Brece tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Les Jardins des Renaudies at 4 km from Brece

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Brece 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 Brece in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Les Jardins des Renaudies at 4 km and Mayenne (town) at 16 km.

Brece, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 4 km (direction west)

Les Jardins des Renaudies is a pretty garden in north-west France...

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Mayenne (town) guide


at 22 km (direction east)

Small town with two 15th century castles and a popular public garden...

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide


at 24 km (direction north-east), in the Orne department

The castle forms an excellent backdrop to the cobbled streets in the old town...

See Domfront guide


at 27 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Jublains guide


at 31 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The castle and historic lower town are the main attraction, but be sure to...

See Fougeres guide
Bagnoles de l\'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 32 km (direction east-north-east), in the Orne department

The town of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is very pleasant, and well known as a spa town...

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide


at 36 km (direction south)

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

See Laval guide


at 39 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Evron guide


at 43 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Most visitors to Saint-Brice-en-Cogles also enjoy the tour of the local castles and manor...

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide


at 44 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Vitre guide


Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction south-east)

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

See Sainte-Suzanne guide


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

When you visit Vire be sure to also explore the Route des Gorges de...

See Vire guide


at 54 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saulges guide

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Markets in and near Brece

  • Gorron: market Wednesday (2km)
  • Ernee: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Mayenne: market Saturday & Monday (17km)
  • Andouille: market Thursday (24km)
  • Louvigne-du-Desert: market Friday (26km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet: market Wednesday (30km)
  • Fougeres: market Saturday (30km)
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (33km)
  • Port-Brillet: market Tuesday (34km)
  • Laval: market Tuesday & Saturday all day (36km)

More information about Brece, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Brece, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (20km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (21km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (34km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Source - Couesnon (22km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (28km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (34km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (36km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (40km)
  • Forêt du Pertre (42km)
  • Étang de la Valière (43km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Fraimbault (12km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (15km)
  • Juvigne (26km)

Geography and distances

Brece is in the center of France at 36 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Brece is 236 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Brece

Canton: Gorron

Arrondissement: Mayenne

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53120

Distance to Brece

from Laval (prefecture): 36 km

from Paris: 236 km

from Calais: 342 km

from Nice: 811 km

from Bordeaux: 396 km

from Strasbourg: 629 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 Brece from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Colombiers-du-Plessis, Gorron, Herce, Lesbois, Saint-Denis-de-Gastines and Vieuvy.

This page in French: Visiter Brece