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Villiers-Fossard tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Normandy landing beaches at 27 km from Villiers-Fossard

Visit Villiers-Fossard: highlights and tourist information

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Villiers-Fossard is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Normandy landing beaches at 27 km and Bayeux at 29 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Villiers-Fossard, 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 Villiers-Fossard in Normandy.

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

Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 27 km (direction north-east), in the Calvados department

70 years on and the Normandy Landing Beches still attract thousands...

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Bayeux

Bayeux

at 29 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

Best known for its world-famous tapestry, Bayeux also has an...

See Bayeux guide
Coutances

Coutances

at 33 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Coutances guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 35 km (direction west)

The abbey church at Lessay is an important example of roman...

See Lessay abbey guide
 
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Vire

Vire

at 37 km (direction south-south-east), in the Calvados department

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

See Vire guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 38 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

Arromanches is well known as the town where the...

See Arromanches guide
Creully

Creully

at 40 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

The medieval Chateau de Creully is the highlight in Creully...

See Creully guide
Caen

Caen

at 50 km (direction east), in the Calvados department

With a castle, two abbeys and an attracive historic centre Caen...

See Caen guide
Granville

Granville

Seaside resort at 53 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Granville guide

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

Map of places to visit near Villiers-Fossard

 
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Markets in and near Villiers-Fossard

  • Saint-Lo: market Saturday & Friday (5km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (15km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (16km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (21km)
  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (26km)
  • Periers: market Saturday (26km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (30km)

Hotels near Villiers-Fossard

More information about Villiers-Fossard, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Villiers-Fossard, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (24km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (10km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (29km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (36km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (38km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (20km)
  • Argences (32km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (38km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Cerisy (13km)
  • Roches de Ham (14km)
  • Baie des Veys (25km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (38km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (15km)
  • Villers-Bocage (30km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (37km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (19km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (28km)
  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (41km)
 
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Geography and distances

Villiers-Fossard is in the north of France at 5 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Villiers-Fossard is 251 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villiers-Fossard

Canton: Saint-Clair-sur-l'Elle

Arrondissement: Saint-Lô

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50680

Distance to Villiers-Fossard

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 5 km

from Paris: 251 km

from Calais: 288 km

from Nice: 879 km

from Bordeaux: 482 km

from Strasbourg: 647 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 Villiers-Fossard from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 17 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Agneaux, Cavigny, Couvains, La Barre-de-Semilly, La Luzerne, La Meauffe, Le Mesnil-Rouxelin, Moon-sur-Elle, Pont-Hebert, Saint-Andre-de-l'Epine, Saint-Clair-sur-l'Elle, Saint-Georges-d'Elle, Saint-Georges-Montcocq, Saint-Jean-de-Savigny, Saint-Lo, Saint-Pierre-de-Semilly and Sainte-Marguerite-d'Elle.

This page in French: Visiter Villiers-Fossard

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