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Bernay tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Sillé-le-Guillaume at 13 km from Bernay

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Visit Bernay: highlights and tourist information

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Bernay is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region, in the north-west of France at 20 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Bernay is 198 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Sillé-le-Guillaume at 13 km and Le Mans at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Bernay, 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 Bernay 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 Sarthe

Map of places to visit near Bernay


Markets in and near Bernay

  • Conlie: market Thursday (6km)
  • Loue: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Sille-le-Guillaume: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Allonnes: market Tuesday (20km)
  • La Suze-sur-Sarthe: market Thursday (22km)
  • Beaumont-sur-Sarthe: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Le Mans: market every day except Monday (22km)
  • Noyen-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (23km)
  • Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (24km)
  • Arnage: market Saturday (25km)

More information about Bernay, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Bernay, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • La Fleche (42km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (21km)
  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (25km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Mirail (10km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (13km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (16km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (36km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (31km)
  • Forêt de Perseigne (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (20km)
  • La Cropte (35km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (52km)
  • Coudray (54km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (23km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Bernay

Canton: Conlie

Arrondissement: Mans

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72240

Distance to Bernay

from Le Mans (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 198 km

from Calais: 348 km

from Nice: 746 km

from Bordeaux: 362 km

from Strasbourg: 580 km

Getting here

Bernay is in the north-west of France. 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 Bernay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amne, Chassille, Conlie, Coulans-sur-Gee, Cures, Epineu-le-Chevreuil, Longnes, Neuvy-en-Champagne, Ruille-en-Champagne, Saint-Symphorien and Tennie.

This page in French: Visiter Bernay

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