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Sainte-Croix-sur-Orne tourism and travel guide

Photo of Sainte-Croix-sur-Orne in Orne

Photo is of Falaise at 15 km from Sainte-Croix-sur-Orne

Visit Sainte-Croix-sur-Orne: highlights and tourist information

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Sainte-Croix-sur-Orne is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Falaise at 15 km and Argentan at 20 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Sainte-Croix-sur-Orne, 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 Sainte-Croix-sur-Orne in Normandy.

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



at 15 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

Best known for its castle, Falaise also has several other interesting monuments...

See Falaise guide


at 20 km (direction east)

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

See Argentan guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 27 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

at 32 km (direction east)

The Haras du Pin is the oldest of the...

See Haras du Pin guide


at 33 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Domfront guide


at 39 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Sees guide


at 41 km (direction south-south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide


at 44 km (direction west), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide


at 45 km (direction west), in the Calvados department

With a castle, two abbeys and an attracive historic centre Caen...

See Caen guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 48 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide


Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide


at 48 km (direction south-east)

There are several sites of historical interest in Alencon,...

See Alencon guide


at 48 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

Cambremer is a very picturesque small village, ideally explored as part...

See Cambremer guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 48 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

The gardens of the Pays d'Auge are a beautiful mature garden set...

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide

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

Map of places to visit near Sainte-Croix-sur-Orne


Markets in and near Sainte-Croix-sur-Orne

  • Briouze: market Monday (11km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (15km)
  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (20km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (20km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (22km)
  • Trun: market Thursday (25km)
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (26km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives: market Monday (33km)

More information about Sainte-Croix-sur-Orne, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Sainte-Croix-sur-Orne, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (26km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (33km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Sassy (25km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (28km)
  • Boutemont (59km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Rochers des Parcs (19km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (35km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (37km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (44km)
  • Forêt de Perseigne (58km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (43km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Fraimbault (44km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (49km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (42km)
  • Parc zoologique de Lisieux (63km)

Geography and distances

Sainte-Croix-sur-Orne is in the north of France at 48 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Sainte-Croix-sur-Orne is 194 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sainte-Croix-sur-Orne

Canton: Putanges-Pont-Écrepin

Arrondissement: Argentan

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61210

Distance to Sainte-Croix-sur-Orne

from Alencon (prefecture): 48 km

from Paris: 194 km

from Calais: 286 km

from Nice: 810 km

from Bordeaux: 439 km

from Strasbourg: 590 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 Sainte-Croix-sur-Orne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bazoches-Au-Houlme, Champcerie, Chenedouit, La Foret-Auvray, La Fresnaye-Au-Sauvage, Les Rotours, Menil-Gondouin, Menil-Hermei, Menil-Jean, Putanges-Pont-Ecrepin, Rabodanges, Saint-Andre-de-Briouze and Saint-Aubert-sur-Orne.

This page in French: Visiter Sainte-Croix-sur-Orne

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