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Nay tourism and travel guide

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Visit Nay: highlights and tourist information

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Nay is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 25 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Nay is 275 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Lessay abbey at 12 km and Coutances at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Nay, 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 Nay 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 Nay


Markets in and near Nay

  • Periers: market Saturday (6km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (12km)
  • La Haye-du-Puits: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise: market Thursday (19km)
  • Coutances: market Thursday & Saturday (22km)
  • Gouville-sur-Mer: market Monday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Gouville-sur-Mer: market Friday (22km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (25km)

More information about Nay, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Nay, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (40km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (9km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (32km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Argences (26km)
  • Plantbessin (42km)
  • Château de Beaurepaire (45km)
  • Parc du château des Ravalet (47km)
  • Jardin botanique du château de Vauville (56km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie des Veys (23km)
  • Roches de Ham (34km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (36km)
  • Chausey (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (37km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (46km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (45km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Nay

Canton: Périers

Arrondissement: Coutances

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50190

Distance to Nay

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 275 km

from Calais: 299 km

from Nice: 903 km

from Bordeaux: 493 km

from Strasbourg: 670 km

Getting here

Nay 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 Nay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Auxais, Gonfreville, Gorges, Le Plessis-Lastelle, Meautis, Periers, Raids, Saint-Germain-sur-Seves, Saint-Patrice-de-Claids, Saint-Sebastien-de-Raids and Sainteny.

This page in French: Visiter Nay

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