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Passais tourism and travel guide

Photo of Passais in Orne

Photo is of Domfront at 12 km from Passais

Visit Passais: highlights and tourist information

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Passais is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Domfront at 12 km and Les Jardins des Renaudies at 15 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Passais, 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 Passais in Normandy.

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



at 12 km (direction north-east)

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

See Domfront guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 15 km (direction south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide


at 21 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
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 25 km (direction east)

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

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 25 km (direction south-south-east), in the Mayenne department

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

See Mayenne (town) guide


at 35 km (direction south-east), in the Mayenne department

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

See Jublains guide


at 37 km (direction north-north-west), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide


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

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

See Fougeres guide


at 46 km (direction 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


at 48 km (direction south-east), in the Mayenne department

The highlight here at Evron is the Abbey of...

See Evron guide


at 49 km (direction south), in the Mayenne department

The castle, the river and the historic centre make the substantial town...

See Laval guide


at 55 km (direction south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

A town not be missed, Vitré has a superb historic centre with...

See Vitre guide


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

The medieval village and the castle in the pretty village of Sainte-Suzanne...

See Sainte-Suzanne guide


at 59 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

Best known for its castle, Falaise also has several other interesting...

See Falaise guide

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

Map of places to visit near Passais


Markets in and near Passais

  • Gorron: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (25km)
  • Mayenne: market Saturday & Monday (26km)
  • Sourdeval: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Louvigne-du-Desert: market Friday (27km)
  • Ernee: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (29km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (30km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (35km)

More information about Passais, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Passais, France

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

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (45km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la Pellerine (31km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (34km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (38km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Source - Couesnon (32km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (33km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (39km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (45km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (49km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (49km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (52km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (57km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Fraimbault (5km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (19km)
  • Juvigne (38km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (55km)

Geography and distances

Passais is in the north of France at 63 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Passais is 231 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Passais

Canton: Passais

Arrondissement: Alençon

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61350

Distance to Passais

from Alencon (prefecture): 63 km

from Paris: 231 km

from Calais: 329 km

from Nice: 817 km

from Bordeaux: 409 km

from Strasbourg: 626 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive in one of the cross-channel ferry ports with Caen being especially close, typically within an hours drive. For driving distances to Passais from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Mantilly, Saint-Aubin-Fosse-Louvain, Saint-Cyr-du-Bailleul, Saint-Fraimbault, Saint-Mars-d'Egrenne, Saint-Simeon and Torchamp.

This page in French: Visiter Passais

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