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Picauville tourism and travel guide

Photo of Picauville in Manche

Photo is of Lessay abbey at 20 km from Picauville

Visit Picauville: highlights and tourist information

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Picauville is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lessay abbey at 20 km and Cherbourg at 32 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Picauville, 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 Picauville in Normandy.

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

Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 20 km (direction south-west)

The abbey church at Lessay is an important example of roman...

See Lessay abbey guide


at 32 km (direction north-west)

The port town of Cherbourg has several monuments and museums...

See Cherbourg guide


Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction north-north-east)

Barfleur is listed among the 'most beautiful villages in...

See Barfleur guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 37 km (direction east), in the Calvados department

70 years on and the Normandy Landing Beches still attract...

See Normandy landing beaches guide


at 38 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Coutances guide

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

Map of places to visit near Picauville


Markets in and near Picauville

  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise: market Thursday (7km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (14km)
  • La Haye-du-Puits: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Valognes: market Friday (16km)
  • Bricquebec: market Monday (20km)
  • Periers: market Saturday (22km)
  • Portbail: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Quettehou: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue: market Saturday (25km)

More information about Picauville, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Picauville, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (25km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (11km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Château de Beaurepaire (31km)
  • Parc du château des Ravalet (32km)
  • Parc du château de Nacqueville (41km)
  • Argences (41km)
  • Jardin botanique du château de Vauville (43km)
  • Plantbessin (48km)
  • Jardin Jacques Prévert (53km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie des Veys (19km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (43km)
  • Roches de Ham (47km)
  • Cap de la Hague (51km)
  • Nez de Jobourg (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (49km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Picauville is in the north of France at 37 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Picauville is 279 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Picauville

Canton: Sainte-Mère-Église

Arrondissement: Cherbourg-Octeville

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50360

Distance to Picauville

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 279 km

from Calais: 290 km

from Nice: 914 km

from Bordeaux: 509 km

from Strasbourg: 673 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 Picauville from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 18 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amfreville, Beuzeville-la-Bastille, Biniville, Carquebut, Chef-du-Pont, Cretteville, Etienville, Gourbesville, Hautteville-Bocage, Houtteville, La Bonneville, Les Moitiers-en-Bauptois, Liesville-sur-Douve, Neuville-Au-Plain, Orglandes, Reigneville-Bocage, Sainte-Mere-Eglise and Vindefontaine.

This page in French: Visiter Picauville

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