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Chatres-la-Foret tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Evron at 4 km from Chatres-la-Foret

Visit Chatres-la-Foret: highlights and tourist information

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Chatres-la-Foret is situated in the Mayenne department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Evron at 4 km and Sainte-Suzanne at 7 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chatres-la-Foret, 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 Chatres-la-Foret in Pays de la Loire.

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



at 4 km (direction north-east)

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

See Evron guide


Most Beautiful Village at 7 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Sainte-Suzanne guide


at 15 km (direction north-north-west)

Here in Jublains you can visit the roman ruins of the ancient...

See Jublains guide


at 17 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saulges guide


at 23 km (direction east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 24 km (direction north-west)

Quite a small town, the highlight of a visit to Mayenne is...

See Mayenne (town) guide


at 26 km (direction west)

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

See Laval guide


at 31 km (direction south-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 33 km (direction south-south-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Solesmes guide


at 34 km (direction north-north-west)

Small town with two 15th century castles and a popular public garden...

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide


at 37 km (direction south-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


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

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

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 40 km (direction north-east), in the Orne department

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

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide


Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction north-east), in the Orne department

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

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide

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

Map of places to visit near Chatres-la-Foret


Markets in and near Chatres-la-Foret

  • Evron: market Thursday (4km)
  • Meslay-du-Maine: market Friday (22km)
  • Sille-le-Guillaume: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Mayenne: market Saturday & Monday (23km)
  • Laval: market Tuesday & Saturday all day (26km)
  • Loue: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Andouille: market Thursday (26km)
  • Villaines-la-Juhel: market Monday (27km)
  • Conlie: market Thursday (31km)
  • Sable-sur-Sarthe: market Monday (33km)

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Tourist attractions near Chatres-la-Foret, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chateau-Gontier (39km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la Massonnière (29km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (33km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (34km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (41km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (50km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (37km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • La Cropte (20km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (30km)
  • Coudray (41km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (44km)
  • Juvigne (46km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (49km)

Geography and distances

Chatres-la-Foret is in the center of France at 26 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Chatres-la-Foret is 220 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chatres-la-Foret

Canton: Évron

Arrondissement: Laval

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53600

Distance to Chatres-la-Foret

from Laval (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 220 km

from Calais: 354 km

from Nice: 772 km

from Bordeaux: 367 km

from Strasbourg: 606 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 Chatres-la-Foret from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Evron, Livet, Neau, Saint-Christophe-du-Luat, Saint-Leger and Sainte-Suzanne.

This page in French: Visiter Chatres-la-Foret

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