Pontorson tourism and travel guide

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Visit Pontorson: highlights and tourist information

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Pontorson is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 70 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Pontorson is 285 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Mont-Saint-Michel at 9 km and Dol-de-Bretagne at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Pontorson, 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 Pontorson in Normandy.

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

 
 

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

Map of places to visit near Pontorson

Markets in and near Pontorson

Market days in Pontorson: weekly market: Wednesday;

  • Pontorson: market Wednesday (0km)
  • Saint-James: market Monday (14km)
  • Ducey: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Dol-de-Bretagne: market Saturday (18km)
  • Avranches: market Saturday (18km)
  • Carolles: market Thursday (22km)
  • Combourg: market Monday (24km)
  • Jullouville: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (25km)
  • La Haye-Pesnel: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Cancale: market Sunday (29km)

More information about Pontorson, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Pontorson, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Pontorson.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (10km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (12km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (24km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (34km)
  • Jardins de Montmarin (41km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (43km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (43km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (5km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (7km)
  • Couesnon (7km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (26km)
  • Île des Rimains (27km)
  • Île des Landes (30km)
  • Pointe du Grouin (30km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (31km)
  • Île du Guesclin (33km)
  • Côte de Cancale à Paramé (33km)
  • Estuaire de la Rance (34km)
  • Havre de Rothéneuf (36km)
  • Île Besnard (36km)
  • Îlots Notre-Dame et Chevret (37km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (37km)
  • Pointe de la Varde (38km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (39km)
  • Chausey (39km)
  • Rance (fleuve) (40km)
  • Embouchure - Rance (40km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (41km)
  • Source - Couesnon (43km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (43km)
  • Cézembre (44km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (45km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (45km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Dol-de-Bretagne (18km)
  • Ducey (18km)
  • Saint-Brice-en-Cogles (19km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (38km)
  • Bedee (53km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (34km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Pontorson

Canton: Pontorson

Arrondissement: Avranches

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50170

Distance to Pontorson

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 70 km

from Paris: 285 km

from Calais: 360 km

from Nice: 864 km

from Bordeaux: 419 km

from Strasbourg: 681 km

Getting here

Pontorson is in the north of France. 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 Pontorson from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aucey-la-Plaine, Beauvoir, Macey, Pleine-Fougeres, Sacey, Sains, Saint-Georges-de-Grehaigne, Sougeal, Tanis, Vessey and Vieux-Viel.

This page in French: Visiter Pontorson