Saint-Gilles tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Gilles: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Gilles is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 6 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Saint-Gilles is 259 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Coutances at 22 km and Lessay abbey at 29 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Gilles, 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-Gilles in Normandy.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Gilles

Markets in and near Saint-Gilles

  • Marigny: market Wednesday (5km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (6km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (16km)
  • Periers: market Saturday (19km)
  • Coutances: market Thursday & Saturday (21km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (23km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Gavray: market Saturday (25km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (27km)
  • Gouville-sur-Mer: market Monday - seasonal market only (29km)

More information about Saint-Gilles, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Saint-Gilles, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Saint-Gilles.

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (24km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (21km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (46km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (46km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Argences (21km)
  • Plantbessin (30km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roches de Ham (13km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (23km)
  • Baie des Veys (31km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (34km)
  • Chausey (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (16km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (30km)
  • Villers-Bocage (38km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (17km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (32km)
  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (33km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Gilles

Canton: Marigny

Arrondissement: Saint-Lô

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50180

Distance to Saint-Gilles

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 6 km

from Paris: 259 km

from Calais: 298 km

from Nice: 882 km

from Bordeaux: 477 km

from Strasbourg: 655 km

Getting here

Saint-Gilles 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-Gilles from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Agneaux, Amigny, Canisy, Carantilly, Gourfaleur, Hebecrevon, La Chapelle-en-Juger, Le Mesnil-Amey, Le Mesnil-Eury, Marigny, Montreuil-sur-Lozon, Quibou, Rampan, Saint-Ebremond-de-Bonfosse and Saint-Martin-de-Bonfosse.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Gilles