Bethon tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Alencon at 8 km from Bethon

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Bethon 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 Bethon in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Alencon at 8 km and Fresnay-sur-Sarthe at 10 km.

Bethon, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Alencon

Alencon

at 8 km (direction ), in the Orne department

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

See Alencon guide
Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

at 10 km (direction south-west)

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

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide
Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction west), in the Orne department

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

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

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 11 km (direction west), in the Orne department

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

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide
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Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

at 15 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide
Sillé-le-Guillaume

Sillé-le-Guillaume

at 25 km (direction south-west)

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide
Sees

Sees

at 28 km (direction north-north-east), in the Orne department

The cathedral is the famous attraction at Sees, but there are other...

See Sees guide
Belleme

Belleme

at 35 km (direction east), in the Orne department

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

See Belleme guide
Mortagne-au-Perche

Mortagne-au-Perche

at 38 km (direction east-north-east), in the Orne department

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

See Mortagne-au-Perche guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 40 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Le Mans guide
Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

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

The Haras du Pin is the oldest of the national horse training...

See Haras du Pin guide
Evron

Evron

at 43 km (direction west-south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Evron guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 43 km (direction west-north-west), in the Orne department

The town of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is very pleasant, and well known as a...

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
Argentan

Argentan

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

Despite extensive war time damage Argentan has retained several sites of interest...

See Argentan guide

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Markets in and near Bethon

  • Alencon: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (8km)
  • Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (10km)
  • Beaumont-sur-Sarthe: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Mamers: market Monday (21km)
  • Sille-le-Guillaume: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Le Mele-sur-Sarthe: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Villaines-la-Juhel: market Monday (27km)
  • Conlie: market Thursday (27km)
  • Sees: market Saturday (28km)
  • Bonnetable: market Tuesday & Friday (32km)

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Tourist attractions near Bethon, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (29km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (27km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (40km)
  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Sassy (35km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (43km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (12km)
  • Forêt de Perseigne (13km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (21km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (22km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Tourouvre (49km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (38km)
  • La Cropte (62km)
 
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Geography and distances

Bethon is in the north-west of France at 39 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Bethon is 175 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bethon

Canton: Saint-Paterne

Arrondissement: Mamers

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72610

Distance to Bethon

from Le Mans (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 175 km

from Calais: 315 km

from Nice: 758 km

from Bordeaux: 395 km

from Strasbourg: 565 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 Bethon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arconnay, Berus, Bourg-le-Roi, Champfleur, Cherisay, Fye, Gesnes-le-Gandelin, Heloup, Mieuxce, Oisseau-le-Petit, Rouesse-Fontaine and Saint-Victeur.

This page in French: Visiter Bethon

 
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