazoche-Gouet: market Saturday (23km)
  • Vibraye: market Friday (24km)
  • Bonnetable: market Tuesday & Friday (25km)
  • Souday: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Mamers: market Monday (29km)
  • Longny-Au-Perche: market Wednesday (29km)

More information about Male, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Male, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (45km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de la petite Rochelle (18km)
  • Le pré Catelan (38km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Perseigne (39km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Tourouvre (36km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cogners (45km)
  • Coulaines (48km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (59km)

Geography and distances

Male is in the north of France at 51 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Male is 135 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Male

Canton: Theil

Arrondissement: Mortagne-au-Perche

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61260

Distance to Male

from Alencon (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 135 km

from Calais: 308 km

from Nice: 715 km

from Bordeaux: 395 km

from Strasbourg: 518 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 Male from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aveze, Ceton, La Rouge, Le Theil, Saint-Agnan-sur-Erre and Saint-Hilaire-sur-Erre.

This page in French: Visiter Male

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