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Visit Vains: highlights and tourist information

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Vains is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 54 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Vains is 276 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Mont-Saint-Michel at 9 km and Granville at 22 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Vains, 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 Vains 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 Vains

Markets in and near Vains

  • Avranches: market Saturday (4km)
  • Ducey: market Tuesday (12km)
  • La Haye-Pesnel: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Carolles: market Thursday (13km)
  • Jullouville: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (15km)
  • Pontorson: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Brecey: market Friday (19km)
  • Saint-Pair-sur-Mer: market Thursday (19km)
  • Saint-James: market Monday (19km)
  • Granville: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (22km)

More information about Vains, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Vains, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (25km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (28km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (32km)
  • Argences (37km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (48km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (49km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (58km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Couesnon (10km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (10km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (20km)
  • Île des Rimains (30km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (31km)
  • Île des Landes (31km)
  • Pointe du Grouin (32km)
  • Chausey (33km)
  • Île du Guesclin (36km)
  • Côte de Cancale à Paramé (36km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (37km)
  • Havre de Rothéneuf (40km)
  • Île Besnard (40km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (42km)
  • Pointe de la Varde (42km)
  • Estuaire de la Rance (43km)
  • Îlots Notre-Dame et Chevret (45km)
  • Roches de Ham (47km)
  • Source - Couesnon (49km)

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 (18km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Vains

Canton: Avranches

Arrondissement: Avranches

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50300

Distance to Vains

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 54 km

from Paris: 276 km

from Calais: 344 km

from Nice: 867 km

from Bordeaux: 432 km

from Strasbourg: 673 km

Getting here

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

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Avranches, Bacilly, Ceaux, Champcey, Chavoy, Courtils, Genets, Le Val-Saint-Pere, Lolif, Marcey-les-Greves, Pontaubault, Ponts, Saint-Jean-de-la-Haize, Saint-Martin-Des-Champs and Saint-Senier-sous-Avranches.

This page in French: Visiter Vains

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