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Chateau-Gontier tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chateau-Gontier in Mayenne

Photo is of Laval at 27 km from Chateau-Gontier

Visit Chateau-Gontier: highlights and tourist information

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Chateau-Gontier is situated in the Mayenne department and Pays de la Loire region, in the center of France at 27 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Chateau-Gontier is 253 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Chateau-Gontier include "recommended detour", "secteur sauvegarde" and "ville fleurie 4*". It is unusual for a town to have 3 awards, which indicates how important Chateau-Gontier is as a tourist destination!

Popular places to visit nearby include Laval at 27 km and Chateau Plessis-Bourre at 28 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chateau-Gontier, 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 Chateau-Gontier 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 Chateau-Gontier


Markets in and near Chateau-Gontier

Market days in Chateau-Gontier: weekly market: Thursday &;

  • Chateau-Gontier: market Thursday & (0km)
  • Meslay-du-Maine: market Friday (17km)
  • Craon: market Monday (18km)
  • Segre: market Wednesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Le Lion-d'Angers: market Friday (23km)
  • Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (24km)
  • Renaze: market Friday (26km)
  • Sable-sur-Sarthe: market Monday (27km)
  • Laval: market Tuesday & Saturday all day (27km)
  • Tierce: market Wednesday (30km)

More information about Chateau-Gontier, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Chateau-Gontier, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (18km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (45km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt du Pertre (38km)
  • Île Saint-Aubin (38km)
  • Étang de la Valière (45km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (45km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (46km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (54km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (57km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coudray (6km)
  • Chenille-Change (15km)
  • La Cropte (21km)
  • Juvigne (51km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Chateau-Gontier

Canton: Château-Gontier

Arrondissement: Château-Gontier

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53200

Distance to Chateau-Gontier

from Laval (prefecture): 27 km

from Paris: 253 km

from Calais: 393 km

from Nice: 770 km

from Bordeaux: 333 km

from Strasbourg: 632 km

Getting here

Chateau-Gontier 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 Chateau-Gontier from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aze, Chemaze, Coudray, Fromentieres, Loigne-sur-Mayenne and Saint-Fort.

This page in French: Visiter Chateau-Gontier

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