Sarthe places to visit and attractions

Asnieres-sur-Vegre

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The small town of Asnières-sur-Vègre is especially picturesque in the area around the bridge and river

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Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

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It is the countryside around Beaumont-sur-Sarthe that is the main attraction, but the town itself has several places of interest

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Chateau du Lude

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The Chateau de Lude and its lovely gardens are the closest of the Loire Chateaux to Paris

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Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

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The traditional market hall and remains of a medieval castle, and the river and bridge, are among the sights to enjoy here at Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

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La Ferte-Bernard

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The medieval character and picturesque setting make La Ferté-Bernard one of our favourite towns in this region

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Le Mans

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Le Mans is best known for its famous car race, but also has a very lovely medieval centre to explore

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Solesmes

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Solesmes is known for its Abbey Saint-Pierre, an important benedictine abbey that has helped introduce gregorian chant to the world

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For more information see the Sarthe guide

 
 

Market towns & days in Sarthe

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Allonnes: Tuesday
Arnage: Saturday
Beaumont-sur-Sarthe: Tuesday
Besse-sur-Braye: Saturday
Bonnetable: Tuesday & Friday
Chateau-du-Loir: Saturday
Conlie: Thursday
Connerre: Wednesday
Ecommoy: Tuesday
Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: Saturday
La Ferte-Bernard: Saturday & Monday
La Fleche: Wednesday
La Suze-sur-Sarthe: Thursday
Le Grand-Luce: Wednesday all day
Le Lude: Thursday
Le Mans: every day except Monday
Loue: Tuesday
Malicorne-sur-Sarthe: Friday
Mamers: Monday
Noyen-sur-Sarthe: Saturday
Sable-sur-Sarthe: Monday
Saint-Calais: Thursday all day & Sunday
Sille-le-Guillaume: Wednesday
Vibraye: Friday

Selected tourist attractions in the Sarthe department

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

Zoo or wildlife park

Spaycific'Zoo

4* Towns in Bloom

Cogners

Coulaines

Towns of Art and History

Le Mans: Tourist guide

Secteur Sauvegardé (protected historical town centre)

Le Mans: Tourist guide

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Jardins du donjon de Ballon

Religious Monuments

Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque)

Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans)

towns classified as Recommended Detours

La Fleche