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Besse-sur-Braye tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Lavardin at 14 km from Besse-sur-Braye

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Lavardin at 14 km and Vendome at 24 km.

Besse-sur-Braye, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Lavardin

Lavardin

Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction east-south-east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

With a river and ancient bridge below and an ancient castle above...

See Lavardin guide
Vendome

Vendome

at 24 km (direction east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

Now listed as a 'town of art and history', Vendome retains many...

See Vendome guide
La Ferte-Bernard

La Ferte-Bernard

at 40 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See La Ferte-Bernard guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 45 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Le Mans guide
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Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 48 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chateau du Lude guide
Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Cathedral at 48 km (direction south), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The la Psalette cloister and the cathedral of Tours together make a...

See Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters guide
Tours

Tours

at 49 km (direction south), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Tours is a large important town with numerous monuments, gardens and medieval...

See Tours guide
Basilica of Saint-Martin in Tours

Basilica of Saint-Martin in Tours

Church at 49 km (direction south), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The basilica Saint-Martin is an imposing neo-byzantine church in the town of...

See Basilica of Saint-Martin in Tours guide
Chateau d'Amboise

Chateau d'Amboise

Castle at 50 km (direction south-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The Chateau d'Amboise is a castle with impressive gardens and a lovely...

See Chateau d'Amboise guide
Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Castle at 50 km (direction south-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The Chateau de Clos-Lucé was home to Leonardo da Vinci and you...

See Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise guide
Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Castle at 50 km (direction south-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard in Amboise is the first Renaissance...

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Amboise

Amboise

at 51 km (direction south-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Although it is the castle that attracts visitors to Amboise, you will...

See Amboise guide
Chateau de Chaumont

Chateau de Chaumont

Castle at 51 km (direction south-east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

The small village of Chaumont-sur-Loire is dominated by the Chateau de Chaumont,...

See Chateau de Chaumont guide
Blois

Blois

at 51 km (direction east-south-east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

The town of Blois, with its castle, cathedral, extensive historic centre and...

See Blois guide

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Besse-sur-Braye, France

What to do at Besse-sur-Braye? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Besse-sur-Braye is 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).

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

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

 
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