Brain-sur-Allonnes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Brain-sur-Allonnes in Maine-et-Loire

Photo is of Montsoreau at 10 km from Brain-sur-Allonnes

Visit Brain-sur-Allonnes: highlights and tourist information

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Brain-sur-Allonnes is situated in the Maine-et-Loire 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 Brain-sur-Allonnes in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Montsoreau at 10 km and Candes-Saint-Martin at 10 km.

Brain-sur-Allonnes, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 10 km (direction south)

Montsoreau, listed as a 'most beautiful villages in France', also has an interesting troglodyte...

See Montsoreau guide


Most Beautiful Village at 10 km (direction south), in the Indre-et-Loire department

In the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, a 'most beautiful village in France', you can see...

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Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 10 km (direction south), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The collegiate church of Candes-Saint-Martin has numerous medieval statues incorporated in the facade and...

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Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 12 km (direction west-south-west)

The Chateau de Saumur stands in an impressive location with views across the Loire...

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at 12 km (direction west-south-west)

The town of Saumur, in the shadow of the famous castle, is a lovely...

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Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 13 km (direction south)

The Fontevraud Abbey has a great deal to see: it is one of the...

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Chateau d\'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

Castle at 18 km (direction east-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The imposing Chateau d'Usse, next to the Loire, is an imposing medieval-renaissance castle surrounded...

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at 18 km (direction east-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

As well as the castle, Chinon has a very impressive medieval centre to explore...

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Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 20 km (direction south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Chinon retains more medieval elements than most Loire Valley castles...

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Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 25 km (direction south-west)

The Château de Montreuil-Bellay is an impressive 15th century castle surrouned by medieval ramparts...

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Chateau de Langeais

Chateau de Langeais

Castle at 26 km (direction east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Langeais is a medieval-renaissance castle with nicely furnished rooms and the oldest...

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at 26 km (direction east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Langeais is a small town with a pretty town centre, best known for the...

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Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 29 km (direction south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

One of the more modest castles in the region, both the Chateau de Rivau...

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at 30 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bauge guide

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Map of places to visit near Brain-sur-Allonnes


Markets in and near Brain-sur-Allonnes

  • Bourgueil: market Tuesday & Saturday (8km)
  • Montsoreau: market Sunday (10km)
  • Saumur: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (13km)
  • Avoine: market Friday (14km)
  • Longue-Jumelles: market Thursday (16km)
  • Chinon: market Thursday all day & Sunday (20km)
  • Noyant: market Friday (24km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Langeais: market Sunday (26km)
  • Beaufort-en-Vallee: market Wednesday (26km)

More information about Brain-sur-Allonnes, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Brain-sur-Allonnes, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (32km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (25km)
  • Loudun (32km)
  • La Fleche (45km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (30km)

Geography and distances

Brain-sur-Allonnes is in the western-centre of France at 51 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Brain-sur-Allonnes is 242 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Brain-sur-Allonnes

Canton: Allonnes

Arrondissement: Saumur

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49650

Distance to Brain-sur-Allonnes

from Angers (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 242 km

from Calais: 426 km

from Nice: 689 km

from Bordeaux: 279 km

from Strasbourg: 589 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive in a car from one of the ferry terminals - Saint Malo and Caen are most practical, allow around 3-4 hours for the journey. For driving distances to Brain-sur-Allonnes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Allonnes, La Breille-les-Pins and Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil.

This page in French: Visiter Brain-sur-Allonnes