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Sainte-Mere-Eglise tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Lessay abbey at 26 km from Sainte-Mere-Eglise

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Visit Sainte-Mere-Eglise: highlights and tourist information

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Sainte-Mere-Eglise is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 37 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Sainte-Mere-Eglise is 274 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Lessay abbey at 26 km and Barfleur at 29 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Sainte-Mere-Eglise, 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-Mere-Eglise in Normandy.

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


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Map of places to visit near Sainte-Mere-Eglise

Markets in and near Sainte-Mere-Eglise

Market days in Sainte-Mere-Eglise: weekly market: Thursday;

  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise: market Thursday (0km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (13km)
  • Valognes: market Friday (16km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (20km)
  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue: market Saturday (20km)
  • Quettehou: market Tuesday (21km)
  • La Haye-du-Puits: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Bricquebec: market Monday (24km)
  • Periers: market Saturday (26km)

More information about Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (20km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (12km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (36km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château des Ravalet (32km)
  • Château de Beaurepaire (33km)
  • Parc du château de Nacqueville (42km)
  • Plantbessin (44km)
  • Argences (45km)
  • Jardin botanique du château de Vauville (46km)
  • Jardin Jacques Prévert (55km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie des Veys (14km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (40km)
  • Roches de Ham (47km)
  • Cap de la Hague (53km)
  • Nez de Jobourg (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (48km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Sainte-Mere-Eglise

Canton: Sainte-Mère-Église

Arrondissement: Cherbourg-Octeville

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50480

Distance to Sainte-Mere-Eglise

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 274 km

from Calais: 283 km

from Nice: 912 km

from Bordeaux: 511 km

from Strasbourg: 667 km

Getting here

Sainte-Mere-Eglise is in the north of France. 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-Mere-Eglise from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 23 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amfreville, Audouville-la-Hubert, Azeville, Beuzeville-Au-Plain, Blosville, Boutteville, Carquebut, Chef-du-Pont, Ecausseville, Ecoqueneauville, Emondeville, Foucarville, Fresville, Hiesville, Liesville-sur-Douve, Neuville-Au-Plain, Picauville, Ravenoville, Saint-Germain-de-Varreville, Saint-Martin-de-Varreville, Sebeville, Turqueville and Vierville.

This page in French: Visiter Sainte-Mere-Eglise

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