Pontorson tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Mont-Saint-Michel at 9 km from Pontorson

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Pontorson is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Pontorson in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Mont-Saint-Michel at 9 km and Dol-de-Bretagne at 18 km.

Pontorson, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Heritage Site at 9 km (direction )

No visit to Normandy would be complete without visiting the iconic Abbey...

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide


at 18 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The lovely old town in Dol-de-Bretagne ensure it remains one of the...

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide


at 19 km (direction south-east), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Most visitors to Saint-Brice-en-Cogles also enjoy the tour of the local castles...

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide


at 19 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Mont-Dol guide
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at 24 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Combourg is best known for the Chateau de Combourg, once home to...

See Combourg guide


at 27 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Cancale is the perfect place to try the famous Brittany oysters, fresh...

See Cancale guide


at 32 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Fougeres guide


Seaside resort at 32 km (direction north-north-west)

Granville is best known for its long sandy beach, and the 19th...

See Granville guide


Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Saint-Suliac guide
Emerald Coast

Emerald Coast

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

The Emerald Coast in northern Brittany is extremely popular with visitors and...

See Emerald Coast guide


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

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

See Saint-Malo guide
Dinan Rue du Jerzual

Dinan Rue du Jerzual

at 41 km (direction west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The Rue du Jerzual and the port are two of the most...

See Dinan Rue du Jerzual guide
Dinard Pointe du Moulinet

Dinard Pointe du Moulinet

at 41 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The Pointe du Moulinet in Dinard is visited for the imposing neo-gothic...

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Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

Church at 41 km (direction west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The basilica of Saint-Sauveur in Dinan incorporates romanesque elements from the 12th...

See Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur guide

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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

What to do at Pontorson? 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)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (34km)

Geography and distances

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

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

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


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