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Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau Plessis-Bourre at 10 km from Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe

Visit Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe: highlights and tourist information

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Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe is situated in the Maine-et-Loire department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau Plessis-Bourre at 10 km and Solesmes at 24 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe, 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 Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe in Pays de la Loire.

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

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 10 km (direction south-west)

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

See Chateau Plessis-Bourre guide


at 24 km (direction north-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Solesmes guide
Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 24 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Angers Cathedral guide


at 24 km (direction south-south-west)

Most famous for its castle, Angers also has a...

See Angers guide
Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 24 km (direction south-south-west)

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

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

Chateau d'Angers

Castle at 24 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Chateau d'Angers guide
Apocalypse Tapestry

Apocalypse Tapestry

at 24 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Apocalypse Tapestry guide


at 28 km (direction east-north-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


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

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

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide


at 33 km (direction east-south-east)

Bauge is a small traditional town with a small...

See Bauge guide


at 34 km (direction north-north-east), in the Mayenne department

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

See Saulges guide
Chateau de Brissac

Chateau de Brissac

Castle at 36 km (direction south)

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

See Chateau de Brissac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction north-north-east), in the Mayenne department

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

See Sainte-Suzanne guide


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

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

See Laval guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Maine-et-Loire

Map of places to visit near Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe


Markets in and near Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe

Market days in Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe: weekly market: Friday;

  • Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (0km)
  • Tierce: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Seiches-sur-le-Loir: market Thursday (15km)
  • Le Lion-d'Angers: market Friday (18km)
  • Sable-sur-Sarthe: market Monday (21km)
  • Chateau-Gontier: market Thursday & (24km)
  • Saint-Barthelemy-d'Anjou: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Angers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (26km)
  • Trelaze: market Sunday (26km)
  • Segre: market Wednesday & Saturday (29km)

More information about Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe, France

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

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chateau-Gontier (23km)
  • La Fleche (31km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (43km)
  • Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (39km)
  • Jardins du Pin (41km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (41km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (47km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (49km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (20km)
  • Forêt du Pertre (61km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chenille-Change (14km)
  • Coudray (17km)
  • La Cropte (31km)

Geography and distances

Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe is in the western-centre of France at 24 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe is 247 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe

Canton: Châteauneuf-sur-Sarthe

Arrondissement: Segré

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49330

Distance to Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe

from Angers (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 247 km

from Calais: 401 km

from Nice: 747 km

from Bordeaux: 316 km

from Strasbourg: 619 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 Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brissarthe, Cherre, Contigne, Etriche and Juvardeil.

This page in French: Visiter Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe

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