Messei tourism and travel guide

Photo of Messei in Orne

Visit Messei: highlights and tourist information

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

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!


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

Map of places to visit near Messei

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

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)

Geography and distances

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

Messei is in the north of France. 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