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Sainteny tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Lessay abbey at 16 km from Sainteny

Visit Sainteny: highlights and tourist information

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Sainteny is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 21 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Sainteny is 270 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Lessay abbey at 16 km and Coutances at 25 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Sainteny, 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 Sainteny in Normandy.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Sainteny


Markets in and near Sainteny

  • Carentan: market Monday all day (9km)
  • Periers: market Saturday (9km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (16km)
  • La Haye-du-Puits: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise: market Thursday (19km)
  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (21km)
  • Coutances: market Thursday & Saturday (23km)
  • Gouville-sur-Mer: market Monday - seasonal market only (25km)
  • Gouville-sur-Mer: market Friday (25km)

More information about Sainteny, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Sainteny, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (39km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (7km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (28km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Argences (27km)
  • Plantbessin (38km)
  • Château de Beaurepaire (47km)
  • Parc du château des Ravalet (49km)
  • Jardin botanique du château de Vauville (59km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie des Veys (20km)
  • Roches de Ham (31km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (31km)
  • Chausey (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (33km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (45km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (45km)
  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (48km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Sainteny

Canton: Carentan

Arrondissement: Saint-Lô

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50500

Distance to Sainteny

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 21 km

from Paris: 270 km

from Calais: 295 km

from Nice: 899 km

from Bordeaux: 493 km

from Strasbourg: 666 km

Getting here

Sainteny 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 Sainteny from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Auxais, Marchesieux, Meautis, Nay, Raids, Saint-Andre-de-Bohon, Saint-Georges-de-Bohon, Saint-Germain-sur-Seves, Saint-Sebastien-de-Raids and Tribehou.

This page in French: Visiter Sainteny

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