Besse-sur-Braye tourism and travel guide

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Visit Besse-sur-Braye: highlights and tourist information

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Besse-sur-Braye is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region, in the north-west of France at 46 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Besse-sur-Braye is 164 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Lavardin at 14 km and Vendome at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Besse-sur-Braye, 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 Besse-sur-Braye in Pays de la Loire.

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


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Map of places to visit near Besse-sur-Braye

Markets in and near Besse-sur-Braye

Market days in Besse-sur-Braye: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Besse-sur-Braye: market Saturday (0km)
  • Savigny-sur-Braye: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Saint-Calais: market Thursday all day & Sunday (10km)
  • Montoire-sur-le-Loir: market Saturday (12km)
  • Mondoubleau: market Saturday & Monday all day (20km)
  • Le Grand-Luce: market Wednesday all day (21km)
  • Souday: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Saint-Ouen: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Vibraye: market Friday (25km)
  • Neuvy-le-Roi: market Friday (28km)

More information about Besse-sur-Braye, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Besse-sur-Braye, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Besse-sur-Braye.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Fougeres-sur-Bievre Chateau (62km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (41km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Poncé (10km)
  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (19km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (38km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Valmer (43km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (48km)
  • Roseraie des terrasses de l’évêché (51km)
  • Domaine régional de Chaumont-sur-Loire (51km)
  • Parc de Lathan (59km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cogners (8km)
  • Coulaines (46km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (39km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Besse-sur-Braye

Canton: Saint-Calais

Arrondissement: Mans

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72310

Distance to Besse-sur-Braye

from Le Mans (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 164 km

from Calais: 356 km

from Nice: 683 km

from Bordeaux: 348 km

from Strasbourg: 525 km

Getting here

Besse-sur-Braye 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 Besse-sur-Braye from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bonneveau, Celle, La Chapelle-Gaugain, La Chapelle-Huon, Lavenay, Savigny-sur-Braye and Troo.

This page in French: Visiter Besse-sur-Braye