Bouessay tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Solesmes at 7 km from Bouessay

Visit Bouessay: highlights and tourist information

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Bouessay is situated in the Mayenne 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 Bouessay in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Solesmes at 7 km and Asnieres-sur-Vegre at 12 km.

Bouessay, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 7 km (direction east-south-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Solesmes guide


at 12 km (direction east), in the Sarthe department

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

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at 12 km (direction east)

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

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at 15 km (direction east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction east)

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

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at 31 km (direction east)

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

See Evron guide
Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 32 km (direction south-south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The most unusual feature of Chateau Plessis-Bourre is the way it combines medieval and...

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at 36 km (direction west-north-west)

The castle, the river and the historic centre make the substantial town of Laval...

See Laval guide


at 40 km (direction north-east), in the Sarthe department

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

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at 43 km (direction south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Bauge is a small traditional town with a small castle - and a very...

See Bauge guide


at 43 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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Le Mans

Le Mans

at 46 km (direction east-north-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Le Mans guide
Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 46 km (direction south-south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The cathedral in Angers is the earliest example of Angevin gothic architecture in France...

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at 47 km (direction south-south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Most famous for its castle, Angers also has a cathedral and many other interesting...

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Markets in and near Bouessay

  • Sable-sur-Sarthe: market Monday (5km)
  • Meslay-du-Maine: market Friday (15km)
  • Noyen-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (22km)
  • Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (23km)
  • Loue: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Malicorne-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (24km)
  • Chateau-Gontier: market Thursday & (24km)
  • Tierce: market Wednesday (30km)
  • La Fleche: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Evron: market Thursday (31km)

More information about Bouessay, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Bouessay, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chateau-Gontier (24km)
  • La Fleche (31km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la Massonnière (22km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (28km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (33km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (42km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (48km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (53km)
  • Parc de Lathan (60km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • La Cropte (12km)
  • Coudray (21km)
  • Chenille-Change (28km)
  • Coulaines (47km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (40km)

Geography and distances

Bouessay is in the center of France at 36 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Bouessay is 230 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bouessay

Canton: Grez-en-Bouère

Arrondissement: Château-Gontier

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53290

Distance to Bouessay

from Laval (prefecture): 36 km

from Paris: 230 km

from Calais: 379 km

from Nice: 753 km

from Bordeaux: 338 km

from Strasbourg: 608 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive here from the cross channel ports of Saint Malo and Caen, the jorney only taking a couple of hours. For driving distances to Bouessay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Auvers-le-Hamon, Beaumont-Pied-de-Boeuf, Sable-sur-Sarthe, Saint-Brice, Saint-Loup-du-Dorat and Souvigne-sur-Sarthe.

This page in French: Visiter Bouessay