Barace tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau Plessis-Bourre at 15 km from Barace

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Barace 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 Barace in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau Plessis-Bourre at 15 km and Bauge at 22 km.

Barace, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 15 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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at 22 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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at 24 km (direction south-west)

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

See Angers guide
Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 24 km (direction south-west)

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

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Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 24 km (direction south-west)

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

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at 24 km (direction north-north-east), in the Sarthe department

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

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Chateau d\'Angers

Chateau d'Angers

Castle at 24 km (direction south-west)

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

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Apocalypse Tapestry

Apocalypse Tapestry

at 24 km (direction south-west)

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

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at 25 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


at 29 km (direction north-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
Chateau de Brissac

Chateau de Brissac

Castle at 34 km (direction south-south-west)

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

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at 38 km (direction south-south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

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Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 39 km (direction east), in the Sarthe department

The Chateau de Lude and its lovely gardens are the closest of the Loire...

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at 47 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saumur guide

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Markets in and near Barace

  • Seiches-sur-le-Loir: market Thursday (7km)
  • Tierce: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (11km)
  • Saint-Barthelemy-d'Anjou: market Tuesday (22km)
  • La Fleche: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Sable-sur-Sarthe: market Monday (22km)
  • Trelaze: market Sunday (23km)
  • Beaufort-en-Vallee: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Angers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (25km)
  • Le Lion-d'Angers: market Friday (27km)

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Tourist attractions near Barace, France

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

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • La Fleche (22km)
  • Chateau-Gontier (33km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (35km)
  • Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (35km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (39km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (40km)
  • Parc de Lathan (43km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (44km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (45km)
  • Jardins du Pin (45km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (49km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (20km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chenille-Change (24km)
  • Coudray (27km)
  • La Cropte (37km)
  • Coulaines (60km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (49km)

Geography and distances

Barace is in the western-centre of France at 24 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Barace is 242 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Barace

Canton: Durtal

Arrondissement: Angers

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49430

Distance to Barace

from Angers (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 242 km

from Calais: 401 km

from Nice: 736 km

from Bordeaux: 312 km

from Strasbourg: 611 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 Barace from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Huille, La Chapelle-Saint-Laud, Lezigne and Montreuil-sur-Loir.

This page in French: Visiter Barace