Brain-sur-Longuenee tourism and travel guide

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Brain-sur-Longuenee 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-Longuenee in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau Plessis-Bourre at 16 km and Apocalypse Tapestry at 20 km.

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

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

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 16 km (direction east)

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

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Apocalypse Tapestry

Apocalypse Tapestry

at 20 km (direction east-south-east)

The Apocalypse Tapestry is a remarkable 14th century tapestry, 100 metres long, telling the...

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Chateau d\'Angers

Chateau d'Angers

Castle at 20 km (direction east-south-east)

The mighty fortified walls of Chateau d'Angers form an interesting contrast with the more...

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Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 20 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 20 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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Chateau de Brissac

Chateau de Brissac

Castle at 32 km (direction south-east)

The Chateau de Brissac is the tallest castle in France, has more than 200...

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

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

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at 47 km (direction south-east)

The small village of Aubigne-sur-Layon is very pretty, especially in late spring and summer...

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at 50 km (direction east)

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

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at 51 km (direction east-north-east), in the Sarthe department

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

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at 52 km (direction north-east), in the Mayenne department

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

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at 52 km (direction east-north-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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Markets in and near Brain-sur-Longuenee

  • Le Lion-d'Angers: market Friday (6km)
  • Segre: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Cande: market Monday (21km)
  • Angers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (21km)
  • Tierce: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (23km)
  • Saint-Barthelemy-d'Anjou: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Chalonnes-sur-Loire: market Tuesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Trelaze: market Sunday (27km)
  • Chateau-Gontier: market Thursday & (28km)

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Tourist attractions near Brain-sur-Longuenee, France

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

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chateau-Gontier (28km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (48km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Pin (21km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (33km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (18km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (56km)

Geography and distances

Brain-sur-Longuenee is in the western-centre of France at 20 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Brain-sur-Longuenee is 270 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Brain-sur-Longuenee

Canton: Lion-d'Angers

Arrondissement: Segré

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49220

Distance to Brain-sur-Longuenee

from Angers (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 270 km

from Calais: 420 km

from Nice: 758 km

from Bordeaux: 306 km

from Strasbourg: 642 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-Longuenee from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Gene, La Poueze, Le Lion-d'Angers and Vern-d'Anjou.

This page in French: Visiter Brain-sur-Longuenee