Champagne tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Le Mans at 10 km from Champagne

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Champagne is situated in the Sarthe 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 Champagne in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Mans at 10 km and Beaumont-sur-Sarthe at 27 km.

Champagne, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Le Mans

Le Mans

at 10 km (direction west)

Le Mans is best known for its famous car race, but also has a...

See Le Mans guide


at 27 km (direction north-west)

It is the countryside around Beaumont-sur-Sarthe that is the main attraction, but the town...

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide
La Ferte-Bernard

La Ferte-Bernard

at 30 km (direction east-north-east)

The medieval character and picturesque setting make La Ferté-Bernard one of our favourite towns...

See La Ferte-Bernard guide


at 37 km (direction north-west)

The traditional market hall and remains of a medieval castle, and the river and...

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide


at 38 km (direction west-north-west)

Sillé le Guillaume has a chateau dating to the 11th century and a 13th...

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide


at 43 km (direction north-north-east), in the Orne department

Belleme is one of several small attractive villages within the Perche Natural Regional Park...

See Belleme guide
Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 44 km (direction south-south-west)

The Chateau de Lude and its lovely gardens are the closest of the Loire...

See Chateau du Lude guide


at 44 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


at 45 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide


at 48 km (direction north-north-west), in the Orne department

There are several sites of historical interest in Alencon, best known as a centre...

See Alencon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction north-west), in the Orne department

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei is a very pretty village in the Regional Natural Park of Normandie-Marne....

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 49 km (direction north-west), in the Orne department

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere is a lovely garden in the charming village of...

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide


at 49 km (direction east-north-east), in the Eure-et-Loir department

Within the Perche Regional Natural Park, in Nogent-le-Rotrou you can discover the castle and...

See Nogent-le-Rotrou guide


at 51 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Solesmes guide

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Markets in and near Champagne

  • Le Mans: market every day except Monday (11km)
  • Connerre: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Allonnes: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Arnage: market Saturday (15km)
  • Bonnetable: market Tuesday & Friday (18km)
  • Le Grand-Luce: market Wednesday all day (20km)
  • Ecommoy: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Beaumont-sur-Sarthe: market Tuesday (27km)
  • La Suze-sur-Sarthe: market Thursday (27km)
  • Conlie: market Thursday (28km)

More information about Champagne, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Champagne, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (5km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (10km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (23km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (24km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (29km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (35km)
  • Jardins du château de Poncé (38km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (44km)
  • Jardin de la petite Rochelle (56km)
  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (57km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Perseigne (43km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (47km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (10km)
  • Cogners (30km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (18km)

Geography and distances

Champagne is in the north-west of France at 10 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Champagne is 175 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Champagne

Canton: Montfort-le-Gesnois

Arrondissement: Mans

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72470

Distance to Champagne

from Le Mans (prefecture): 10 km

from Paris: 175 km

from Calais: 343 km

from Nice: 720 km

from Bordeaux: 361 km

from Strasbourg: 552 km

Getting here

Most visitors get here by car having taken a ferry, probably to Saint-Malo or Caen, and then a drive of around 2 - 3 hours. For driving distances to Champagne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Change, Fatines, Montfort-le-Gesnois, Saint-Corneille, Saint-Mars-la-Briere, Savigne-l'Eveque and Yvre-l'Eveque.

This page in French: Visiter Champagne