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Noues de Sienne

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados


About ten kilometers from Vire and Villedieu-les-Poêles, Saint-Sever-Calvados is mostly occupied by the beautiful forest of Saint-Sever.

The city takes its name from Sever, a former bishop of Avranches, the main character of a legend related to the local forest. Located in the heart of the Normandy countryside, the town of Saint-Sever-Calvados is an opportunity to admire the typical nature of this part of Normandy, and appreciate a beautiful architecture made from blue granite. The beautiful monuments, witnesses of the illustrious past of Saint-Sever-Calvados, do not miss, and allows to learn a little more about the history of this city of Normandy.

Nature and architectural heritage are marrying perfectly in this ideal site to spend pleasant holidays in family.


Fontenermont was part of the diocese of Coutances and the deanery of Montbray. The Lord Charles Du Rozel de Coulanges commanded the armies of the Chouans' revolt at the same time as General Frotté, retired to the castle of Saint-Pois.

Fontenermont was attached to the fourth bouillon of Granville and the town is currently located in the sleeve which borders 85 percent of its territory from which one can see on the hill of Bois au Cerf Mont Saint-Michel and its Bay.

Seven Brothers:

Ideally located to meet three departments that are Calvados, Manche and Orne, Sept-Frères allows you to have a central point of visits to many tourist sites such as Mont-Saint-Michel and Villedieu-les- Stoves.

Geographical information

MunicipalityNoues de Sienne
Tourism labels
Latitude48.8406850 (N 48° 50’ 26”)
Longitude-1.0475520 (W 1° 2’ 51”)
AltitudeFrom 84m to 351m
Surface area117.58 km²
Population4576 inhabitants
Density38 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCaen (78 km, 57 min)
Insee code14658
IntercommunalityCC Intercom de la Vire au Noireau

Nearest cities & towns

Montbray6.5 km (10 min)
Landelles-et-Coupigny7 km (8 min)
Beslon8.4 km (13 min)
Boisyvon8.6 km (12 min)
Beaumesnil8.8 km (13 min)
Saint-Aubin-des-Bois8.9 km (10 min)
Morigny9.2 km (12 min)
Saint-Maur-des-Bois9.6 km (11 min)
Coulouvray-Boisbenâtre9.8 km (14 min)
Saint-Vigor-des-Monts10.5 km (15 min)
Le Mesnil-Robert10.8 km (15 min)
La Chapelle-Cécelin10.9 km (13 min)
Margueray11.1 km (15 min)
Sainte-Cécile11.3 km (11 min)

Things to see and do


In full Normandy, the city of Saint-Sever-Calvados offers a beautiful architectural and natural heritage in the middle of Normandy.

Former 13th century abbey, Notre-Dame-de-Saint-Sever church has been listed as a Historic Monument. Gothic style, this abbey was built on a Romanesque building of the eleventh century which remains no trace. We can still admire a belfry of the late seventeenth century whose particularity is to be separated from the nave. Inside, visitors can enjoy many works of art classified as objects.

The forest of Saint-Sever is the most beautiful tourist site of the territory of Saint-Sever-Calvados. With an area of ​​more than 1,550 hectares, it covers almost the entire territory of the city. Siena and Brévogne take their source, and you can enjoy a beautiful flora and interesting wildlife. Roe deers, wild boars, badgers and gray herons live there almost year-round. Many walking trails have been built there, just like an arboretum. The pond of the Old Castle, in the heart of the forest, is a popular gathering place. One can also discover a motte of the Old Castle, classified as an historic monument. The chapel of the Hermitage, dating from the seventeenth century, has an altarpiece, a high relief, foliage and a bust of Christ classified.

Also worthy of note is the beautiful town hall housed in ancient monastic buildings dating back to the 17th century.

Park tree climbing activities, swimming pool.


Fontenermont Mill.

Hill of Wood with Deer.

Places of interest

Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities


The city of Saint-Sever-Calvados regularly hosts interesting events.

A food market takes place every Saturday of the year, from 8am to 1pm. During the month of August, the city also hosts its traditional fair of St. Bartholomew, with its competition cotentin sheep and its funfair.

In June, place at the festival of the Abbey dedicated to sacred music. For three evenings, the old abbey of the city hosts concerts of different styles such as gospel, or negro spirituals.

In October, the city hosts the Culturemboc art festival focused on dance, music, and also interesting exhibitions.

Afterworks Concerts: "Vinyl Idylle" at the Stage in the Forest


Friday 12 august
Min. 18°C - Max. 33°C
Saturday 13 august
Min. 19°C - Max. 34°C
Sunday 14 august
Min. 18°C - Max. 25°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Sports sensations16 € to 24 € Le Neufbourg (21 km)
Outing in a Renault 4L
Entertainment220 € Saint-Amand-Villages (23 km)
Flight over Mont Saint-Michel Bay on Ultralight Trike or Autogyro – 30 mins
Sports sensations140 € Le Val-Saint-Père (33 km)
Flight over Mont Saint-Michel Bay by Ultralight Trike or Autogyro – 20 mins
Sports sensations100 € Le Val-Saint-Père (33 km)
Premium Flight over Mont Saint-Michel Bay by Ultralight Trike or Autogyro – 1 hr
Sports sensations230 € Le Val-Saint-Père (33 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Variant of GR 22 by Brécey
HikeEasy3h15Reffuveille (18.2 km)
Around Lande Pourrie
Car itineraryEasy4h00Saint-Cyr-du-Bailleul (36 km)
Crossing of Mont-Saint-Michel Bay
HikeIntermediate3h30Le Mont-Saint-Michel (41 km)
Discovery of places of worship
HikeEasy20 minPontmain (45 km)
Gouville-sur-Mer cabins
HikeEasy1h00Gouville-sur-Mer (50 km)


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