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Ranes tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Argentan at 18 km from Ranes

Visit Ranes: highlights and tourist information

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Ranes is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Argentan at 18 km and Bagnoles de l'Orne at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ranes, 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 Ranes in Normandy.

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

Argentan

Argentan

at 18 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Argentan guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 19 km (direction west-south-west)

The town of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is very pleasant, and well known as a...

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 28 km (direction west-south-west), in the Calvados department

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

See Falaise guide
Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Haras du Pin guide
 
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Sees

Sees

at 28 km (direction east)

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

See Sees guide
Lassay-les-Chateaux

Lassay-les-Chateaux

at 31 km (direction south-west), in the Mayenne department

Small town with two 15th century castles and a popular public garden...

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 31 km (direction south-south-east)

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere is a lovely garden in the charming...

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide
Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction south-south-east)

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei is a very pretty village in the Regional Natural Park of...

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide
Alencon

Alencon

at 32 km (direction south-east)

There are several sites of historical interest in Alencon, best known as...

See Alencon guide
Domfront

Domfront

at 33 km (direction west)

The castle forms an excellent backdrop to the cobbled streets in the...

See Domfront guide
Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

at 43 km (direction south-south-east), in the Sarthe department

The traditional market hall and remains of a medieval castle, and the...

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 47 km (direction south-west), in the Mayenne department

Quite a small town, the highlight of a visit to Mayenne is...

See Mayenne (town) guide
Jublains

Jublains

at 48 km (direction south-west), in the Mayenne department

Here in Jublains you can visit the roman ruins of the ancient...

See Jublains guide
Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

at 53 km (direction south-east), in the Sarthe department

It is the countryside around Beaumont-sur-Sarthe that is the main attraction, but...

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide

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

Map of places to visit near Ranes

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Markets in and near Ranes

  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (13km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (13km)
  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (18km)
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (18km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (28km)
  • Sees: market Saturday (28km)
  • Trun: market Thursday (28km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (28km)
  • Alencon: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (32km)
  • Villaines-la-Juhel: market Monday (33km)

More information about Ranes, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Ranes, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (10km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (17km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Sassy (16km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (40km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Signal d'Écouves (21km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (23km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (34km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (35km)
  • Forêt de Perseigne (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (40km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (40km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (57km)
 
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Geography and distances

Ranes is in the north of France at 32 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Ranes is 189 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ranes

Canton: Écouché

Arrondissement: Argentan

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61150

Distance to Ranes

from Alencon (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 189 km

from Calais: 296 km

from Nice: 795 km

from Bordeaux: 424 km

from Strasbourg: 585 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 Ranes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Chaux, La Lande-de-Louge, Le Champ-de-la-Pierre, Louge-sur-Maire, Montreuil-Au-Houlme, Saint-Brice-sous-Ranes, Saint-Georges-d'Annebecq, Saint-Martin-l'Aiguillon, Sainte-Marie-la-Robert and Vieux-Pont.

This page in French: Visiter Ranes

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