Brains-sur-les-Marches tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Vitre at 26 km from Brains-sur-les-Marches

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Brains-sur-les-Marches 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 Brains-sur-les-Marches in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vitre at 26 km and Chateaugiron at 30 km.

Brains-sur-les-Marches, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 26 km (direction ), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

A town not be missed, Vitré has a superb historic centre with numerous fascinating...

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at 30 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The castle and towers in the heart of old Chateaugiron help explain why it...

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at 37 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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at 45 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

An unmissable highlight in the region, Rennes has a very picturesque medieval centre...

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at 53 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Langon is home to an ancient chapel with a Roman fresco...

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Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 57 km (direction east-south-east), 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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Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 63 km (direction north-east)

Quite a small town, the highlight of a visit to Mayenne is the nearby...

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Chateau d\'Angers

Chateau d'Angers

Castle at 66 km (direction east-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

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Apocalypse Tapestry

Apocalypse Tapestry

at 66 km (direction east-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

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Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 66 km (direction east-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

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

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at 66 km (direction east-south-east), 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 Brains-sur-les-Marches

  • La Guerche-de-Bretagne: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Renaze: market Friday (14km)
  • Pouance: market Thursday (16km)
  • Craon: market Monday (18km)
  • Janze: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Vitre: market Monday (26km)
  • Port-Brillet: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Chateaubourg: market Friday (30km)
  • Chateaugiron: market Thursday (30km)
  • Segre: market Wednesday & Saturday (32km)

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Tourist attractions near Brains-sur-les-Marches, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Vitre (26km)
  • Chateau-Gontier (36km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (18km)
  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (36km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt du Pertre (22km)
  • Étang de la Valière (23km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (26km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (29km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (30km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (34km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (38km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (44km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (44km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (47km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Grand-Fougeray (45km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Juvigne (40km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne (41km)
  • Coudray (41km)
  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (43km)
  • Chenille-Change (44km)

Geography and distances

Brains-sur-les-Marches is in the center of France at 37 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Brains-sur-les-Marches is 282 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Brains-sur-les-Marches

Canton: Saint-Aignan-sur-Roë

Arrondissement: Château-Gontier

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53350

Distance to Brains-sur-les-Marches

from Laval (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 282 km

from Calais: 405 km

from Nice: 803 km

from Bordeaux: 342 km

from Strasbourg: 666 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 Brains-sur-les-Marches from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chelun, Fontaine-Couverte, La Guerche-de-Bretagne, La Roe, Rannee, Saint-Aignan-sur-Roe and Saint-Michel-de-la-Roe.

This page in French: Visiter Brains-sur-les-Marches