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Saint-Germain-sur-Ay tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Lessay abbey at 5 km from Saint-Germain-sur-Ay

Visit Saint-Germain-sur-Ay: highlights and tourist information

To Visit Attractions

Saint-Germain-sur-Ay is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lessay abbey at 5 km and Coutances at 24 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Germain-sur-Ay, 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-sur-Ay in Normandy.

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

Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 5 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Lessay abbey guide


at 24 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Coutances guide


at 44 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Cherbourg guide


Seaside resort at 44 km (direction south)

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

See Granville guide


Most Beautiful Village at 54 km (direction north-east)

Barfleur is listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France' and the...

See Barfleur guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Germain-sur-Ay


Markets in and near Saint-Germain-sur-Ay

  • La Haye-du-Puits: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Portbail: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Periers: market Saturday (15km)
  • Gouville-sur-Mer: market Monday - seasonal market only (15km)
  • Gouville-sur-Mer: market Friday (15km)
  • Barneville-Carteret: market Thursday - seasonal market only (20km)
  • Barneville-Carteret: market Saturday (20km)
  • Agon-Coutainville: market Tuesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Coutances: market Thursday & Saturday (23km)
  • Bricquebec: market Monday (26km)

Hotels near Saint-Germain-sur-Ay

More information about Saint-Germain-sur-Ay, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Saint-Germain-sur-Ay, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (46km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (23km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Argences (28km)
  • Château de Beaurepaire (40km)
  • Jardin botanique du château de Vauville (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie des Veys (37km)
  • Chausey (45km)
  • Roches de Ham (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (50km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (52km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (49km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (49km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Germain-sur-Ay is in the north of France at 39 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Saint-Germain-sur-Ay is 291 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Germain-sur-Ay

Canton: Lessay

Arrondissement: Coutances

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50430

Distance to Saint-Germain-sur-Ay

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 291 km

from Calais: 311 km

from Nice: 915 km

from Bordeaux: 495 km

from Strasbourg: 686 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-sur-Ay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Angoville-sur-Ay, Bretteville-sur-Ay, Creances, Glatigny, Lessay, Mobecq, Montgardon and Surville.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Germain-sur-Ay

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