Saint-Jean-de-Daye tourism and travel guide

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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, 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).

Popular places to visit nearby include Normandy landing beaches at 24 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-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!


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

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

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)

More information about Saint-Jean-de-Daye, Normandy

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

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)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (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)

Geography and distances

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

Saint-Jean-de-Daye 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-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