Saint-James tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Brice-en-Cogles at 13 km from Saint-James

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Saint-James 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-James in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Brice-en-Cogles at 13 km and Mont-Saint-Michel at 19 km.

Saint-James, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Saint-Brice-en-Cogles

Saint-Brice-en-Cogles

at 13 km (direction south-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Most visitors to Saint-Brice-en-Cogles also enjoy the tour of the local castles...

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel

Heritage Site at 19 km (direction west-north-west)

No visit to Normandy would be complete without visiting the iconic Abbey...

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide
Fougeres

Fougeres

at 21 km (direction south-east), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The castle and historic lower town are the main attraction, but be...

See Fougeres guide
Dol-de-Bretagne

Dol-de-Bretagne

at 32 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The lovely old town in Dol-de-Bretagne ensure it remains one of the...

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide
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Mont-Dol

Mont-Dol

at 33 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Mont Dol is a small village with a hill top on which...

See Mont-Dol guide
Combourg

Combourg

at 34 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Combourg is best known for the Chateau de Combourg, once home to...

See Combourg guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 38 km (direction east-south-east), in the Mayenne department

Les Jardins des Renaudies is a pretty garden in north-west France...

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide
Granville

Granville

Seaside resort at 41 km (direction north-west)

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

See Granville guide
Cancale

Cancale

at 41 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Cancale is the perfect place to try the famous Brittany oysters, fresh...

See Cancale guide
Vitre

Vitre

at 45 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

A town not be missed, Vitré has a superb historic centre with...

See Vitre guide
Vire

Vire

at 48 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide
Saint-Suliac

Saint-Suliac

Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Saint Suliac is a beautiful village on the estuary of the River...

See Saint-Suliac guide
Domfront

Domfront

at 50 km (direction east), in the Orne department

The castle forms an excellent backdrop to the cobbled streets in the...

See Domfront guide
Becherel

Becherel

at 52 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Becherel is a pretty town and a centre for books....

See Becherel guide

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Markets in and near Saint-James

Market days in Saint-James: weekly market: Monday;

  • Saint-James: market Monday (0km)
  • Ducey: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Pontorson: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Louvigne-du-Desert: market Friday (15km)
  • Avranches: market Saturday (18km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Fougeres: market Saturday (22km)
  • Brecey: market Friday (25km)
  • Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier: market Thursday (30km)
  • Carolles: market Thursday (31km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-James, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (13km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (14km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (18km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (31km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (45km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (47km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (14km)
  • Couesnon (17km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (18km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (18km)
  • Source - Couesnon (31km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (31km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (34km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (38km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (38km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (39km)
  • Île des Rimains (41km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (41km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (42km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (43km)
  • Île des Landes (43km)
  • Pointe du Grouin (44km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (44km)
  • Île du Guesclin (46km)
  • Côte de Cancale à Paramé (47km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (47km)
  • Chausey (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Juvigne (39km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne (50km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (35km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-James is in the north of France at 68 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Saint-James is 272 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-James

Canton: Saint-James

Arrondissement: Avranches

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50240

Distance to Saint-James

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 68 km

from Paris: 272 km

from Calais: 354 km

from Nice: 851 km

from Bordeaux: 414 km

from Strasbourg: 667 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-James from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Argouges, Carnet, La Croix-Avranchin, Le Ferre, Montjoie-Saint-Martin, Saint-Laurent-de-Terregatte, Vergoncey and Villiers-le-Pre.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-James

 
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