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Saint-Lo tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Coutances at 29 km from Saint-Lo

Visit Saint-Lo: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Lo is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Coutances at 29 km and Normandy landing beaches at 32 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Lo, 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-Lo in Normandy.

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



at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Coutances guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 32 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

70 years on and the Normandy Landing Beches still attract thousands of...

See Normandy landing beaches guide


at 33 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

Best known for its world-famous tapestry, Bayeux also has an imposing cathedral...

See Bayeux guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 34 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Lessay abbey guide


at 34 km (direction south-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide


at 42 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

Arromanches is well known as the town where the Mulberry Harbour was...

See Arromanches guide


at 44 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

The medieval Chateau de Creully is the highlight in Creully...

See Creully guide


Seaside resort at 48 km (direction west-south-west)

Granville is best known for its long sandy beach, and the 19th...

See Granville guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Lo


Markets in and near Saint-Lo

Market days in Saint-Lo: weekly market: Saturday & Friday;

  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (0km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (12km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (21km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (24km)
  • Periers: market Saturday (24km)
  • Coutances: market Thursday & Saturday (27km)
  • Gavray: market Saturday (30km)
  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (30km)

Hotels near Saint-Lo

More information about Saint-Lo, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Saint-Lo, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (26km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (15km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (33km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (40km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (24km)
  • Argences (27km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roches de Ham (11km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (17km)
  • Baie des Veys (29km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (34km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (12km)
  • Villers-Bocage (32km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (32km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (15km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (28km)
  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (36km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Lo is in the north of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Manche department (general information: Saint-Lo is 253 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Lo

Canton: Saint-Lô

Arrondissement: Saint-Lô

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50000

Distance to Saint-Lo

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 0 km

from Paris: 253 km

from Calais: 293 km

from Nice: 878 km

from Bordeaux: 477 km

from Strasbourg: 649 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-Lo from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Agneaux, Baudre, Gourfaleur, Hebecrevon, La Barre-de-Semilly, La Luzerne, La Mancelliere-sur-Vire, Le Mesnil-Rouxelin, Pont-Hebert, Rampan, Saint-Andre-de-l'Epine, Saint-Ebremond-de-Bonfosse, Saint-Georges-Montcocq and Villiers-Fossard.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Lo

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