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Saint-Maur-Des-Bois tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Maur-Des-Bois in Manche

Photo is of Vire at 20 km from Saint-Maur-Des-Bois

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

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Saint-Maur-Des-Bois is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vire at 20 km and Granville at 32 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Maur-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-Maur-Des-Bois in Normandy.

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



at 20 km (direction east), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide


Seaside resort at 32 km (direction west)

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

See Granville guide


Heritage Site at 33 km (direction west-south-west)

No visit to Normandy would be complete without visiting the iconic...

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide


at 33 km (direction north-west)

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

See Coutances guide


at 45 km (direction east-south-east), in the Orne department

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

See Domfront guide


at 48 km (direction south-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide


at 52 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Cancale is the perfect place to try the famous Brittany oysters,...

See Cancale guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 52 km (direction north-west)

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

See Lessay abbey guide


at 53 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Mont Dol is a small village with a hill top on which...

See Mont-Dol guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 53 km (direction south-east), in the Mayenne department

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

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide


at 53 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The lovely old town in Dol-de-Bretagne ensure it remains one of...

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide


at 63 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Combourg is best known for the Chateau de Combourg, once...

See Combourg guide


at 65 km (direction east-south-east), in the Mayenne department

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide

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

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


Markets in and near Saint-Maur-Des-Bois

  • Villedieu-les-Poeles: market Tuesday (5km)
  • Brecey: market Friday (11km)
  • Gavray: market Saturday (17km)
  • La Haye-Pesnel: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Vire: market Friday (20km)
  • Sourdeval: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Avranches: market Saturday (21km)
  • Ducey: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (27km)
  • Brehal: market Tuesday & Sunday (27km)

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

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

What to do at Saint-Maur-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-Maur-Des-Bois.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Argences (29km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (47km)
  • Plantbessin (50km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (8km)
  • Roches de Ham (24km)
  • Couesnon (35km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (35km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (43km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (5km)
  • Ducey (25km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (27km)
  • Villers-Bocage (47km)
  • Dol-de-Bretagne (53km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (20km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (50km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (12km)
  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (36km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Maur-Des-Bois is in the north of France at 33 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Saint-Maur-Des-Bois is 257 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Maur-Des-Bois

Canton: Saint-Pois

Arrondissement: Avranches

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50800

Distance to Saint-Maur-Des-Bois

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 257 km

from Calais: 320 km

from Nice: 861 km

from Bordeaux: 445 km

from Strasbourg: 654 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-Maur-Des-Bois from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beslon, Boisyvon, Cherence-le-Heron, Coulouvray-Boisbenatre, Courson, Fontenermont, La Chapelle-Cecelin, La Colombe, La Trinite, Le Gast, Saint-Aubin-Des-Bois, Saint-Martin-le-Bouillant, Sainte-Cecile and Villedieu-les-Poeles.

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

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