Pointel tourism and travel guide

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Visit Pointel: highlights and tourist information

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

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!


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

Map of places to visit near Pointel

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

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)

Geography and distances

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

Pointel 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 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