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Saint-Denis-de-Méré - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados

Located 3 km from Condé-sur-Noireau and 16 km of Thury-Harcourt. Formerly it was part of the canton of Condé-sur-Noireau, it is today part of the Thury-Harcourt but it is nevertheless part of Condé Intercom.

The name comes from Saint Denis, who was born in Italy, where he was ordained priest and bishop. "Mere" comes from the Latin Mercatum meaning "market". The story goes that the lord of Saint-Denis Radulph had a right to fair, which took place the day we celebrated the saint. He had played and lost against the fair lord de Beaumanoir to Montilly-sur-Noireau. Every year a fair is held in Montilly-sur-Noireau the feast of St. Denis on October 9. Residents are Mérois.

Geographical information

Latitude48.8686680 (N 48° 52’ 7”)
Longitude-0.5180070 (W 0° 31’ 5”)
AltitudeFrom 57m to 208m
Surface area11.37 km²
Population852 inhabitants
Density74 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCaen (58 km, 50 min)
Insee code14572
IntercommunalityCC Pays de Condé et de la Druance
RegionLower Normandy

Nearest cities & towns

Proussy2.6 km (5 min)
Condé-sur-Noireau3.9 km (6 min)
Saint-Pierre-du-Regard4.6 km (8 min)
Berjou6.2 km (10 min)
Clécy7.5 km (10 min)
Cahan7.5 km (13 min)
Saint-Pierre-la-Vieille7.5 km (9 min)
Saint-Germain-du-Crioult7.8 km (10 min)
La Villette7.9 km (12 min)
Le Bô7.9 km (11 min)
Sainte-Honorine-la-Chardonne8 km (10 min)
Montilly-sur-Noireau8 km (10 min)
Le Vey8.1 km (10 min)

Things to see and do

The Church of St. Denis.

The chapel of Saint-Martin-des-Champs.

The War Memorial next to City Hall.

The stele of the airmen.

Events and festivities

Garage sale on the third Sunday in June


Stele aviators
Stele aviators
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Church of Saint-Denis-de-Mere
Church of Saint-Denis-de-Mere
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Vélorail Erembourg Bridge.

Castle Pontécoulant 5 km from Saint-Germain-du-Crioult. Open from 10am to 12pm and from 14:30 to 18. Closed Mondays.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Contemporary garden " Indoor Open Air "
Nature and the great outdoors5 € Athis-de-l'Orne (6.7 km)
Calvados-tasting at La Monnerie
Local flavours3 € Cerisy-Belle-Étoile (11.2 km)
Canoeing in the heart of the Suisse Normande
Nature and the great outdoors8 € Thury-Harcourt (13.5 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Around Lande Pourrie
Car itineraryEasy4h00Saint-Cyr-du-Bailleul (40 km)
Pays Domfrontais
Car itineraryEasy5h00Soucé (46 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals