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Photo is of Lessay abbey at 14 km from Raids

Visit Raids: highlights and tourist information

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Raids is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lessay abbey at 14 km and Coutances at 22 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Raids, 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 Raids in Normandy.

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

Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 14 km (direction west)

The abbey church at Lessay is an important example of roman style...

See Lessay abbey guide


at 22 km (direction south-west)

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

See Coutances guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 37 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

70 years on and the Normandy Landing Beches still attract thousands...

See Normandy landing beaches guide


Seaside resort at 46 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Granville guide


at 47 km (direction east), in the Calvados department

Best known for its world-famous tapestry, Bayeux also has an imposing cathedral...

See Bayeux guide


at 50 km (direction north-north-west)

The port town of Cherbourg has several monuments and museums of interest...

See Cherbourg guide


at 54 km (direction south-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide

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

Map of places to visit near Raids


Markets in and near Raids

  • Periers: market Saturday (6km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (12km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (15km)
  • La Haye-du-Puits: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Coutances: market Thursday & Saturday (20km)
  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise: market Thursday (21km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (22km)
  • Gouville-sur-Mer: market Monday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Gouville-sur-Mer: market Friday (22km)

More information about Raids, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Raids, France

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

Heritage sites

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (10km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (30km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Argences (24km)
  • Plantbessin (40km)
  • Château de Beaurepaire (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie des Veys (23km)
  • Roches de Ham (31km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (33km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (50km)
  • Chausey (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (33km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (43km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (34km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (43km)
  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (49km)

Geography and distances

Raids is in the north of France at 22 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Raids is 272 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Raids

Canton: Carentan

Arrondissement: Saint-Lô

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50500

Distance to Raids

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 272 km

from Calais: 299 km

from Nice: 900 km

from Bordeaux: 491 km

from Strasbourg: 668 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 Raids from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Auxais, Gonfreville, Gorges, Marchesieux, Nay, Periers, Saint-Georges-de-Bohon, Saint-Germain-sur-Seves, Saint-Martin-d'Aubigny, Saint-Sebastien-de-Raids and Sainteny.

This page in French: Visiter Raids

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