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Poilley tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Mont-Saint-Michel at 15 km from Poilley

Visit Poilley: highlights and tourist information

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Poilley is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Mont-Saint-Michel at 15 km and Saint-Brice-en-Cogles at 23 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Poilley, 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 Poilley in Normandy.

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

Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel

Heritage Site at 15 km (direction west)

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

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide
Saint-Brice-en-Cogles

Saint-Brice-en-Cogles

at 23 km (direction south-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Most visitors to Saint-Brice-en-Cogles also enjoy the tour of the local...

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide
Fougeres

Fougeres

at 31 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The castle and historic lower town are the main...

See Fougeres guide
Granville

Granville

Seaside resort at 32 km (direction north-west)

Granville is best known for its long sandy beach, and the...

See Granville guide
 
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Dol-de-Bretagne

Dol-de-Bretagne

at 34 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The lovely old town in Dol-de-Bretagne ensure it remains one...

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide
Mont-Dol

Mont-Dol

at 34 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Mont Dol is a small village with a hill top...

See Mont-Dol guide
Cancale

Cancale

at 39 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Cancale is the perfect place to try the famous Brittany oysters, fresh...

See Cancale guide
Vire

Vire

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

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

See Vire guide
Combourg

Combourg

at 40 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Combourg is best known for the Chateau de Combourg, once...

See Combourg guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 43 km (direction east-south-east), in the Mayenne department

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

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide
Coutances

Coutances

at 48 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Coutances guide
Domfront

Domfront

at 49 km (direction east), in the Orne department

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

See Domfront guide
Saint-Suliac

Saint-Suliac

Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Saint Suliac is a beautiful village on the estuary of the...

See Saint-Suliac guide
Becherel

Becherel

at 59 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Becherel is a pretty town and a centre for books....

See Becherel guide

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

Map of places to visit near Poilley

 
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Markets in and near Poilley

  • Ducey: market Tuesday (2km)
  • Avranches: market Saturday (8km)
  • Saint-James: market Monday (11km)
  • Brecey: market Friday (16km)
  • Pontorson: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Louvigne-du-Desert: market Friday (20km)
  • La Haye-Pesnel: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Carolles: market Thursday (24km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles: market Tuesday (25km)

Hotels near Poilley

More information about Poilley, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Poilley, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (22km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (23km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (26km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (39km)
  • Argences (44km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (50km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (54km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Couesnon (15km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (15km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (19km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (27km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (30km)
  • Île des Rimains (39km)
  • Source - Couesnon (39km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (40km)
  • Île des Landes (40km)
  • Pointe du Grouin (41km)
  • Chausey (44km)
  • Île du Guesclin (44km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (44km)
  • Côte de Cancale à Paramé (44km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (46km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (47km)
  • Juvigne (48km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (24km)
  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (59km)
 
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Geography and distances

Poilley is in the north of France at 58 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Poilley is 270 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Poilley

Canton: Ducey

Arrondissement: Avranches

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50220

Distance to Poilley

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 58 km

from Paris: 270 km

from Calais: 345 km

from Nice: 857 km

from Bordeaux: 424 km

from Strasbourg: 666 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 Poilley from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ceaux, Crollon, Ducey, Juilley, Le Mesnil-Ozenne, Le Val-Saint-Pere, Les Cheris, Marcilly, Pontaubault, Precey, Saint-Aubin-de-Terregatte, Saint-Laurent-de-Terregatte, Saint-Loup, Saint-Martin-Des-Champs, Saint-Quentin-sur-le-Homme and Saint-Senier-de-Beuvron.

This page in French: Visiter Poilley

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