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Maupertuis tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Coutances at 22 km from Maupertuis

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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!

Coutances

Coutances

at 22 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Coutances guide
Vire

Vire

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

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

See Vire guide
Granville

Granville

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

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

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...

See Lessay abbey guide
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Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel

Heritage Site at 42 km (direction south-west)

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

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

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...

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Cancale

Cancale

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...

See Cancale guide
Domfront

Domfront

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

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

See Domfront guide
Mont-Dol

Mont-Dol

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...

See Mont-Dol guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

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

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

See Arromanches guide
Creully

Creully

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

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

See Creully guide
Dol-de-Bretagne

Dol-de-Bretagne

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...

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide

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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)

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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)
 
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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

 
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