Bauge tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Bauge is a small traditional town with a small castle - and a very interesting apothecary!

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

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Bauge. For detailed visitor information see the Bauge travel guide.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saumur at 31 km and Chateau de Saumur at 32 km.

Bauge, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 23 km (direction east-north-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Chateau du Lude guide


at 31 km (direction south)

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

See Saumur guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 32 km (direction south)

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

See Chateau de Saumur guide
Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 34 km (direction west)

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

See Chateau Plessis-Bourre guide


at 34 km (direction north-north-west), in the Sarthe department

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


at 34 km (direction west)

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

See Angers guide
Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 35 km (direction west)

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

See Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin guide
Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 35 km (direction west)

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

See Angers Cathedral guide
Chateau d'Angers

Chateau d'Angers

Castle at 35 km (direction west)

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

See Chateau d'Angers guide
Apocalypse Tapestry

Apocalypse Tapestry

at 35 km (direction west)

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

See Apocalypse Tapestry guide
Chateau de Brissac

Chateau de Brissac

Castle at 37 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chateau de Brissac guide


at 38 km (direction north-north-west), in the Sarthe department

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

See Solesmes guide


Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction south-south-east)

Montsoreau, listed as a 'most beautiful villages in France', also has an...

See Montsoreau guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction south-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

In the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, a 'most beautiful village in France', you...

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide

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Markets in and near Bauge

  • Beaufort-en-Vallee: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Noyant: market Friday (16km)
  • La Fleche: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Longue-Jumelles: market Thursday (18km)
  • Seiches-sur-le-Loir: market Thursday (19km)
  • Le Lude: market Thursday (23km)
  • Tierce: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Trelaze: market Sunday (29km)
  • Saint-Barthelemy-d'Anjou: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Malicorne-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (31km)

More information about Bauge, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Bauge, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • La Fleche (17km)
  • Chateau-Gontier (55km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Lathan (21km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (23km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (40km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (46km)
  • Les jardins de la Chatonnière (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (33km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (42km)
  • Spaycific'Zoo (46km)

Geography and distances

Bauge is in the western-centre of France at 35 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Bauge is 233 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bauge

Canton: Baugé

Arrondissement: Saumur

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49150

Distance to Bauge

from Angers (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 233 km

from Calais: 405 km

from Nice: 714 km

from Bordeaux: 303 km

from Strasbourg: 595 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 Bauge from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boce, Chartrene, Echemire, Le Guedeniau, Le Vieil-Bauge, Montpollin, Pontigne and Saint-Martin-d'Arce.

This page in French: Visiter Bauge