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Tanis tourism and travel guide

Photo of Tanis in Manche

Photo is of Mont-Saint-Michel at 7 km from Tanis

Visit Tanis: highlights and tourist information

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Tanis is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Mont-Saint-Michel at 7 km and Saint-Brice-en-Cogles at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Tanis, 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 Tanis in Normandy.

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



Heritage Site at 7 km (direction west-north-west)

No visit to Normandy would be complete without visiting the iconic...

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide


at 21 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Most visitors to Saint-Brice-en-Cogles also enjoy the tour of the local castles...

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide


at 24 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The lovely old town in Dol-de-Bretagne ensure it remains one...

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide


at 24 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Mont Dol is a small village with a hill top on which...

See Mont-Dol guide


Seaside resort at 30 km (direction north-north-west)

Granville is best known for its long sandy beach, and the...

See Granville guide


at 30 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Cancale is the perfect place to try the famous Brittany oysters,...

See Cancale guide


at 31 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Combourg is best known for the Chateau de Combourg, once...

See Combourg guide


at 32 km (direction south-east), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The castle and historic lower town are the main attraction, but be...

See Fougeres guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Saint Suliac is a beautiful village on the estuary...

See Saint-Suliac guide
Emerald Coast

Emerald Coast

at 42 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The Emerald Coast in northern Brittany is extremely popular with visitors and...

See Emerald Coast guide


at 42 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

We were pleased to discover that Saint-Malo, often considered a ferry...

See Saint-Malo guide
Dinard Pointe du Moulinet

Dinard Pointe du Moulinet

at 45 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The Pointe du Moulinet in Dinard is visited for...

See Dinard Pointe du Moulinet guide
Dinard Pointe de la Malouine

Dinard Pointe de la Malouine

at 46 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The Pointe de la Malouine in Dinard is a...

See Dinard Pointe de la Malouine guide


at 46 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Dinard, estblished as a fashionable resort in the 19th century, is...

See Dinard guide

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

Map of places to visit near Tanis


Markets in and near Tanis

  • Pontorson: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Saint-James: market Monday (12km)
  • Ducey: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Avranches: market Saturday (12km)
  • Carolles: market Thursday (20km)
  • Jullouville: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • La Haye-Pesnel: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Dol-de-Bretagne: market Saturday (23km)
  • Brecey: market Friday (25km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet: market Wednesday (26km)

More information about Tanis, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Tanis, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (15km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (18km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (24km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (40km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (42km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (50km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (59km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Couesnon (6km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (6km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (10km)
  • Île des Rimains (30km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (30km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (32km)
  • Île des Landes (32km)
  • Pointe du Grouin (32km)
  • Île du Guesclin (35km)
  • Côte de Cancale à Paramé (36km)
  • Chausey (38km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (39km)
  • Estuaire de la Rance (39km)
  • Havre de Rothéneuf (39km)
  • Île Besnard (39km)
  • Pointe de la Varde (41km)
  • Îlots Notre-Dame et Chevret (42km)
  • Source - Couesnon (42km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (43km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (43km)
  • Rance (fleuve) (44km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (44km)
  • Embouchure - Rance (44km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (28km)

Geography and distances

Tanis is in the north of France at 64 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Tanis is 280 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Tanis

Canton: Pontorson

Arrondissement: Avranches

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50170

Distance to Tanis

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 64 km

from Paris: 280 km

from Calais: 353 km

from Nice: 863 km

from Bordeaux: 423 km

from Strasbourg: 676 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 Tanis from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beauvoir, Ceaux, Courtils, Crollon, Huisnes-sur-Mer, La Croix-Avranchin, Macey, Mont-Saint-Michel, Pontorson, Precey, Servon, Vergoncey and Villiers-le-Pre.

This page in French: Visiter Tanis

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