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Pontaubault tourism and travel guide

Photo of Pontaubault in Manche

Photo is of Mont-Saint-Michel at 12 km from Pontaubault

Visit Pontaubault: highlights and tourist information

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Pontaubault is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Mont-Saint-Michel at 12 km and Saint-Brice-en-Cogles at 24 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Pontaubault, 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 Pontaubault in Normandy.

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



Heritage Site at 12 km (direction west)

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

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide


at 24 km (direction south), 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


Seaside resort at 29 km (direction north-west)

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

See Granville guide


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

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

See Mont-Dol guide


at 31 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


at 33 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The castle and historic lower town are the main attraction, but be...

See Fougeres guide


at 35 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Cancale is the perfect place to try the famous Brittany...

See Cancale guide


at 38 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Combourg guide


at 41 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 46 km (direction east-south-east), in the Mayenne department

Les Jardins des Renaudies is a pretty garden in...

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide


Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Saint-Suliac guide


at 47 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Coutances guide
Emerald Coast

Emerald Coast

at 48 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The Emerald Coast in northern Brittany is extremely popular...

See Emerald Coast guide


at 48 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

We were pleased to discover that Saint-Malo, often considered a ferry port,...

See Saint-Malo guide

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

Map of places to visit near Pontaubault


Markets in and near Pontaubault

  • Ducey: market Tuesday (5km)
  • Avranches: market Saturday (6km)
  • Saint-James: market Monday (12km)
  • Pontorson: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Brecey: market Friday (17km)
  • La Haye-Pesnel: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Carolles: market Thursday (21km)
  • Jullouville: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Louvigne-du-Desert: market Friday (23km)

More information about Pontaubault, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Pontaubault, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (21km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (25km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (25km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (41km)
  • Argences (43km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (48km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (57km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (57km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Couesnon (12km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (12km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (17km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (30km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (31km)
  • Île des Rimains (35km)
  • Île des Landes (37km)
  • Pointe du Grouin (37km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (39km)
  • Chausey (40km)
  • Île du Guesclin (41km)
  • Côte de Cancale à Paramé (41km)
  • Source - Couesnon (41km)
  • Havre de Rothéneuf (45km)
  • Île Besnard (45km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (46km)
  • Roches de Ham (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (46km)
  • Juvigne (50km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (23km)
  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (60km)

Geography and distances

Pontaubault is in the north of France at 57 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Pontaubault is 272 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pontaubault

Canton: Avranches

Arrondissement: Avranches

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50220

Distance to Pontaubault

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 57 km

from Paris: 272 km

from Calais: 346 km

from Nice: 860 km

from Bordeaux: 426 km

from Strasbourg: 669 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 Pontaubault from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ceaux, Courtils, Crollon, Ducey, Juilley, Le Val-Saint-Pere, Poilley, Precey, Saint-Aubin-de-Terregatte, Saint-Loup, Saint-Martin-Des-Champs, Saint-Quentin-sur-le-Homme, Saint-Senier-de-Beuvron, Servon and Vains.

This page in French: Visiter Pontaubault

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