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Planches tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Haras du Pin at 17 km from Planches

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Visit Planches: highlights and tourist information

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Planches is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 36 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Planches is 146 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Haras du Pin at 17 km and Sees at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Planches, 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 Planches in Normandy.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Planches

Markets in and near Planches

  • Sees: market Saturday (18km)
  • Le Mele-sur-Sarthe: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Mortagne-Au-Perche: market Saturday all day (24km)
  • Tourouvre: market Friday (24km)
  • Vitrai-sous-Laigle: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Montreuil-l'Argille: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Trun: market Thursday (29km)
  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (29km)
  • Longny-Au-Perche: market Wednesday (34km)
  • La Barre-en-Ouche: market Wednesday (35km)

More information about Planches, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Planches, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (42km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Perche (46km)
  • Normandie-Maine (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Sassy (27km)
  • Jardin de la petite Rochelle (42km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (46km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt d'Écouves (28km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (30km)
  • Forêt de Perseigne (34km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (51km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Orbec (36km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Tourouvre (24km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Planches

Canton: Merlerault

Arrondissement: Argentan

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61370

Distance to Planches

from Alencon (prefecture): 36 km

from Paris: 146 km

from Calais: 272 km

from Nice: 768 km

from Bordeaux: 436 km

from Strasbourg: 542 km

Getting here

Planches is in the north of France. 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 Planches from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brullemail, Champ-Haut, Echauffour, Fay, Ferrieres-la-Verrerie, La Genevraie, Le Menil-Vicomte, Les Authieux-du-Puits, Ligneres and Maheru.

This page in French: Visiter Planches

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