Saint-Jean-de-la-Foret tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Jean-de-la-Foret: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Jean-de-la-Foret is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 40 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Saint-Jean-de-la-Foret is 137 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Belleme at 5 km and Le Perche at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Jean-de-la-Foret, 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-la-Foret in Normandy.

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


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Map of places to visit near Saint-Jean-de-la-Foret

Markets in and near Saint-Jean-de-la-Foret

  • Remalard: market Monday (11km)
  • Le Theil: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Nogent-le-Rotrou: market Saturday all day (15km)
  • Mortagne-Au-Perche: market Saturday all day (17km)
  • Longny-Au-Perche: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Mamers: market Monday (20km)
  • La Ferte-Bernard: market Saturday & Monday (21km)
  • Tourouvre: market Friday (24km)
  • Le Mele-sur-Sarthe: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Bonnetable: market Tuesday & Friday (27km)

More information about Saint-Jean-de-la-Foret, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Saint-Jean-de-la-Foret, 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-la-Foret.

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (49km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de la petite Rochelle (12km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Perseigne (29km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (46km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (48km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Tourouvre (24km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (51km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Jean-de-la-Foret

Canton: Nocé

Arrondissement: Mortagne-au-Perche

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61340

Distance to Saint-Jean-de-la-Foret

from Alencon (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 137 km

from Calais: 299 km

from Nice: 729 km

from Bordeaux: 405 km

from Strasbourg: 525 km

Getting here

Saint-Jean-de-la-Foret is in the north of France. Most visitors arrive in one of the cross-channel ferry ports with Caen being especially close, typically within an hours drive. For driving distances to Saint-Jean-de-la-Foret from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Appenai-sous-Belleme, Belleme, Colonard-Corubert, Dame-Marie, Noce, Preaux-du-Perche, Saint-Aubin-Des-Grois, Saint-Cyr-la-Rosiere, Saint-Ouen-de-la-Cour and Serigny.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Jean-de-la-Foret