Maupertuis tourism and travel guide

Photo of Maupertuis in Manche

Photo is of Coutances at 22 km from Maupertuis

Visit Maupertuis: highlights and tourist information

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Maupertuis 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 Maupertuis in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Coutances at 22 km and Vire at 26 km.

Maupertuis, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 22 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Coutances guide


at 26 km (direction east-south-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide


Seaside resort at 32 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Granville guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 38 km (direction north-west)

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

See Lessay abbey guide


Heritage Site at 42 km (direction south-west)

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

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide


at 51 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Bayeux guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 52 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide


at 55 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Cancale is the perfect place to try the famous Brittany oysters, fresh every day!...

See Cancale guide


at 57 km (direction east-south-east), in the Orne department

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

See Domfront guide


at 59 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Mont Dol is a small village with a hill top on which stands a...

See Mont-Dol guide


at 60 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

Arromanches is well known as the town where the Mulberry Harbour was built during...

See Arromanches guide


at 61 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

The medieval Chateau de Creully is the highlight in Creully...

See Creully guide


at 61 km (direction south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide

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

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Map of places to visit near Maupertuis


Markets in and near Maupertuis

  • Gavray: market Saturday (12km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (18km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (20km)
  • Coutances: market Thursday & Saturday (21km)
  • La Haye-Pesnel: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Brehal: market Tuesday & Sunday (24km)
  • Brecey: market Friday (26km)
  • Vire: market Friday (27km)

More information about Maupertuis, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Maupertuis, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (40km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (33km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Argences (18km)
  • Plantbessin (41km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roches de Ham (14km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (19km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (35km)
  • Couesnon (44km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (44km)
  • Chausey (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (13km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (18km)
  • Ducey (38km)
  • Villers-Bocage (42km)
  • Dol-de-Bretagne (60km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (13km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (16km)
  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (33km)

Geography and distances

Maupertuis is in the north of France at 20 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Maupertuis is 260 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Maupertuis

Canton: Percy

Arrondissement: Saint-Lô

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50410

Distance to Maupertuis

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 260 km

from Calais: 311 km

from Nice: 873 km

from Bordeaux: 460 km

from Strasbourg: 657 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 Maupertuis from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaucoudray, Chevry, Hambye, La Haye-Bellefond, Le Chefresne, Le Guislain, Montabot, Notre-Dame-de-Cenilly, Percy, Saint-Martin-de-Cenilly, Sourdeval-les-Bois and Villebaudon.

This page in French: Visiter Maupertuis