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Placy-Montaigu tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Vire at 21 km from Placy-Montaigu

Visit Placy-Montaigu: highlights and tourist information

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Placy-Montaigu is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vire at 21 km and Bayeux at 31 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Placy-Montaigu, 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 Placy-Montaigu in Normandy.

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



at 21 km (direction south), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide


at 31 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

Best known for its world-famous tapestry, Bayeux also has an imposing...

See Bayeux guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 38 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide


at 39 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

The medieval Chateau de Creully is the highlight in Creully...

See Creully guide


at 40 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

Arromanches is well known as the town where the...

See Arromanches guide


at 41 km (direction west)

Coutances is well known for its impressive cathedral, built in the 113th...

See Coutances guide


at 43 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

With a castle, two abbeys and an attracive historic centre Caen...

See Caen guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 50 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Lessay abbey guide


at 52 km (direction south-south-east), in the Orne department

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

See Domfront guide


Heritage Site at 62 km (direction west-south-west)

No visit to Normandy would be complete without visiting the...

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide

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

Map of places to visit near Placy-Montaigu


Markets in and near Placy-Montaigu

  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (6km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (17km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (20km)
  • Vire: market Friday (22km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (24km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (26km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (31km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles: market Tuesday (31km)

Hotels near Placy-Montaigu

More information about Placy-Montaigu, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Placy-Montaigu, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (42km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (19km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (35km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (35km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (37km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (21km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (37km)
  • Argences (38km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roches de Ham (10km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (18km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (26km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (35km)
  • Baie des Veys (42km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (42km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (6km)
  • Villers-Bocage (19km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (31km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (10km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (12km)
  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (37km)

Geography and distances

Placy-Montaigu is in the north of France at 16 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Placy-Montaigu is 239 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Placy-Montaigu

Canton: Torigni-sur-Vire

Arrondissement: Saint-Lô

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50160

Distance to Placy-Montaigu

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 16 km

from Paris: 239 km

from Calais: 291 km

from Nice: 862 km

from Bordeaux: 467 km

from Strasbourg: 635 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 Placy-Montaigu from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bieville, Dampierre, Gieville, Guilberville, La Lande-sur-Drome, Le Perron, Saint-Amand, Saint-Denis-Maisoncelles, Saint-Jean-Des-Essartiers, Saint-Martin-Des-Besaces, Saint-Ouen-Des-Besaces and Torigni-sur-Vire.

This page in French: Visiter Placy-Montaigu

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