Bernay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bernay in Sarthe

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

Visit Bernay: highlights and tourist information

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Bernay 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 Bernay in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Sillé-le-Guillaume at 13 km and Le Mans at 21 km.

Bernay, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Sillé-le-Guillaume

Sillé-le-Guillaume

at 13 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Le Mans guide
Sainte-Suzanne

Sainte-Suzanne

Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction west), in the Mayenne department

The medieval village and the castle in the pretty village of Sainte-Suzanne still retain...

See Sainte-Suzanne guide
Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

at 22 km (direction north-east)

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

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide
 
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Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

at 24 km (direction north-north-east)

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

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Asnieres-sur-Vegre

Asnieres-sur-Vegre

at 24 km (direction south-west)

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

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Evron

Evron

at 27 km (direction west-north-west), in the Mayenne department

The highlight here at Evron is the Abbey of Notre Dame, in particular the...

See Evron guide
Saulges

Saulges

at 28 km (direction west-south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Saulges guide
Parcé-sur-Sarthe

Parcé-sur-Sarthe

at 28 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide
Solesmes

Solesmes

at 31 km (direction south-west)

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

See Solesmes guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 34 km (direction south-west), in the Orne department

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

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Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction south-west), in the Orne department

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

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Jublains

Jublains

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

Here in Jublains you can visit the roman ruins of the ancient city that...

See Jublains guide
Alencon

Alencon

at 41 km (direction north-north-east), in the Orne department

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

See Alencon guide

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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)

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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)
 
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Geography and distances

Bernay is in the north-west of France at 20 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Bernay is 198 kilometres from Paris).

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

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