Montbray tourism and travel guide

Photo of Montbray in Manche

Photo is of Vire at 16 km from Montbray

Visit Montbray: highlights and tourist information

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Montbray 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 Montbray in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vire at 16 km and Coutances at 33 km.

Montbray, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 16 km (direction east), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide


at 33 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Coutances guide


Seaside resort at 37 km (direction west)

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

See Granville guide


Heritage Site at 41 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide


at 46 km (direction east-south-east), in the Orne department

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

See Domfront guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 49 km (direction north-west)

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

See Lessay abbey guide


at 52 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 60 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Mont-Dol guide


at 61 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

The medieval Chateau de Creully is the highlight in Creully...

See Creully guide


at 61 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The lovely old town in Dol-de-Bretagne ensure it remains one of the most popular...

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide
Bagnoles de l\'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 61 km (direction east-south-east), in the Orne department

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

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide


at 66 km (direction south-east), in the Mayenne department

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide

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

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Map of places to visit near Montbray


Markets in and near Montbray

  • Villedieu-les-Poeles: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Vire: market Friday (16km)
  • Brecey: market Friday (18km)
  • Gavray: market Saturday (19km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (19km)
  • Sourdeval: market Tuesday (22km)
  • La Haye-Pesnel: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (26km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Avranches: market Saturday (29km)

More information about Montbray, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Montbray, France

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

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) (37km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (52km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (56km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (56km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Argences (29km)
  • Plantbessin (42km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (59km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (8km)
  • Roches de Ham (17km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (38km)
  • Couesnon (42km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (42km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (10km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (19km)
  • Ducey (32km)
  • Villers-Bocage (39km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (13km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (53km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (17km)
  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (29km)

Geography and distances

Montbray is in the north of France at 26 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Montbray is 252 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montbray

Canton: Percy

Arrondissement: Saint-Lô

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50410

Distance to Montbray

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 252 km

from Calais: 312 km

from Nice: 862 km

from Bordeaux: 451 km

from Strasbourg: 649 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 Montbray from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beslon, Courson, Gouvets, Le Chefresne, Le Mesnil-Caussois, Margueray, Montabot, Morigny, Saint-Aubin-Des-Bois, Saint-Sever-Calvados, Saint-Vigor-Des-Monts and Sept-Freres.

This page in French: Visiter Montbray