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Visit Sees: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The cathedral is the famous attraction at Sees, but there are other sites of interest in the town and the nearby Ecouves Forest to explore

Sees is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Sees. For detailed visitor information see the Sees travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Alencon at 20 km and Argentan at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Sees, 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 Sees in Normandy.

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

Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

at 15 km (direction )

The Haras du Pin is the oldest of the national horse training...

See Haras du Pin guide
Alencon

Alencon

at 20 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Alencon guide
Argentan

Argentan

at 21 km (direction north-west)

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

See Argentan guide
Mortagne-au-Perche

Mortagne-au-Perche

at 29 km (direction east-south-east)

There are several places of historic interest to discover here at Mortagne-au-Perche,...

See Mortagne-au-Perche guide
 
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Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 30 km (direction south-west)

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

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide
Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

at 38 km (direction south-south-west), in the Sarthe department

The traditional market hall and remains of a medieval castle, and...

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide
Belleme

Belleme

at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

Belleme is one of several small attractive villages within the Perche...

See Belleme guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 42 km (direction north-west), in the Calvados department

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

See Falaise guide
Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

at 42 km (direction south), in the Sarthe department

It is the countryside around Beaumont-sur-Sarthe that is the main...

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 44 km (direction west)

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

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
Le Perche

Le Perche

at 51 km (direction east-south-east)

The peaceful countryside of the Perche Natural Regional Park has...

See Le Perche guide
Sillé-le-Guillaume

Sillé-le-Guillaume

at 52 km (direction south-west), in the Sarthe department

Sillé le Guillaume has a chateau dating to the 11th...

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide
Lassay-les-Chateaux

Lassay-les-Chateaux

at 53 km (direction west-south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide

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

Map of places to visit near Sees

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Markets in and near Sees

Market days in Sees: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Sees: market Saturday (0km)
  • Le Mele-sur-Sarthe: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Alencon: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (20km)
  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (21km)
  • Trun: market Thursday (28km)
  • Mortagne-Au-Perche: market Saturday all day (29km)
  • Mamers: market Monday (32km)
  • Tourouvre: market Friday (35km)
  • Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (38km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (39km)

More information about Sees, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Sees, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (24km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (32km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Sassy (14km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (46km)
  • Jardin de la petite Rochelle (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt d'Écouves (10km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (12km)
  • Forêt de Perseigne (23km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (33km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Tourouvre (35km)
 
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Geography and distances

Sees is in the north of France at 20 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Sees is 162 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sees

Canton: Sées

Arrondissement: Alençon

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61500

Distance to Sees

from Alencon (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 162 km

from Calais: 287 km

from Nice: 771 km

from Bordeaux: 423 km

from Strasbourg: 557 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 Sees from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aunou-sur-Orne, Belfonds, Chailloue, La Chapelle-Pres-Sees, Le Bouillon, Mace, Neauphe-sous-Essai and Neuville-Pres-Sees.

This page in French: Visiter Sees

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