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Moon-sur-Elle tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Normandy landing beaches at 22 km from Moon-sur-Elle

Visit Moon-sur-Elle: highlights and tourist information

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Moon-sur-Elle is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 11 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Moon-sur-Elle is 251 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Normandy landing beaches at 22 km and Bayeux at 26 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Moon-sur-Elle, 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 Moon-sur-Elle 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 Moon-sur-Elle


Markets in and near Moon-sur-Elle

  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (11km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (13km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (18km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (20km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (20km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Periers: market Saturday (27km)
  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise: market Thursday (30km)

More information about Moon-sur-Elle, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Moon-sur-Elle, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (45km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (21km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (8km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (34km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (34km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (36km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (18km)
  • Argences (36km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (36km)
  • Château de Beaurepaire (62km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Cerisy (12km)
  • Baie des Veys (20km)
  • Roches de Ham (20km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (44km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (20km)
  • Villers-Bocage (32km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (43km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (25km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (31km)
  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (46km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Moon-sur-Elle

Canton: Saint-Clair-sur-l'Elle

Arrondissement: Saint-Lô

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50680

Distance to Moon-sur-Elle

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 11 km

from Paris: 251 km

from Calais: 283 km

from Nice: 882 km

from Bordeaux: 487 km

from Strasbourg: 646 km

Getting here

Moon-sur-Elle 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 Moon-sur-Elle from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Airel, Cartigny-l'Epinay, Cavigny, Couvains, La Folie, La Meauffe, Lison, Saint-Clair-sur-l'Elle, Saint-Fromond, Saint-Jean-de-Savigny, Saint-Marcouf, Sainte-Marguerite-d'Elle and Villiers-Fossard.

This page in French: Visiter Moon-sur-Elle

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