Montaigu-les-Bois tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Coutances at 21 km from Montaigu-les-Bois

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Montaigu-les-Bois 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 Montaigu-les-Bois in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Coutances at 21 km and Granville at 24 km.

Montaigu-les-Bois, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 21 km (direction north-west)

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

See Coutances guide


Seaside resort at 24 km (direction west)

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

See Granville guide


at 29 km (direction east), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide


Heritage Site at 33 km (direction south-west)

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

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 41 km (direction north-west)

The abbey church at Lessay is an important example of roman style...

See Lessay abbey guide


at 46 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


at 50 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


at 51 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


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


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

Best known for its world-famous tapestry, Bayeux also has an imposing cathedral...

See Bayeux guide


at 69 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Arromanches guide

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Map of places to visit near Montaigu-les-Bois


Markets in and near Montaigu-les-Bois

  • Gavray: market Saturday (5km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles: market Tuesday (7km)
  • La Haye-Pesnel: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Brehal: market Tuesday & Sunday (17km)
  • Brecey: market Friday (20km)
  • Coutances: market Thursday & Saturday (21km)
  • Saint-Pair-sur-Mer: market Thursday (23km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Granville: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (23km)
  • Avranches: market Saturday (24km)

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Tourist attractions near Montaigu-les-Bois, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (43km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (60km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Argences (17km)
  • Plantbessin (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (20km)
  • Roches de Ham (23km)
  • Couesnon (35km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (35km)
  • Chausey (37km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (44km)
  • Île des Landes (45km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (45km)
  • Pointe du Grouin (46km)
  • Île des Rimains (46km)
  • Île du Guesclin (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (7km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (27km)
  • Ducey (31km)
  • Dol-de-Bretagne (51km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (21km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (62km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (7km)
  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (41km)

Geography and distances

Montaigu-les-Bois is in the north of France at 29 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Montaigu-les-Bois is 266 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montaigu-les-Bois

Canton: Gavray

Arrondissement: Coutances

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50450

Distance to Montaigu-les-Bois

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 266 km

from Calais: 321 km

from Nice: 873 km

from Bordeaux: 454 km

from Strasbourg: 663 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 Montaigu-les-Bois from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Fleury, Gavray, La Baleine, La Bloutiere, Le Mesnil-Amand, Le Mesnil-Garnier, Le Mesnil-Villeman, Saint-Denis-le-Gast, Sourdeval-les-Bois and Villedieu-les-Poeles.

This page in French: Visiter Montaigu-les-Bois