Montanel tourism and travel guide

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Visit Montanel: highlights and tourist information

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Montanel is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 73 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Montanel is 280 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Brice-en-Cogles at 10 km and Mont-Saint-Michel at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Montanel, 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 Montanel in Normandy.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Montanel

Markets in and near Montanel

  • Saint-James: market Monday (8km)
  • Pontorson: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Ducey: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Avranches: market Saturday (21km)
  • Louvigne-du-Desert: market Friday (22km)
  • Fougeres: market Saturday (24km)
  • Dol-de-Bretagne: market Saturday (25km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Combourg: market Monday (26km)
  • Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier: market Thursday (26km)

More information about Montanel, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Montanel, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Montanel.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (6km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (11km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (15km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (34km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (37km)
  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (43km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (45km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (7km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (15km)
  • Couesnon (15km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (22km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (24km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (33km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (33km)
  • Source - Couesnon (34km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (34km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (36km)
  • Île des Rimains (36km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (38km)
  • Île des Landes (39km)
  • Pointe du Grouin (39km)
  • Estuaire de la Rance (41km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (41km)
  • Île du Guesclin (42km)
  • Côte de Cancale à Paramé (42km)
  • Havre de Rothéneuf (45km)
  • Îlots Notre-Dame et Chevret (45km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (45km)
  • Île Besnard (45km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (45km)
  • Pointe de la Varde (47km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (47km)
  • Chausey (48km)
  • Étang de la Valière (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Saint-Brice-en-Cogles (10km)
  • Ducey (17km)
  • Dol-de-Bretagne (25km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (41km)
  • Bedee (52km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Juvigne (41km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne (44km)
  • Saint-Malo (48km)
  • Le Rheu (52km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (38km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Montanel

Canton: Saint-James

Arrondissement: Avranches

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50240

Distance to Montanel

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 73 km

from Paris: 280 km

from Calais: 360 km

from Nice: 855 km

from Bordeaux: 412 km

from Strasbourg: 675 km

Getting here

Montanel is in the north of France. 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 Montanel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Antrain, Argouges, Aucey-la-Plaine, Carnet, Cogles, La Croix-Avranchin, Sacey, Saint-Ouen-la-Rouerie, Vessey and Villiers-le-Pre.

This page in French: Visiter Montanel