Saint-Germain-d'Elle tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Germain-d'Elle: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Germain-d'Elle is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region, 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).

Popular places to visit nearby include Bayeux at 23 km and Normandy landing beaches at 28 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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

 
 

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Map of places to visit near Saint-Germain-d'Elle

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)

More information about Saint-Germain-d'Elle, Normandy

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

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

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

Saint-Germain-d'Elle 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 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