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Moon-sur-Elle tourism and travel guide

Photo of Moon-sur-Elle in Manche

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.

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

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!

Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 22 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

70 years on and the Normandy Landing Beches still attract thousands of...

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 26 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Bayeux guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 34 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Arromanches guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 35 km (direction west)

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

See Lessay abbey guide
 
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Coutances

Coutances

at 36 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Coutances guide
Creully

Creully

at 38 km (direction east), in the Calvados department

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

See Creully guide
Vire

Vire

at 43 km (direction south-south-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide
Caen

Caen

at 49 km (direction east), in the Calvados department

With a castle, two abbeys and an attracive historic centre Caen is...

See Caen guide
Granville

Granville

Seaside resort at 58 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Granville guide
Cherbourg

Cherbourg

at 63 km (direction north-west)

The port town of Cherbourg has several monuments and museums of interest...

See Cherbourg guide

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

Map of places to visit near Moon-sur-Elle

 
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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)

Hotels near Moon-sur-Elle

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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)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (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)
 
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Geography and distances

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

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

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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