Sainte-Genevieve tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Barfleur at 4 km from Sainte-Genevieve

Visit Sainte-Genevieve: highlights and tourist information

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Sainte-Genevieve is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Sainte-Genevieve in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Barfleur at 4 km and Cherbourg at 22 km.

Sainte-Genevieve, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 4 km (direction east-north-east)

Barfleur is listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France' and the...

See Barfleur guide


at 22 km (direction west)

The port town of Cherbourg has several monuments and museums of interest...

See Cherbourg guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

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

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

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Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 51 km (direction south-south-west)

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

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at 61 km (direction east-south-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Bayeux guide


at 61 km (direction east-south-east), in the Calvados department

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

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Map of places to visit near Sainte-Genevieve


Markets in and near Sainte-Genevieve

  • Saint-Pierre-Eglise: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Quettehou: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue: market Saturday (8km)
  • Valognes: market Friday (20km)
  • Cherbourg: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday (22km)
  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise: market Thursday (28km)
  • Bricquebec: market Monday (31km)
  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (36km)
  • Les Pieux: market Friday (39km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (40km)

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Tourist attractions near Sainte-Genevieve, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (8km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (39km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (61km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château des Ravalet (19km)
  • Château de Beaurepaire (26km)
  • Parc du château de Nacqueville (31km)
  • Jardin botanique du château de Vauville (38km)
  • Jardin Jacques Prévert (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie des Veys (34km)
  • Cap de la Hague (43km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Valognes (20km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Sainte-Genevieve is in the north of France at 62 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Sainte-Genevieve is 280 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sainte-Genevieve

Canton: Quettehou

Arrondissement: Cherbourg-Octeville

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50760

Distance to Sainte-Genevieve

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 62 km

from Paris: 280 km

from Calais: 267 km

from Nice: 930 km

from Bordeaux: 539 km

from Strasbourg: 670 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 Sainte-Genevieve from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anneville-en-Saire, Barfleur, Canteloup, Clitourps, Gatteville-le-Phare, Gouberville, La Pernelle, Le Vast, Le Vicel, Montfarville, Neville-sur-Mer, Rethoville, Reville, Tocqueville, Valcanville and Varouville.

This page in French: Visiter Sainte-Genevieve