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Menil-Vin tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Falaise at 11 km from Menil-Vin

Visit Menil-Vin: highlights and tourist information

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Menil-Vin is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Falaise at 11 km and Argentan at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Menil-Vin, 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 Menil-Vin in Normandy.

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



at 11 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Falaise guide


at 24 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Argentan guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 33 km (direction south-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 36 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Haras du Pin guide


at 37 km (direction south-west)

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

See Domfront guide


at 38 km (direction south-west), in the Calvados department

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

See Caen guide


at 42 km (direction west), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide


Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

Part of the Normandy Cider Route, Beuvron has lots...

See Beuvron guide


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

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

See Cambremer guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 44 km (direction 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


at 45 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Sees guide


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

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide


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

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

See Creully guide


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

One time favourite of Marcel Proust, Cabourg has one of...

See Cabourg guide

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

Map of places to visit near Menil-Vin


Markets in and near Menil-Vin

  • Falaise: market Saturday (11km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (16km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (17km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (24km)
  • Trun: market Thursday (26km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (29km)
  • Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives: market Monday (29km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (30km)

More information about Menil-Vin, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Menil-Vin, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (34km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (40km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (38km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (60km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (24km)
  • Sassy (31km)
  • Plantbessin (53km)
  • Boutemont (55km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (13km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (37km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (39km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (42km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (43km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (45km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (57km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (36km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Fraimbault (48km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (36km)

Geography and distances

Menil-Vin is in the north of France at 55 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Menil-Vin is 195 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Menil-Vin

Canton: Putanges-Pont-Écrepin

Arrondissement: Argentan

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61210

Distance to Menil-Vin

from Alencon (prefecture): 55 km

from Paris: 195 km

from Calais: 281 km

from Nice: 816 km

from Bordeaux: 446 km

from Strasbourg: 592 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-Vin from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bazoches-Au-Houlme, Breel, Fourneaux-le-Val, La Foret-Auvray, Le Detroit, Le Mesnil-Villement, Les IsLes Bardel, Les Loges-Saulces, Martigny-sur-l'Ante, Menil-Hermei, Noron-l'Abbaye, Pierrepont, Rabodanges, Rapilly, Saint-Aubert-sur-Orne and Saint-Philbert-sur-Orne.

This page in French: Visiter Menil-Vin

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