Saint-Germain-d'Elle tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Bayeux at 23 km from Saint-Germain-d'Elle

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Saint-Germain-d'Elle 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 Saint-Germain-d'Elle in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Bayeux at 23 km and Normandy landing beaches at 28 km.

Saint-Germain-d'Elle, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 23 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

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

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Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 28 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

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

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at 32 km (direction south), in the Calvados department

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

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at 32 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

Arromanches is well known as the town where the Mulberry Harbour was...

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at 33 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

The medieval Chateau de Creully is the highlight in Creully...

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at 41 km (direction east), in the Calvados department

With a castle, two abbeys and an attracive historic centre Caen is...

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at 41 km (direction west)

Coutances is well known for its impressive cathedral, built in the 113th...

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Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 46 km (direction west)

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

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Seaside resort at 59 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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Markets in and near Saint-Germain-d'Elle

  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (11km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (13km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (14km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (22km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (24km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (31km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Germain-d'Elle, France

What to do at Saint-Germain-d'Elle? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Saint-Germain-d'Elle.

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (34km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (8km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (23km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (29km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (31km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (13km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (31km)
  • Argences (39km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Cerisy (8km)
  • Roches de Ham (14km)
  • Baie des Veys (32km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (35km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (40km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (41km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (41km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (11km)
  • Villers-Bocage (20km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (39km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (17km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (18km)
  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (44km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Germain-d'Elle is in the north of France at 12 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Saint-Germain-d'Elle is 240 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Germain-d'Elle

Canton: Saint-Clair-sur-l'Elle

Arrondissement: Saint-Lô

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50810

Distance to Saint-Germain-d'Elle

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 12 km

from Paris: 240 km

from Calais: 284 km

from Nice: 869 km

from Bordeaux: 477 km

from Strasbourg: 637 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 Saint-Germain-d'Elle from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 17 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Berigny, Bieville, Cormolain, La Bazoque, La Lande-sur-Drome, La Vacquerie, Lamberville, Litteau, Montfiquet, Montrabot, Notre-Dame-d'Elle, Planquery, Precorbin, Rouxeville, Saint-Georges-d'Elle, Saint-Jean-Des-Baisants and Vidouville.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Germain-d'Elle