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Saint-Simeon tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Les Jardins des Renaudies at 11 km from Saint-Simeon

Visit Saint-Simeon: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Simeon is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Les Jardins des Renaudies at 11 km and Domfront at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Simeon, 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-Simeon in Normandy.

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

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 11 km (direction south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide


at 16 km (direction north-east)

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

See Domfront guide


at 19 km (direction east), in the Mayenne department

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 20 km (direction south-east), in the Mayenne department

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

See Mayenne (town) guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 25 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide


at 30 km (direction south-east), in the Mayenne department

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

See Jublains guide


at 36 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Fougeres guide


at 43 km (direction north-north-west), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide


at 43 km (direction south-east), in the Mayenne department

The highlight here at Evron is the Abbey of...

See Evron guide


at 44 km (direction south), in the Mayenne department

The castle, the river and the historic centre make the substantial town...

See Laval guide


at 46 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide


Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction south-east), in the Mayenne department

The medieval village and the castle in the pretty village...

See Sainte-Suzanne guide


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

A town not be missed, Vitré has a superb historic centre with...

See Vitre guide


at 55 km (direction east-south-east), in the Sarthe department

Sillé le Guillaume has a chateau dating to the...

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Simeon


Markets in and near Saint-Simeon

  • Gorron: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Mayenne: market Saturday & Monday (21km)
  • Ernee: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (26km)
  • Louvigne-du-Desert: market Friday (28km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Sourdeval: market Tuesday (31km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (32km)
  • Andouille: market Thursday (32km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (34km)

More information about Saint-Simeon, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Saint-Simeon, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (45km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la Pellerine (28km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (29km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (38km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Source - Couesnon (29km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (32km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (42km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (44km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (45km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (48km)
  • Forêt du Pertre (50km)
  • Étang de la Valière (52km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Ducey (43km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (54km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Fraimbault (4km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (15km)
  • Juvigne (34km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (59km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Simeon is in the north of France at 62 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Saint-Simeon is 231 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Simeon

Canton: Passais

Arrondissement: Alençon

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61350

Distance to Saint-Simeon

from Alencon (prefecture): 62 km

from Paris: 231 km

from Calais: 333 km

from Nice: 813 km

from Bordeaux: 404 km

from Strasbourg: 625 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-Simeon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Couesmes-Vauce, Le Pas, Lesbois, Mantilly, Passais and Saint-Fraimbault.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Simeon

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