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Orval tourism and travel guide

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Visit Orval: highlights and tourist information

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Orval is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 30 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Orval is 280 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Coutances at 3 km and Granville at 22 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Orval, 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 Orval 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 Orval

Markets in and near Orval

  • Coutances: market Thursday & Saturday (4km)
  • Agon-Coutainville: market Tuesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Gouville-sur-Mer: market Monday - seasonal market only (12km)
  • Gouville-sur-Mer: market Friday (12km)
  • Brehal: market Tuesday & Sunday (13km)
  • Gavray: market Saturday (15km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Periers: market Saturday (19km)
  • Granville: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (22km)
  • Saint-Pair-sur-Mer: market Thursday (24km)

More information about Orval, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Orval, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (35km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Argences (3km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Chausey (29km)
  • Roches de Ham (31km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (38km)
  • Île des Landes (43km)
  • Pointe du Grouin (43km)
  • Couesnon (44km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (44km)
  • Île des Rimains (45km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (47km)
  • Baie des Veys (47km)
  • Île du Guesclin (47km)
  • Côte de Cancale à Paramé (48km)
  • Île Besnard (51km)
  • Havre de Rothéneuf (51km)
  • Pointe de la Varde (53km)
  • Cézembre (58km)
  • Embouchure - Rance (59km)
  • Rance (fleuve) (59km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (27km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (36km)
  • Ducey (46km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (23km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Orval

Canton: Montmartin-sur-Mer

Arrondissement: Coutances

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50660

Distance to Orval

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 280 km

from Calais: 320 km

from Nice: 893 km

from Bordeaux: 469 km

from Strasbourg: 676 km

Getting here

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

We have 17 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Annoville, Bricqueville-la-Blouette, Contrieres, Courcy, Coutances, Gratot, Herenguerville, Heugueville-sur-Sienne, Hyenville, Montchaton, Montmartin-sur-Mer, Nicorps, Quettreville-sur-Sienne, Saint-Denis-le-Vetu, Saint-Pierre-de-Coutances, Saussey and Tourville-sur-Sienne.

This page in French: Visiter Orval

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