Beaufay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Beaufay in Sarthe

Photo is of Beaumont-sur-Sarthe at 19 km from Beaufay

Visit Beaufay: highlights and tourist information

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Beaufay is situated in the Sarthe 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 Beaufay in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Beaumont-sur-Sarthe at 19 km and Le Mans at 20 km.

Beaufay, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 19 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 20 km (direction south-west)

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

See Le Mans guide
La Ferte-Bernard

La Ferte-Bernard

at 22 km (direction east)

The medieval character and picturesque setting make La Ferté-Bernard one of our favourite towns...

See La Ferte-Bernard guide


at 29 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide


at 29 km (direction north-east), in the Orne department

Belleme is one of several small attractive villages within the Perche Natural Regional Park...

See Belleme guide


at 37 km (direction west)

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide


at 37 km (direction north-west), in the Orne department

There are several sites of historical interest in Alencon, best known as a centre...

See Alencon guide


at 39 km (direction east-north-east), in the Eure-et-Loir department

Within the Perche Regional Natural Park, in Nogent-le-Rotrou you can discover the castle and...

See Nogent-le-Rotrou guide


Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction west-north-west), in the Orne department

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei is a very pretty village in the Regional Natural Park of Normandie-Marne....

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 40 km (direction west-north-west), in the Orne department

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere is a lovely garden in the charming village of...

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide
Le Perche

Le Perche

at 42 km (direction east-north-east), in the Orne department

The peaceful countryside of the Perche Natural Regional Park has lots of opportunities to...

See Le Perche guide


at 44 km (direction north-north-east), in the Orne department

There are several places of historic interest to discover here at Mortagne-au-Perche, within the...

See Mortagne-au-Perche guide


at 53 km (direction west-south-west)

The small town of Asnières-sur-Vègre is especially picturesque in the area around the bridge...

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide


at 54 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide

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Map of places to visit near Beaufay


Markets in and near Beaufay

  • Bonnetable: market Tuesday & Friday (6km)
  • Connerre: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Beaumont-sur-Sarthe: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Le Mans: market every day except Monday (22km)
  • La Ferte-Bernard: market Saturday & Monday (22km)
  • Mamers: market Monday (23km)
  • Allonnes: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Le Theil: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Arnage: market Saturday (28km)
  • Conlie: market Thursday (28km)

More information about Beaufay, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Beaufay, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Perche (42km)
  • Normandie-Maine (58km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (16km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (20km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (33km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (36km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (37km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (42km)
  • Jardin de la petite Rochelle (44km)
  • Jardins du château de Poncé (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Perseigne (30km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (40km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (49km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (51km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (18km)
  • Cogners (38km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (30km)

Geography and distances

Beaufay is in the north-west of France at 19 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Beaufay is 166 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Beaufay

Canton: Ballon

Arrondissement: Mans

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72110

Distance to Beaufay

from Le Mans (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 166 km

from Calais: 330 km

from Nice: 727 km

from Bordeaux: 375 km

from Strasbourg: 548 km

Getting here

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 Beaufay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bonnetable, Briosne-les-Sables, Courceboeufs, Courcemont, Saint-Celerin, Sille-le-Philippe and Torce-en-Vallee.

This page in French: Visiter Beaufay