Avrille tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau d\'Angers at 4 km from Avrille

Visit Avrille: highlights and tourist information

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Avrille is situated in the Maine-et-Loire department and Pays de la Loire region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Avrille in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau d\'Angers at 4 km and Apocalypse Tapestry at 4 km.

Avrille, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau d\'Angers

Chateau d'Angers

Castle at 4 km (direction south-east)

The mighty fortified walls of Chateau d'Angers form an interesting contrast with the more...

See Chateau d'Angers guide
Apocalypse Tapestry

Apocalypse Tapestry

at 4 km (direction south-east)

The Apocalypse Tapestry is a remarkable 14th century tapestry, 100 metres long, telling the...

See Apocalypse Tapestry guide
Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 5 km (direction south-east)

The cathedral in Angers is the earliest example of Angevin gothic architecture in France...

See Angers Cathedral guide
Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 5 km (direction south-east)

The Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin in Angers combines 1500 years of religious architecture with...

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at 5 km (direction south-east)

Most famous for its castle, Angers also has a cathedral and many other interesting...

See Angers guide
Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 11 km (direction north-north-east)

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

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Chateau de Brissac

Chateau de Brissac

Castle at 18 km (direction south-south-east)

The Chateau de Brissac is the tallest castle in France, has more than 200...

See Chateau de Brissac guide


at 34 km (direction south-south-east)

The small village of Aubigne-sur-Layon is very pretty, especially in late spring and summer...

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide


at 37 km (direction east)

Bauge is a small traditional town with a small castle - and a very...

See Bauge guide


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

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

See Solesmes guide


at 47 km (direction east-south-east)

The town of Saumur, in the shadow of the famous castle, is a lovely...

See Saumur guide


at 47 km (direction north-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 48 km (direction east-south-east)

The Chateau de Saumur stands in an impressive location with views across the Loire...

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at 50 km (direction north-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide

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Markets in and near Avrille

  • Angers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (6km)
  • Saint-Barthelemy-d'Anjou: market Tuesday (8km)
  • Trelaze: market Sunday (11km)
  • Tierce: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Le Lion-d'Angers: market Friday (17km)
  • Seiches-sur-le-Loir: market Thursday (19km)
  • Brissac-Quince: market Thursday (20km)
  • Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (21km)
  • Chalonnes-sur-Loire: market Tuesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Thouarce: market Tuesday (27km)

More information about Avrille, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Avrille, France

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

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chateau-Gontier (37km)
  • La Fleche (44km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (53km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (32km)
  • Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (32km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Pin (23km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (3km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (41km)

Geography and distances

Avrille is in the western-centre of France at 4 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Avrille is 264 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Avrille

Canton: Angers-Nord-Ouest

Arrondissement: Angers

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49240

Distance to Avrille

from Angers (prefecture): 4 km

from Paris: 264 km

from Calais: 422 km

from Nice: 743 km

from Bordeaux: 297 km

from Strasbourg: 631 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive in a car from one of the ferry terminals - Saint Malo and Caen are most practical, allow around 3-4 hours for the journey. For driving distances to Avrille from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Angers, Beaucouze, Cantenay-Epinard, Ecouflant, Montreuil-Juigne and Saint-Jean-de-Linieres.

This page in French: Visiter Avrille