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Saint-Jean-Des-Bois tourism and travel guide

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Vire at 15 km and Domfront at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Jean-Des-Bois, 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-Des-Bois in Normandy.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Jean-Des-Bois


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)

More information about Saint-Jean-Des-Bois, Normandy

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

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

Saint-Jean-Des-Bois 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-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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