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Pontchardon tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Haras du Pin at 23 km from Pontchardon

Visit Pontchardon: highlights and tourist information

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Pontchardon is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Haras du Pin at 23 km and Lisieux Basilica at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Pontchardon, 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 Pontchardon in Normandy.

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

Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

at 23 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Haras du Pin guide
Lisieux Basilica

Lisieux Basilica

Church at 24 km (direction south-south-west), in the Calvados department

The basilica in Lisieux is a 20th century church built...

See Lisieux Basilica guide
Lisieux

Lisieux

at 24 km (direction south-south-west), in the Calvados department

The painstaking rebuilding of Lisieux since the war has gone a...

See Lisieux guide
Argentan

Argentan

at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Argentan guide
 
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Chateau de Boutemont

Chateau de Boutemont

Castle at 29 km (direction west-south-west), in the Calvados department

Beautiful chateau and gardens in the Calvados department of Normandy...

See Chateau de Boutemont guide
Cambremer

Cambremer

at 30 km (direction north-west), in the Calvados department

Cambremer is a very picturesque small village, ideally explored as part of...

See Cambremer guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 30 km (direction north-west), in the Calvados department

The gardens of the Pays d'Auge are a beautiful mature garden set...

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 33 km (direction west), in the Calvados department

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

See Falaise guide
Chateau de Beaumesnil

Chateau de Beaumesnil

Castle at 34 km (direction east), in the Eure department

The Chateau de Beaumesnil is a baroque style castle surrounded by...

See Chateau de Beaumesnil guide
Sees

Sees

at 36 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Sees guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction north-west), in the Calvados department

Part of the Normandy Cider Route, Beuvron has lots...

See Beuvron guide
Chateau de Harcourt

Chateau de Harcourt

Castle at 47 km (direction east-north-east), in the Eure department

The Chateau de Harcourt in Eure is a medieval castle now restored...

See Chateau de Harcourt guide
Le Bec-Hellouin

Le Bec-Hellouin

Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction north-east), in the Eure department

The village of Le-Bec-Hellouin is one of the prettiest in Normandy, and...

See Le Bec-Hellouin guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 48 km (direction north-west), in the Calvados department

In the 'Village of William the Conqueror' at Dives-sur-Mer artisans...

See Dives-sur-Mer guide

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

Map of places to visit near Pontchardon

 
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Markets in and near Pontchardon

  • Orbec: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Montreuil-l'Argille: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Trun: market Thursday (19km)
  • Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives: market Monday (24km)
  • Lisieux: market Saturday all day (24km)
  • Thiberville: market Monday (27km)
  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (29km)
  • Mezidon-Canon: market Sunday (29km)
  • La Barre-en-Ouche: market Wednesday (30km)
  • Bernay: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)

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Tourist attractions near Pontchardon, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (26km)
  • Boutemont (29km)
  • Sassy (34km)
  • Arboretum d'Harcourt (47km)
  • Jardins du château du Champ de Bataille (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt d'Écouves (45km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (45km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (53km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Orbec (15km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Tourouvre (47km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lisieux (29km)
 
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Geography and distances

Pontchardon is in the north of France at 57 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Pontchardon is 153 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pontchardon

Canton: Vimoutiers

Arrondissement: Argentan

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61120

Distance to Pontchardon

from Alencon (prefecture): 57 km

from Paris: 153 km

from Calais: 252 km

from Nice: 791 km

from Bordeaux: 459 km

from Strasbourg: 550 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 Pontchardon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Avernes-Saint-Gourgon, Canapville, Fresnay-le-Samson, Guerquesalles, Le Bosc-Renoult, Le Sap, Les Moutiers-Hubert, Lisores, Meulles, Orville, Roiville, Saint-Ouen-le-Houx, Ticheville and Vimoutiers.

This page in French: Visiter Pontchardon

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