Ranes tourism and travel guide

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Visit Ranes: highlights and tourist information

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

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!


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

Map of places to visit near Ranes

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

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)

Geography and distances

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

Ranes is in the north of France. 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