Bannes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bannes in Mayenne

Visit Bannes: highlights and tourist information

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Bannes is situated in the Mayenne department and Pays de la Loire region, in the center of France at 33 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Bannes is 222 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saulges at 4 km and Sainte-Suzanne at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Bannes, 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 Bannes 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 Mayenne

Map of places to visit near Bannes

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

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)
 
 

Geography and distances

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

Bannes is in the center of France. 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