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Portbail tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Lessay abbey at 18 km from Portbail

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Visit Portbail: highlights and tourist information

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Portbail is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 50 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Portbail is 299 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Lessay abbey at 18 km and Cherbourg at 34 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Portbail, 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 Portbail 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 Portbail

Markets in and near Portbail

Market days in Portbail: weekly market: Tuesday;

  • Portbail: market Tuesday (0km)
  • Barneville-Carteret: market Thursday - seasonal market only (7km)
  • Barneville-Carteret: market Saturday (7km)
  • La Haye-du-Puits: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Bricquebec: market Monday (16km)
  • Les Pieux: market Friday (21km)
  • Valognes: market Friday (26km)
  • Periers: market Saturday (27km)
  • Gouville-sur-Mer: market Monday - seasonal market only (28km)
  • Gouville-sur-Mer: market Friday (28km)

More information about Portbail, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Portbail, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (42km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (29km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Château de Beaurepaire (29km)
  • Parc du château des Ravalet (35km)
  • Jardin botanique du château de Vauville (35km)
  • Parc du château de Nacqueville (38km)
  • Argences (41km)
  • Jardin Jacques Prévert (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie des Veys (41km)
  • Nez de Jobourg (41km)
  • Cap de la Hague (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Portbail

Canton: Barneville-Carteret

Arrondissement: Cherbourg-Octeville

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50580

Distance to Portbail

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 50 km

from Paris: 299 km

from Calais: 310 km

from Nice: 928 km

from Bordeaux: 507 km

from Strasbourg: 694 km

Getting here

Portbail 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 Portbail from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Barneville-Carteret, Baudreville, Besneville, Canville-la-Rocque, Denneville, Le Mesnil, Saint-Jean-de-la-Riviere, Saint-Lo-d'Ourville, Saint-Remy-Des-Landes and Surville.

This page in French: Visiter Portbail

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