Carelles tourism and travel guide

Photo of Carelles in Mayenne

Visit Carelles: highlights and tourist information

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Carelles 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: Carelles is 245 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Fougeres at 22 km and Mayenne (town) at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Carelles, 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 Carelles 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 Carelles

Markets in and near Carelles

  • Gorron: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Ernee: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Louvigne-du-Desert: market Friday (19km)
  • Fougeres: market Saturday (22km)
  • Mayenne: market Saturday & Monday (23km)
  • Andouille: market Thursday (25km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Port-Brillet: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Saint-James: market Monday (34km)
  • Laval: market Tuesday & Saturday all day (36km)

More information about Carelles, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Carelles, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Carelles.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la Pellerine (13km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (18km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (26km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Source - Couesnon (14km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (19km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (27km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (30km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (34km)
  • Forêt du Pertre (37km)
  • Étang de la Valière (37km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (39km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (46km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (47km)
  • Couesnon (52km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Saint-Brice-en-Cogles (34km)
  • Ducey (38km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Fraimbault (19km)
  • Juvigne (20km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (24km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Carelles

Canton: Gorron

Arrondissement: Mayenne

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53120

Distance to Carelles

from Laval (prefecture): 36 km

from Paris: 245 km

from Calais: 348 km

from Nice: 817 km

from Bordeaux: 395 km

from Strasbourg: 638 km

Getting here

Carelles 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 Carelles from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Colombiers-du-Plessis, Herce, Levare, Saint-Berthevin-la-Tanniere and Saint-Denis-de-Gastines.

This page in French: Visiter Carelles