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

Photo of Saint-Jean-de-la-Riviere in Manche

Photo is of Lessay abbey at 22 km from Saint-Jean-de-la-Riviere

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

To Visit Attractions

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Lessay abbey at 22 km and Cherbourg at 31 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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

Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 22 km (direction south-east)

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

See Lessay abbey guide


at 31 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Cherbourg guide


at 41 km (direction south-east)

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

See Coutances guide


Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Barfleur guide

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

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


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

  • Barneville-Carteret: market Thursday - seasonal market only (2km)
  • Barneville-Carteret: market Saturday (2km)
  • Portbail: market Tuesday (4km)
  • Bricquebec: market Monday (14km)
  • La Haye-du-Puits: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Les Pieux: market Friday (17km)
  • Valognes: market Friday (25km)
  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise: market Thursday (31km)
  • Cherbourg: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday (31km)
  • Periers: market Saturday (31km)

Hotels near Saint-Jean-de-la-Riviere

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

Tourist attractions near Saint-Jean-de-la-Riviere, France

What to do at Saint-Jean-de-la-Riviere? 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-Riviere.

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (42km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (32km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Château de Beaurepaire (26km)
  • Jardin botanique du château de Vauville (31km)
  • Parc du château des Ravalet (33km)
  • Parc du château de Nacqueville (34km)
  • Jardin Jacques Prévert (41km)
  • Argences (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Nez de Jobourg (37km)
  • Cap de la Hague (39km)
  • Baie des Veys (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Saint-Jean-de-la-Riviere is in the north of France at 55 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Saint-Jean-de-la-Riviere is 303 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Jean-de-la-Riviere

Canton: Barneville-Carteret

Arrondissement: Cherbourg-Octeville

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50270

Distance to Saint-Jean-de-la-Riviere

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 55 km

from Paris: 303 km

from Calais: 310 km

from Nice: 932 km

from Bordeaux: 511 km

from Strasbourg: 697 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-la-Riviere from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Barneville-Carteret, Fierville-les-Mines, La Haye-d'Ectot, Le Mesnil, Les Moitiers-d'Allonne, Portbail, Saint-Lo-d'Ourville, Saint-Maurice-en-Cotentin and Saint-Pierre-d'Artheglise.

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

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