Bannes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bannes in Mayenne

Photo is of Saulges at 4 km from Bannes

Visit Bannes: highlights and tourist information

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Bannes is situated in the Mayenne 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 Bannes in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saulges at 4 km and Sainte-Suzanne at 13 km.

Bannes, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Saulges

Saulges

at 4 km (direction west)

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

See Saulges guide
Sainte-Suzanne

Sainte-Suzanne

Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction west)

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

See Sainte-Suzanne guide
Asnieres-sur-Vegre

Asnieres-sur-Vegre

at 13 km (direction south-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
Solesmes

Solesmes

at 15 km (direction south-south-east), in the Sarthe department

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

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Parcé-sur-Sarthe

Parcé-sur-Sarthe

at 19 km (direction south-east), in the Sarthe department

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

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Evron

Evron

at 20 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Evron guide
Sillé-le-Guillaume

Sillé-le-Guillaume

at 28 km (direction north-east), in the Sarthe department

Sillé le Guillaume has a chateau dating to the 11th century and a 13th...

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Jublains

Jublains

at 33 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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Laval

Laval

at 33 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Laval guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 41 km (direction east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Le Mans guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 42 km (direction north-west)

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

See Mayenne (town) guide
Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

at 43 km (direction north-east), in the Sarthe department

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

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Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 45 km (direction south-south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

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Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

at 45 km (direction east-north-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide

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Markets in and near Bannes

  • Loue: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Sable-sur-Sarthe: market Monday (16km)
  • Meslay-du-Maine: market Friday (16km)
  • Evron: market Thursday (19km)
  • Noyen-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (22km)
  • Malicorne-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (27km)
  • Sille-le-Guillaume: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Conlie: market Thursday (29km)
  • La Suze-sur-Sarthe: market Thursday (30km)
  • Chateau-Gontier: market Thursday & (32km)

More information about Bannes, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Bannes, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chateau-Gontier (31km)
  • La Fleche (38km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la Massonnière (16km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (22km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (30km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (47km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (47km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (47km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • La Cropte (11km)
  • Coudray (30km)
  • Chenille-Change (39km)
  • Coulaines (41km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (48km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (37km)
 
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Geography and distances

Bannes is in the center of France at 33 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Bannes is 222 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bannes

Canton: Meslay-du-Maine

Arrondissement: Laval

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53340

Distance to Bannes

from Laval (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 222 km

from Calais: 366 km

from Nice: 757 km

from Bordeaux: 350 km

from Strasbourg: 603 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 Bannes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ballee, Cosse-en-Champagne, Epineux-le-Seguin, Saint-Denis-d'Orques, Saint-Jean-sur-Erve, Saint-Pierre-sur-Erve, Saulges, Thorigne-en-Charnie and Vire-en-Champagne.

This page in French: Visiter Bannes