Chateau-Gontier tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chateau-Gontier in Mayenne

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Chateau-Gontier is situated in the Mayenne department and Pays de la Loire region.

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!

Below you can see 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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Laval at 27 km and Chateau Plessis-Bourre at 28 km.

Chateau-Gontier, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 27 km (direction north-north-west)

The castle, the river and the historic centre make the substantial town...

See Laval guide
Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 28 km (direction south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau Plessis-Bourre guide


at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saulges guide


at 30 km (direction east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Solesmes guide


at 36 km (direction east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide


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

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction north-east)

The medieval village and the castle in the pretty village of Sainte-Suzanne...

See Sainte-Suzanne guide
Chateau d'Angers

Chateau d'Angers

Castle at 42 km (direction south-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

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Apocalypse Tapestry

Apocalypse Tapestry

at 42 km (direction south-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Apocalypse Tapestry guide
Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 42 km (direction south-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Angers Cathedral guide
Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 42 km (direction south-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin guide


at 42 km (direction south-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Angers guide


at 43 km (direction north-east)

The highlight here at Evron is the Abbey of Notre Dame, in...

See Evron guide


at 50 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

A town not be missed, Vitré has a superb historic centre with...

See Vitre guide

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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

Chateau-Gontier is in the center of France at 27 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Chateau-Gontier is 253 kilometres from Paris).

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

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