Briollay tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau Plessis-Bourre at 5 km from Briollay

Visit Briollay: highlights and tourist information

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Briollay 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 Briollay in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau Plessis-Bourre at 5 km and Angers Cathedral at 12 km.

Briollay, 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 5 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chateau Plessis-Bourre guide
Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

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

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

See Angers Cathedral guide


at 12 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Angers guide
Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

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

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

See Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin guide
Chateau d\'Angers

Chateau d'Angers

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

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

See Chateau d'Angers guide
Apocalypse Tapestry

Apocalypse Tapestry

at 12 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Apocalypse Tapestry guide
Chateau de Brissac

Chateau de Brissac

Castle at 24 km (direction south)

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

See Chateau de Brissac guide


at 30 km (direction east)

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

See Bauge guide


at 35 km (direction north-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Solesmes guide


at 38 km (direction north-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


at 40 km (direction south)

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

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide


at 41 km (direction north-east), in the Sarthe department

The small town of Asnières-sur-Vègre is especially picturesque in the area around the bridge...

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide


at 47 km (direction north-north-east), in the Mayenne department

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

See Saulges guide


at 47 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saumur guide

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Map of places to visit near Briollay


Markets in and near Briollay

  • Tierce: market Wednesday (5km)
  • Seiches-sur-le-Loir: market Thursday (10km)
  • Saint-Barthelemy-d'Anjou: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (12km)
  • Angers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (14km)
  • Trelaze: market Sunday (14km)
  • Le Lion-d'Angers: market Friday (18km)
  • Brissac-Quince: market Thursday (24km)
  • Beaufort-en-Vallee: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Segre: market Wednesday & Saturday (31km)

More information about Briollay, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Briollay, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chateau-Gontier (33km)
  • La Fleche (35km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Pin (33km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (46km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (52km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (58km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (8km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (45km)

Geography and distances

Briollay is in the western-centre of France at 12 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Briollay is 255 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Briollay

Canton: Tiercé

Arrondissement: Angers

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49125

Distance to Briollay

from Angers (prefecture): 12 km

from Paris: 255 km

from Calais: 413 km

from Nice: 741 km

from Bordeaux: 304 km

from Strasbourg: 623 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 Briollay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cantenay-Epinard, Cheffes, Ecouflant, Ecuille, Pellouailles-les-Vignes, Saint-Sylvain-d'Anjou, Soucelles, Soulaire-et-Bourg, Tierce and Villeveque.

This page in French: Visiter Briollay