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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Manche

Mortain - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Manche

City Mortain is located in the extreme southeast of the Manche department, at the crossroads of Loire, Brittany and Normandy.

It is an important attraction by this crossroads situation.

Mortain is also one of 14 cities door of the Regional Natural Park 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
Population1860 inhabitants
Density250 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

Events and festivities


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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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Calvados-tasting at La Monnerie
Local flavours3 € Cerisy-Belle-Étoile (28 km)
Contemporary garden " Indoor Open Air "
Nature and the great outdoors5 € Athis-de-l'Orne (37 km)
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