Bousse tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bousse in Sarthe

Photo is of Parcé-sur-Sarthe at 13 km from Bousse

Visit Bousse: highlights and tourist information

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Bousse 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 Bousse in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Parcé-sur-Sarthe at 13 km and Asnieres-sur-Vegre at 19 km.

Bousse, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 13 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


at 19 km (direction north-west)

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

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide


at 20 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Solesmes guide
Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau du Lude guide


at 26 km (direction south-south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Bauge guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 33 km (direction north-east)

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

See Le Mans guide


at 35 km (direction west-north-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Saulges guide
Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 41 km (direction west-south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau Plessis-Bourre guide


Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction north-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Sainte-Suzanne guide


at 46 km (direction north-west)

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide


at 50 km (direction west-south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Angers guide
Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 50 km (direction west-south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin in Angers combines 1500 years of religious architecture with...

See Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin guide
Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 50 km (direction west-south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Angers Cathedral guide


at 50 km (direction north-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Evron guide

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Markets in and near Bousse

  • Malicorne-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (6km)
  • La Fleche: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Noyen-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (12km)
  • La Suze-sur-Sarthe: market Thursday (15km)
  • Le Lude: market Thursday (21km)
  • Sable-sur-Sarthe: market Monday (23km)
  • Ecommoy: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Arnage: market Saturday (25km)
  • Loue: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Allonnes: market Tuesday (27km)

More information about Bousse, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Bousse, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • La Fleche (8km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (33km)
  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (37km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (21km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (21km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (23km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (23km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (24km)
  • Parc de Lathan (37km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (47km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (34km)
  • La Cropte (39km)
  • Coudray (44km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (22km)

Geography and distances

Bousse is in the north-west of France at 34 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Bousse is 215 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bousse

Canton: Malicorne-sur-Sarthe

Arrondissement: Flèche

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72270

Distance to Bousse

from Le Mans (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 215 km

from Calais: 380 km

from Nice: 726 km

from Bordeaux: 328 km

from Strasbourg: 586 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 Bousse from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Artheze, Clermont-Creans, Courcelles-la-Foret, Ligron, Malicorne-sur-Sarthe and Villaines-sous-Malicorne.

This page in French: Visiter Bousse