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Vains tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Mont-Saint-Michel at 9 km from Vains

Visit Vains: highlights and tourist information

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Vains is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region.

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

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!

Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel

Heritage Site at 9 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide
Granville

Granville

Seaside resort at 22 km (direction north-west)

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

See Granville guide
Mont-Dol

Mont-Dol

at 29 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Mont Dol is a small village with a hill...

See Mont-Dol guide
Dol-de-Bretagne

Dol-de-Bretagne

at 29 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide
 
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Saint-Brice-en-Cogles

Saint-Brice-en-Cogles

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

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

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide
Cancale

Cancale

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

Cancale is the perfect place to try the famous...

See Cancale guide
Combourg

Combourg

at 39 km (direction south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Combourg guide
Fougeres

Fougeres

at 40 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Fougeres guide
Coutances

Coutances

at 40 km (direction south-south-east)

Coutances is well known for its impressive cathedral, built in the...

See Coutances guide
Vire

Vire

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

When you visit Vire be sure to also explore...

See Vire guide
Saint-Suliac

Saint-Suliac

Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Saint-Suliac guide
Emerald Coast

Emerald Coast

at 44 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
Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo

at 44 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Saint-Malo guide
Dinard Pointe du Moulinet

Dinard Pointe du Moulinet

at 47 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The Pointe du Moulinet in Dinard is visited for the imposing neo-gothic...

See Dinard Pointe du Moulinet guide

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

Map of places to visit near Vains

 
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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)

Hotels near Vains

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)
 
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Geography and distances

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

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

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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