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Saint-Jean-de-Daye tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Jean-de-Daye in Manche

Photo is of Normandy landing beaches at 24 km from Saint-Jean-de-Daye

Visit Saint-Jean-de-Daye: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Jean-de-Daye is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Normandy landing beaches at 24 km and Lessay abbey at 29 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Jean-de-Daye, 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-Jean-de-Daye in Normandy.

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

Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 24 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 29 km (direction west)

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

See Lessay abbey guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

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

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

See Bayeux guide
Coutances

Coutances

at 32 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Coutances guide
 
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Arromanches

Arromanches

at 39 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Arromanches guide
Creully

Creully

at 44 km (direction east), in the Calvados department

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

See Creully guide
Vire

Vire

at 47 km (direction south-south-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide
Barfleur

Barfleur

Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Barfleur guide
Granville

Granville

Seaside resort at 55 km (direction south-west)

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

See Granville guide
Cherbourg

Cherbourg

at 57 km (direction north-west)

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

See Cherbourg guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Jean-de-Daye

 
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Markets in and near Saint-Jean-de-Daye

  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (11km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (13km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (19km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (19km)
  • Periers: market Saturday (20km)
  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise: market Thursday (24km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (24km)
  • Coutances: market Thursday & Saturday (30km)

Hotels near Saint-Jean-de-Daye

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Jean-de-Daye, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (41km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (15km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (15km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (40km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (40km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (25km)
  • Argences (32km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (42km)
  • Château de Beaurepaire (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie des Veys (17km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (18km)
  • Roches de Ham (23km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (24km)
  • Villers-Bocage (39km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (44km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (28km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (38km)
  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (46km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Jean-de-Daye is in the north of France at 13 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Saint-Jean-de-Daye is 257 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Jean-de-Daye

Canton: Saint-Jean-de-Daye

Arrondissement: Saint-Lô

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50620

Distance to Saint-Jean-de-Daye

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 13 km

from Paris: 257 km

from Calais: 287 km

from Nice: 889 km

from Bordeaux: 490 km

from Strasbourg: 653 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-Jean-de-Daye from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Airel, Cavigny, Graignes, La Meauffe, Le Dezert, Le Hommet-d'Arthenay, Le Mesnil-Angot, Le Mesnil-Veneron, Montmartin-en-Graignes, Neuilly-la-Foret and Saint-Fromond.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Jean-de-Daye

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