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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Manche

Mortain - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Manche

Mortain City, capital of a district of ten municipalities, is located in the extreme south-eastern department of La Mancha, at the crossroad of the Pays de la Loire, Brittany and Normandy.

It is an important attraction of this situation as a crossroads.

Mortain is also one of 14 cities door of the Regional Natural Normandie-Maine.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude48.6492220 (N 48° 38’ 57”)
Longitude-0.9415460 (W 0° 56’ 30”)
AltitudeFrom 102m to 327m
Surface area7.44 km²
Population1870 inhabitants
Density251 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureSaint-Lô (62 km, 1h04)
Insee code50359
IntercommunalityCC du Mortainais
RegionLower Normandy

Nearest cities & towns

Le Neufbourg1.6 km (3 min)
Romagny2.5 km (5 min)
Bion4 km (7 min)
Saint-Barthélemy4 km (5 min)
Saint-Jean-du-Corail5.3 km (7 min)
Saint-Clément-Rancoudray5.7 km (9 min)
Bellefontaine6.2 km (9 min)
La Bazoge7.8 km (12 min)
Juvigny-le-Tertre9.5 km (11 min)
Milly9.7 km (11 min)
Notre-Dame-du-Touchet10.1 km (11 min)
Brouains10.2 km (12 min)
Fontenay10.3 km (12 min)
Barenton10.4 km (9 min)

Things to see and do

The Saint-Evroult (thirteenth century). Visits the Saint-Evroult and his Treasury appointment, contact the Tourist Office of Canton Mortain: Tel / Fax: +33 2 33 59 19 74 - Email:. Mortain.tourisme @ wanadoo. fr

White Abbey (XII century).

The chapel of Saint-Michel, the Memorial in honor of American soldiers (battle of August 1944), the orientation table.

Le Rocher de l'Aiguille (climbing site), Little Waterfall, the Burnt Rock and the Chapel of St. Vital.

La Grande Cascade.

Guided walks of different sites in the season, organized by the Tourist Office.

Events and festivities

Fire of St John the third Saturday of June.

Every Thursday in July and August, welcoming tourists and festive evenings.

Fireworks and ball of fire on July 13.

Jumble sale / yard sales on the third Saturday in July.

Christmas Market on the third Saturday in November.


General view of the city
General view of the city
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White Abbey
White Abbey
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Viewpoint of the small chapel
Viewpoint of the small chapel
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Grand Cascade
Grand Cascade
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Cascade Small
Cascade Small
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Large Cascade
Large Cascade
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Little Chapel Mortain
Little Chapel Mortain
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Saturday 4 july
Min. 14°C - Max. 21°C
Sunday 5 july
Min. 13°C - Max. 21°C
Monday 6 july
Min. 14°C - Max. 27°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Cross the Bay of Mont Saint Michel
Nature and the great outdoors680 € Genêts (40 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Around Lande Pourrie
Car itineraryEasy4h00Saint-Cyr-du-Bailleul (14 km)
Pays Domfrontais
Car itineraryEasy5h00Soucé (29 km)
Crossing of Mont-Saint-Michel Bay
HikeIntermediate3h30Le Mont-Saint-Michel (42 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals