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Photo is of Solesmes at 22 km from Chatelain

Visit Chatelain: highlights and tourist information

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Chatelain is situated in the Mayenne department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Solesmes at 22 km and Chateau Plessis-Bourre at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chatelain, 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 Chatelain in Pays de la Loire.

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



at 22 km (direction east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Solesmes guide
Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 23 km (direction south-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 24 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saulges guide


at 28 km (direction east-north-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 30 km (direction east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


at 32 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Laval guide


Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction north-east)

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

See Sainte-Suzanne guide
Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 38 km (direction south), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Angers Cathedral guide
Chateau d'Angers

Chateau d'Angers

Castle at 38 km (direction south), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau d'Angers guide
Apocalypse Tapestry

Apocalypse Tapestry

at 38 km (direction south), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Apocalypse Tapestry guide
Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 38 km (direction south), 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 38 km (direction south), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Angers guide


at 41 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Evron guide


at 47 km (direction east-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Bauge is a small traditional town with a small castle - and...

See Bauge guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Mayenne

Map of places to visit near Chatelain


Markets in and near Chatelain

  • Chateau-Gontier: market Thursday & (9km)
  • Meslay-du-Maine: market Friday (16km)
  • Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (16km)
  • Sable-sur-Sarthe: market Monday (19km)
  • Le Lion-d'Angers: market Friday (22km)
  • Tierce: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Segre: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Craon: market Monday (27km)
  • Seiches-sur-le-Loir: market Thursday (32km)
  • Laval: market Tuesday & Saturday all day (32km)

More information about Chatelain, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Chatelain, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chateau-Gontier (8km)
  • La Fleche (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (27km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (38km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (45km)
  • Jardins du Pin (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (34km)
  • Forêt du Pertre (46km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (53km)
  • Étang de la Valière (53km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coudray (4km)
  • Chenille-Change (13km)
  • La Cropte (18km)

Geography and distances

Chatelain is in the center of France at 32 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Chatelain is 247 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chatelain

Canton: Bierné

Arrondissement: Château-Gontier

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53200

Distance to Chatelain

from Laval (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 247 km

from Calais: 392 km

from Nice: 761 km

from Bordeaux: 330 km

from Strasbourg: 624 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 Chatelain from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Argenton-Notre-Dame, Bierne, Coudray, Gennes-sur-Glaize, Saint-Laurent-Des-Mortiers and Saint-Michel-de-Feins.

This page in French: Visiter Chatelain

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