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Saint-Nicolas-Des-Bois tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Nicolas-Des-Bois in Orne

Photo is of Alencon at 9 km from Saint-Nicolas-Des-Bois

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

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Saint-Nicolas-Des-Bois is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Alencon at 9 km and Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei at 13 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Nicolas-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-Nicolas-Des-Bois in Normandy.

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

Alencon

Alencon

at 9 km (direction south-east)

There are several sites of historical interest in Alencon, best known as...

See Alencon guide
Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction south-south-west)

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei is a very pretty village in the Regional Natural Park of...

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 13 km (direction south-south-west)

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere is a lovely garden in the charming...

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide
Sees

Sees

at 17 km (direction north-east)

The cathedral is the famous attraction at Sees, but there are other...

See Sees guide
 
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Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

at 23 km (direction south), in the Sarthe department

The traditional market hall and remains of a medieval castle, and the...

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide
Argentan

Argentan

at 28 km (direction south)

Despite extensive war time damage Argentan has retained several sites of interest...

See Argentan guide
Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

at 29 km (direction north-north-east)

The Haras du Pin is the oldest of the national horse training...

See Haras du Pin guide
Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

at 31 km (direction south-south-east), in the Sarthe department

It is the countryside around Beaumont-sur-Sarthe that is the main attraction, but...

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 33 km (direction west)

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

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
Sillé-le-Guillaume

Sillé-le-Guillaume

at 36 km (direction south-south-west), in the Sarthe department

Sillé le Guillaume has a chateau dating to the 11th century and...

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide
Lassay-les-Chateaux

Lassay-les-Chateaux

at 38 km (direction west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide
Mortagne-au-Perche

Mortagne-au-Perche

at 39 km (direction east)

There are several places of historic interest to discover here at Mortagne-au-Perche,...

See Mortagne-au-Perche guide
Belleme

Belleme

at 42 km (direction east-south-east)

Belleme is one of several small attractive villages within the Perche Natural...

See Belleme guide
Jublains

Jublains

at 46 km (direction west-south-west), in the Mayenne department

Here in Jublains you can visit the roman ruins of the ancient...

See Jublains guide

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

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

 
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Markets in and near Saint-Nicolas-Des-Bois

  • Alencon: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (8km)
  • Sees: market Saturday (17km)
  • Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (24km)
  • Le Mele-sur-Sarthe: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Villaines-la-Juhel: market Monday (27km)
  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (28km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (30km)
  • Mamers: market Monday (30km)
  • Beaumont-sur-Sarthe: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (33km)

Hotels near Saint-Nicolas-Des-Bois

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

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

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (15km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (18km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Sassy (19km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Signal d'Écouves (6km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (7km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (17km)
  • Forêt de Perseigne (20km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (46km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Nicolas-Des-Bois is in the north of France at 9 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Saint-Nicolas-Des-Bois is 176 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Nicolas-Des-Bois

Canton: Alençon 1er Canton

Arrondissement: Alençon

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61250

Distance to Saint-Nicolas-Des-Bois

from Alencon (prefecture): 9 km

from Paris: 176 km

from Calais: 303 km

from Nice: 772 km

from Bordeaux: 409 km

from Strasbourg: 569 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-Nicolas-Des-Bois from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Colombiers, Cuissai, Damigny, Fontenai-les-Louvets, La Roche-Mabile, Livaie, Lonrai, Pace, Ravigny, Saint-Denis-sur-Sarthon and Saint-Didier-sous-Ecouves.

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

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