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Ardenay-sur-Merize tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ardenay-sur-Merize in Sarthe

Photo is of Le Mans at 17 km from Ardenay-sur-Merize

Visit Ardenay-sur-Merize: highlights and tourist information

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Ardenay-sur-Merize is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Mans at 17 km and La Ferte-Bernard at 27 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Ardenay-sur-Merize, 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 Ardenay-sur-Merize in Pays de la Loire.

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

Le Mans

Le Mans

at 17 km (direction west)

Le Mans is best known for its famous car race, but also...

See Le Mans guide
La Ferte-Bernard

La Ferte-Bernard

at 27 km (direction north-east)

The medieval character and picturesque setting make La Ferté-Bernard one of our...

See La Ferte-Bernard guide


at 34 km (direction north-west)

It is the countryside around Beaumont-sur-Sarthe that is the main attraction, but...

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide
Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 43 km (direction south-west)

The Chateau de Lude and its lovely gardens are the closest of...

See Chateau du Lude guide


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

Belleme is one of several small attractive villages within the Perche Natural...

See Belleme guide


at 44 km (direction north-west)

The traditional market hall and remains of a medieval castle, and the...

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide


Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction east-south-east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

With a river and ancient bridge below and an ancient castle above...

See Lavardin guide


at 46 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide


at 47 km (direction north-east), in the Eure-et-Loir department

Within the Perche Regional Natural Park, in Nogent-le-Rotrou you can discover the...

See Nogent-le-Rotrou guide


at 49 km (direction west-south-west)

Parcé sur Sarthe is a classified petites cites de caractere and has...

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


at 50 km (direction west)

The small town of Asnières-sur-Vègre is especially picturesque in the area around...

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide
Le Perche

Le Perche

at 53 km (direction north-east), in the Orne department

The peaceful countryside of the Perche Natural Regional Park has lots of...

See Le Perche guide


at 53 km (direction east-south-east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

Now listed as a 'town of art and history', Vendome retains many...

See Vendome guide


at 54 km (direction north-west), in the Orne department

There are several sites of historical interest in Alencon, best known as...

See Alencon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Ardenay-sur-Merize


Markets in and near Ardenay-sur-Merize

  • Connerre: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Le Grand-Luce: market Wednesday all day (15km)
  • Le Mans: market every day except Monday (17km)
  • Arnage: market Saturday (19km)
  • Bonnetable: market Tuesday & Friday (20km)
  • Allonnes: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Ecommoy: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Vibraye: market Friday (24km)
  • Saint-Calais: market Thursday all day & Sunday (25km)
  • La Ferte-Bernard: market Saturday & Monday (27km)

Hotels near Ardenay-sur-Merize

More information about Ardenay-sur-Merize, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Ardenay-sur-Merize, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (12km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (17km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (24km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (29km)
  • Jardins du château de Poncé (31km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (35km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (42km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (43km)
  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (54km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (17km)
  • Cogners (22km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (23km)

Geography and distances

Ardenay-sur-Merize is in the north-west of France at 17 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Ardenay-sur-Merize is 171 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ardenay-sur-Merize

Canton: Montfort-le-Gesnois

Arrondissement: Mans

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72370

Distance to Ardenay-sur-Merize

from Le Mans (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 171 km

from Calais: 344 km

from Nice: 713 km

from Bordeaux: 359 km

from Strasbourg: 546 km

Getting here

Most visitors get here by car having taken a ferry, probably to Saint-Malo or Caen, and then a drive of around 2 - 3 hours. For driving distances to Ardenay-sur-Merize from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Fatines, Le Breil-sur-Merize, Montfort-le-Gesnois, Nuille-le-Jalais, Saint-Mars-la-Briere, Soulitre and Surfonds.

This page in French: Visiter Ardenay-sur-Merize

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