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Arquenay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Arquenay in Mayenne

Photo is of Saulges at 12 km from Arquenay

Visit Arquenay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saulges at 12 km and Laval at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Arquenay, 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 Arquenay in Pays de la Loire.

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



at 12 km (direction east)

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

See Saulges guide


at 18 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Laval guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Sainte-Suzanne guide


at 23 km (direction north-east)

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

See Evron guide


at 25 km (direction east-south-east), in the Sarthe department

Solesmes is known for its Abbey Saint-Pierre, an important benedictine abbey that...

See Solesmes guide


at 27 km (direction east-south-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide


at 31 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Jublains guide


at 32 km (direction east-south-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 36 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Mayenne (town) guide


at 40 km (direction east-north-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide
Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 43 km (direction south), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The most unusual feature of Chateau Plessis-Bourre is the way it combines...

See Chateau Plessis-Bourre guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 49 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide


at 50 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

A town not be missed, Vitré has a superb historic centre with...

See Vitre guide


at 55 km (direction east-north-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide

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

Map of places to visit near Arquenay


Markets in and near Arquenay

  • Meslay-du-Maine: market Friday (4km)
  • Laval: market Tuesday & Saturday all day (17km)
  • Chateau-Gontier: market Thursday & (20km)
  • Evron: market Thursday (23km)
  • Sable-sur-Sarthe: market Monday (23km)
  • Andouille: market Thursday (27km)
  • Loue: market Tuesday (32km)
  • Craon: market Monday (33km)
  • Port-Brillet: market Tuesday (33km)
  • Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (35km)

More information about Arquenay, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Arquenay, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chateau-Gontier (20km)
  • La Fleche (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (32km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (32km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (35km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (39km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt du Pertre (38km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (44km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (44km)
  • Étang de la Valière (46km)
  • Source - Couesnon (51km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • La Cropte (6km)
  • Coudray (22km)
  • Chenille-Change (33km)
  • Juvigne (44km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (44km)

Geography and distances

Arquenay is in the center of France at 18 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Arquenay is 236 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Arquenay

Canton: Meslay-du-Maine

Arrondissement: Laval

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53170

Distance to Arquenay

from Laval (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 236 km

from Calais: 373 km

from Nice: 771 km

from Bordeaux: 350 km

from Strasbourg: 619 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 Arquenay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bazougers, La Cropte, Le Bignon-du-Maine, Meslay-du-Maine, Saint-Denis-du-Maine and Saint-Georges-le-Flechard.

This page in French: Visiter Arquenay

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