Brece tourism and travel guide

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Visit Brece: highlights and tourist information

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Brece is situated in the Mayenne department and Pays de la Loire region, in the center of France at 36 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Brece is 236 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Mayenne (town) at 16 km and Lassay-les-Chateaux at 22 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Brece, France: places to visit and attractions

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.

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Mayenne

Map of places to visit near Brece

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

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)

  • Saint-Brice-en-Cogles (42km)
  • Ducey (44km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

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

Geography and distances

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

Brece is in the center of France. 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