Mortain tourism and travel guide

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Visit Mortain: highlights and tourist information

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

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

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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!

 
 

... 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)

More information about Mortain, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Mortain, France

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)

  • Ducey (25km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (29km)
  • Saint-Brice-en-Cogles (41km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (43km)

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

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

Mortain 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 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