Montanel tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Brice-en-Cogles at 10 km from Montanel

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Montanel 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 Montanel in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Brice-en-Cogles at 10 km and Mont-Saint-Michel at 17 km.

Montanel, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 10 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Most visitors to Saint-Brice-en-Cogles also enjoy the tour of the local castles...

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide


Heritage Site at 17 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide


at 23 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The castle and historic lower town are the main attraction, but be...

See Fougeres guide


at 26 km (direction 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 26 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Combourg is best known for the Chateau de Combourg, once home to...

See Combourg guide


at 27 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Mont Dol is a small village with a hill top on which...

See Mont-Dol guide


at 36 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Cancale is the perfect place to try the famous Brittany oysters, fresh...

See Cancale guide


Seaside resort at 40 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Granville guide


Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Saint Suliac is a beautiful village on the estuary of the River...

See Saint-Suliac guide


at 44 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

A town not be missed, Vitré has a superb historic centre with...

See Vitre guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 44 km (direction east), in the Mayenne department

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

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide


at 45 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Becherel is a pretty town and a centre for books....

See Becherel guide
Dinan Rue du Jerzual

Dinan Rue du Jerzual

at 46 km (direction west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The Rue du Jerzual and the port are two of the most...

See Dinan Rue du Jerzual guide
Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Church at 46 km (direction west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The basilica of Saint-Sauveur in Dinan incorporates romanesque elements from the 12th...

See Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur guide

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Montanel, France

What to do at Montanel? 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)

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

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

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

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