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Tanques tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Argentan at 8 km from Tanques

Visit Tanques: highlights and tourist information

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Tanques is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Argentan at 8 km and Haras du Pin at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Tanques, 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 Tanques in Normandy.

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

Argentan

Argentan

at 8 km (direction north-east)

Despite extensive war time damage Argentan has retained several...

See Argentan guide
Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

at 17 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Haras du Pin guide
Sees

Sees

at 20 km (direction east-south-east)

The cathedral is the famous attraction at Sees, but...

See Sees guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 25 km (direction north-north-west), in the Calvados department

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

See Falaise guide
 
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Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 30 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
Alencon

Alencon

at 31 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Alencon guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 34 km (direction south)

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere is a lovely garden...

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

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction south)

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

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide
Lassay-les-Chateaux

Lassay-les-Chateaux

at 42 km (direction west-south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide
Domfront

Domfront

at 43 km (direction west)

The castle forms an excellent backdrop to the cobbled streets in the...

See Domfront guide
Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

at 45 km (direction south-south-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide
Mortagne-au-Perche

Mortagne-au-Perche

at 49 km (direction east-south-east)

There are several places of historic interest to discover here...

See Mortagne-au-Perche guide
Jublains

Jublains

at 57 km (direction south-west), in the Mayenne department

Here in Jublains you can visit the roman ruins of the...

See Jublains guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 58 km (direction west-south-west), in the Mayenne department

Quite a small town, the highlight of a visit...

See Mayenne (town) guide

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

Map of places to visit near Tanques

 
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Markets in and near Tanques

  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (8km)
  • Trun: market Thursday (19km)
  • Sees: market Saturday (20km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (22km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (24km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (25km)
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (29km)
  • Alencon: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (31km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (36km)
  • Le Mele-sur-Sarthe: market Wednesday (37km)

More information about Tanques, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Tanques, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (15km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (24km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Sassy (6km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (34km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Signal d'Écouves (17km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (19km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (37km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (38km)
  • Forêt de Perseigne (39km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (61km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (50km)
 
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Geography and distances

Tanques is in the north of France at 31 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Tanques is 179 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Tanques

Canton: Écouché

Arrondissement: Argentan

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61150

Distance to Tanques

from Alencon (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 179 km

from Calais: 287 km

from Nice: 791 km

from Bordeaux: 430 km

from Strasbourg: 575 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 Tanques from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Avoine, Bouce, Ecouche, Fleure, Fontenai-sur-Orne, Francheville, Goulet, Joue-du-Plain, Louce, Saint-Christophe-le-Jajolet, Sarceaux, Serans, Sevrai, Vieux-Pont and Vrigny.

This page in French: Visiter Tanques

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