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Pointel tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Bagnoles de l'Orne at 18 km from Pointel

Visit Pointel: highlights and tourist information

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Pointel is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Bagnoles de l'Orne at 18 km and Falaise at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Pointel, 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 Pointel in Normandy.

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

Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 18 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 24 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Falaise guide
Argentan

Argentan

at 25 km (direction east)

Despite extensive war time damage Argentan has retained several sites of interest...

See Argentan guide
Domfront

Domfront

at 25 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Domfront guide
 
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Lassay-les-Chateaux

Lassay-les-Chateaux

at 31 km (direction south-south-west), in the Mayenne department

Small town with two 15th century castles and a popular public garden...

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide
Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

at 37 km (direction east)

The Haras du Pin is the oldest of the national horse training...

See Haras du Pin guide
Sees

Sees

at 40 km (direction east)

The cathedral is the famous attraction at Sees, but there are other...

See Sees guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 42 km (direction south-east)

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere is a lovely garden in the charming...

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide
Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction south-east)

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei is a very pretty village in the Regional Natural Park of...

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide
Vire

Vire

at 42 km (direction west-north-west), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide
Alencon

Alencon

at 44 km (direction east-south-east)

There are several sites of historical interest in Alencon, best known as...

See Alencon guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

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

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

See Mayenne (town) guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 50 km (direction west-south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide
Jublains

Jublains

at 50 km (direction south-south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Jublains guide

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

Map of places to visit near Pointel

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Markets in and near Pointel

  • Briouze: market Monday (1km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (13km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (17km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (22km)
  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (24km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (25km)
  • Trun: market Thursday (32km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (33km)
  • Villaines-la-Juhel: market Monday (40km)

More information about Pointel, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Pointel, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (21km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (25km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Sassy (27km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (38km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (25km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (33km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (35km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (44km)
  • Forêt de Perseigne (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (48km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Fraimbault (35km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (39km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (45km)
 
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Geography and distances

Pointel is in the north of France at 44 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Pointel is 199 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pointel

Canton: Briouze

Arrondissement: Argentan

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61220

Distance to Pointel

from Alencon (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 199 km

from Calais: 296 km

from Nice: 807 km

from Bordeaux: 430 km

from Strasbourg: 595 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 Pointel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Briouze, Cramenil, Faverolles, Le Menil-de-Briouze, Les Yveteaux, Lignou, Saint-Andre-de-Briouze, Saint-Hilaire-de-Briouze and Sainte-Opportune.

This page in French: Visiter Pointel

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