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Messei tourism and travel guide

Photo of Messei in Orne

Photo is of Domfront at 16 km from Messei

Visit Messei: highlights and tourist information

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Messei is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Domfront at 16 km and Bagnoles de l'Orne at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Messei, 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 Messei in Normandy.

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

Domfront

Domfront

at 16 km (direction south-west)

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

See Domfront guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 20 km (direction south-east)

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

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
Vire

Vire

at 29 km (direction west-north-west), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide
Lassay-les-Chateaux

Lassay-les-Chateaux

at 31 km (direction south), in the Mayenne department

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide
 
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Falaise

Falaise

at 32 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Falaise guide
Argentan

Argentan

at 38 km (direction east)

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

See Argentan guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 42 km (direction south-west), in the Mayenne department

Les Jardins des Renaudies is a pretty garden in north-west France...

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 45 km (direction south-south-west), in the Mayenne department

Quite a small town, the highlight of a visit...

See Mayenne (town) guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 51 km (direction south-east)

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

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

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Most Beautiful Village at 51 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide
Alencon

Alencon

at 56 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Alencon guide
Fougeres

Fougeres

at 63 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The castle and historic lower town are the main...

See Fougeres guide
Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

at 63 km (direction south-east), in the Sarthe department

The traditional market hall and remains of a medieval castle, and the...

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide
Cambremer

Cambremer

at 65 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Cambremer guide

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

Map of places to visit near Messei

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Markets in and near Messei

  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (4km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (13km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (15km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (19km)
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (20km)
  • Sourdeval: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Vire: market Friday (29km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (32km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (35km)

More information about Messei, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Messei, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (33km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (34km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Sassy (41km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (45km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (58km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (23km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (39km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (46km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (48km)
  • Roches de Ham (51km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (53km)
  • Source - Couesnon (59km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (42km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (48km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Fraimbault (28km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (37km)
  • Domjean (47km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (36km)
 
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Geography and distances

Messei is in the north of France at 56 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Messei is 212 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Messei

Canton: Messei

Arrondissement: Argentan

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61440

Distance to Messei

from Alencon (prefecture): 56 km

from Paris: 212 km

from Calais: 302 km

from Nice: 819 km

from Bordeaux: 431 km

from Strasbourg: 609 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 Messei from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Banvou, Echalou, Flers, La Chapelle-Au-Moine, La Ferriere-Aux-Etangs, La Lande-Patry, La Selle-la-Forge, Landigou, Le Chatellier, Saint-Andre-de-Messei and Saires-la-Verrerie.

This page in French: Visiter Messei

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