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Alexain tourism and travel guide

Photo of Alexain in Mayenne

Photo is of Mayenne (town) at 14 km from Alexain

Visit Alexain: highlights and tourist information

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Alexain is situated in the Mayenne department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Mayenne (town) at 14 km and Laval at 17 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Alexain, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Alexain in Pays de la Loire.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 14 km (direction east-north-east)

Quite a small town, the highlight of a visit to Mayenne...

See Mayenne (town) guide


at 17 km (direction south)

The castle, the river and the historic centre make the substantial town...

See Laval guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 19 km (direction north-north-west)

Les Jardins des Renaudies is a pretty garden in north-west...

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide


at 21 km (direction east)

Here in Jublains you can visit the roman ruins of the ancient...

See Jublains guide


at 28 km (direction east)

The highlight here at Evron is the Abbey of Notre Dame,...

See Evron guide


at 31 km (direction north-east)

Small town with two 15th century castles and a...

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction east-south-east)

The medieval village and the castle in the pretty village of Sainte-Suzanne...

See Sainte-Suzanne guide


at 35 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The castle and historic lower town are the main attraction,...

See Fougeres guide


at 35 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

A town not be missed, Vitré has a superb...

See Vitre guide


at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

The principal attraction in Saulges is the caves, occupied...

See Saulges guide


at 42 km (direction north-north-east), in the Orne department

The castle forms an excellent backdrop to the cobbled...

See Domfront guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 44 km (direction north-east), in the Orne department

The town of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is very pleasant, and well known as a...

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide


at 48 km (direction east), in the Sarthe department

Sillé le Guillaume has a chateau dating to the 11th century...

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide


at 49 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Most visitors to Saint-Brice-en-Cogles also enjoy the tour of the local castles...

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Mayenne

Map of places to visit near Alexain


Markets in and near Alexain

  • Andouille: market Thursday (6km)
  • Mayenne: market Saturday & Monday (14km)
  • Ernee: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Laval: market Tuesday & Saturday all day (17km)
  • Port-Brillet: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Gorron: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Evron: market Thursday (29km)
  • Fougeres: market Saturday (34km)
  • Meslay-du-Maine: market Friday (35km)
  • Vitre: market Monday (35km)

More information about Alexain, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Alexain, France

What to do at Alexain? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Alexain.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (8km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (23km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (42km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Source - Couesnon (23km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (27km)
  • Forêt du Pertre (28km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (30km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (31km)
  • Étang de la Valière (33km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (35km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (39km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Juvigne (20km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (22km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (29km)
  • La Cropte (36km)

Geography and distances

Alexain is in the center of France at 17 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Alexain is 240 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Alexain

Canton: Mayenne-Ouest

Arrondissement: Mayenne

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53240

Distance to Alexain

from Laval (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 240 km

from Calais: 357 km

from Nice: 799 km

from Bordeaux: 377 km

from Strasbourg: 630 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive here from the cross channel ports of Saint Malo and Caen, the jorney only taking a couple of hours. For driving distances to Alexain from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Andouille, La Bigottiere, Place, Sace, Saint-Germain-d'Anxure and Saint-Germain-le-Guillaume.

This page in French: Visiter Alexain

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