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Visit Ballon: highlights and tourist information

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Ballon is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region, in the north-west of France at 17 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Ballon is 173 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Beaumont-sur-Sarthe at 10 km and Le Mans at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ballon, 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 Ballon 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 Sarthe

Map of places to visit near Ballon


Markets in and near Ballon

  • Beaumont-sur-Sarthe: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Bonnetable: market Tuesday & Friday (14km)
  • Conlie: market Thursday (20km)
  • Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (20km)
  • Le Mans: market every day except Monday (22km)
  • Mamers: market Monday (22km)
  • Connerre: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Allonnes: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Sille-le-Guillaume: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Arnage: market Saturday (28km)

More information about Ballon, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Ballon, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (52km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Perche (48km)
  • Normandie-Maine (49km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (18km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (19km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (29km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (30km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (36km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (39km)
  • Jardin de la petite Rochelle (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Perseigne (26km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (30km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (43km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (44km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (17km)
  • Cogners (46km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (29km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Ballon

Canton: Ballon

Arrondissement: Mans

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72290

Distance to Ballon

from Le Mans (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 173 km

from Calais: 330 km

from Nice: 736 km

from Bordeaux: 376 km

from Strasbourg: 557 km

Getting here

Ballon is in the north-west of France. 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 Ballon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Conge-sur-Orne, Courceboeufs, Luce-sous-Ballon, Montbizot, Saint-Mars-sous-Ballon, Sainte-Jamme-sur-Sarthe, Souligne-sous-Ballon and Teille.

This page in French: Visiter Ballon

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