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Saint-Jean-Des-Bois tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Vire at 15 km from Saint-Jean-Des-Bois

Visit Saint-Jean-Des-Bois: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Jean-Des-Bois is situated in the Orne 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-Jean-Des-Bois in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vire at 15 km and Domfront at 18 km.

Saint-Jean-Des-Bois, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 15 km (direction north-west), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide


at 18 km (direction south-east)

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

See Domfront guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 33 km (direction east-south-east)

The town of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is very pleasant, and well known as a...

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 37 km (direction south), in the Mayenne department

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

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

Small town with two 15th century castles and a popular public garden...

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

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

Quite a small town, the highlight of a visit to Mayenne is...

See Mayenne (town) guide


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

Best known for its castle, Falaise also has several other interesting monuments...

See Falaise guide


at 51 km (direction south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Fougeres guide


at 55 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

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at 61 km (direction west-north-west), in the Manche department

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

See Coutances guide

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Markets in and near Saint-Jean-Des-Bois

  • Sourdeval: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Vire: market Friday (14km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (23km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Brecey: market Friday (28km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (31km)
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (33km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles: market Tuesday (34km)
  • Gorron: market Wednesday (35km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Jean-Des-Bois, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (21km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (32km)
  • Roches de Ham (39km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (34km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (37km)
  • Ducey (38km)
  • Villers-Bocage (41km)
  • Saint-Brice-en-Cogles (55km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Fraimbault (27km)
  • Domjean (34km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (40km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (31km)
  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (41km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Jean-Des-Bois is in the north of France at 73 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Saint-Jean-Des-Bois is 231 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Jean-Des-Bois

Canton: Tinchebray

Arrondissement: Argentan

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61800

Distance to Saint-Jean-Des-Bois

from Alencon (prefecture): 73 km

from Paris: 231 km

from Calais: 312 km

from Nice: 834 km

from Bordeaux: 432 km

from Strasbourg: 627 km

Getting here

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-Des-Bois from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beauchene, Chaulieu, Ger, Le Fresne-Poret, Le Menil-Ciboult, Saint-Christophe-de-Chaulieu, Saint-Cornier-Des-Landes, Tinchebray, Truttemer-le-Petit and Yvrandes.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Jean-Des-Bois


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