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Mortain tourism and travel guide

Photo of Mortain in Manche

Photo is of Vire at 22 km from Mortain

Visit Mortain: highlights and tourist information

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Mortain is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vire at 22 km and Domfront at 23 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Mortain, 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 Mortain in Normandy.

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



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

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

See Vire guide


at 23 km (direction east), in the Orne department

The castle forms an excellent backdrop to the cobbled...

See Domfront guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 29 km (direction south-south-east), in the Mayenne department

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

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide


at 38 km (direction south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Fougeres guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 40 km (direction east), in the Orne department

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

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide


at 40 km (direction east-south-east), in the Mayenne department

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide


at 41 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide


Heritage Site at 42 km (direction west)

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

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

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

Quite a small town, the highlight of a visit to Mayenne is...

See Mayenne (town) guide


Seaside resort at 52 km (direction west-north-west)

Granville is best known for its long sandy beach,...

See Granville guide


at 55 km (direction south-east), in the Mayenne department

Here in Jublains you can visit the roman ruins of the...

See Jublains guide


at 58 km (direction north-west)

Coutances is well known for its impressive cathedral, built...

See Coutances guide

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

Map of places to visit near Mortain


Markets in and near Mortain

  • Sourdeval: market Tuesday (8km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Brecey: market Friday (19km)
  • Vire: market Friday (21km)
  • Louvigne-du-Desert: market Friday (23km)
  • Ducey: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Gorron: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)
  • Avranches: market Saturday (31km)

Hotels near Mortain

More information about Mortain, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Mortain, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (34km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (38km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (45km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (49km)
  • Argences (54km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (20km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (33km)
  • Source - Couesnon (38km)
  • Couesnon (42km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (42km)
  • Roches de Ham (43km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (44km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Fraimbault (25km)
  • Domjean (38km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (39km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (35km)
  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (42km)

Geography and distances

Mortain is in the north of France at 53 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Mortain is 242 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Mortain

Canton: Mortain

Arrondissement: Avranches

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50140

Distance to Mortain

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 53 km

from Paris: 242 km

from Calais: 325 km

from Nice: 837 km

from Bordeaux: 425 km

from Strasbourg: 639 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 Mortain from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bellefontaine, Bion, Juvigny-le-Tertre, Le Mesnil-Tove, Le Neufbourg, Milly, Romagny, Saint-Barthelemy, Saint-Clement-Rancoudray and Saint-Jean-du-Corail.

This page in French: Visiter Mortain

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