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Menil-Jean tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Argentan at 15 km from Menil-Jean

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Menil-Jean is situated in the Orne 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 Menil-Jean in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Argentan at 15 km and Falaise at 17 km.

Menil-Jean, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Argentan

Argentan

at 15 km (direction east)

Despite extensive war time damage Argentan has retained several sites of interest...

See Argentan guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 17 km (direction east), in the Calvados department

Best known for its castle, Falaise also has several other interesting monuments...

See Falaise guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 26 km (direction south-west)

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

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

at 27 km (direction east)

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

See Haras du Pin guide
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Sees

Sees

at 33 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Sees guide
Domfront

Domfront

at 35 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Domfront guide
Lassay-les-Chateaux

Lassay-les-Chateaux

at 39 km (direction south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide
Alencon

Alencon

at 41 km (direction south-east)

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

See Alencon guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 42 km (direction south-south-east)

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

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

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide
Vire

Vire

at 50 km (direction west), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide
Cambremer

Cambremer

at 50 km (direction north-north-east), in the Calvados department

Cambremer is a very picturesque small village, ideally explored as part of...

See Cambremer guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 50 km (direction north-north-east), in the Calvados department

The gardens of the Pays d'Auge are a beautiful mature garden set...

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide
Caen

Caen

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

With a castle, two abbeys and an attracive historic centre Caen is...

See Caen guide

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Markets in and near Menil-Jean

  • Briouze: market Monday (11km)
  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (15km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (18km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (19km)
  • Trun: market Thursday (22km)
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (25km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (27km)
  • Sees: market Saturday (33km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (33km)

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Tourist attractions near Menil-Jean, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (20km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (28km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Sassy (19km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (30km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (26km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (28km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (30km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (44km)
  • Forêt de Perseigne (51km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (49km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Fraimbault (45km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (47km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (49km)
 
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Geography and distances

Menil-Jean is in the north of France at 41 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Menil-Jean is 189 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Menil-Jean

Canton: Putanges-Pont-Écrepin

Arrondissement: Argentan

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61210

Distance to Menil-Jean

from Alencon (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 189 km

from Calais: 287 km

from Nice: 803 km

from Bordeaux: 435 km

from Strasbourg: 585 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 Menil-Jean from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Batilly, Giel-Courteilles, Habloville, La Courbe, La Fresnaye-Au-Sauvage, La Lande-de-Louge, Les Rotours, Les Yveteaux, Louge-sur-Maire, Menil-Gondouin, Montreuil-Au-Houlme, Putanges-Pont-Ecrepin, Saint-Ouen-sur-Maire and Sainte-Croix-sur-Orne.

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