Alexain tourism and travel guide

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Visit Alexain: highlights and tourist information

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Alexain is situated in the Mayenne department and Pays de la Loire region, in the center of France at 17 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Alexain is 240 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!

 
 

... 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

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)

  • Saint-Brice-en-Cogles (49km)
  • Ducey (58km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

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

Geography and distances

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

Alexain is in the center of France. 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