Contest tourism and travel guide

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Visit Contest: highlights and tourist information

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Contest is situated in the Mayenne department and Pays de la Loire region, in the center of France at 23 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Contest is 231 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Mayenne (town) at 6 km and Jublains at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Contest, 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 Contest in Pays de la Loire.

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


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Map of places to visit near Contest

Markets in and near Contest

  • Mayenne: market Saturday & Monday (6km)
  • Andouille: market Thursday (13km)
  • Gorron: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Ernee: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Laval: market Tuesday & Saturday all day (23km)
  • Evron: market Thursday (23km)
  • Port-Brillet: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Villaines-la-Juhel: market Monday (30km)
  • Meslay-du-Maine: market Friday (35km)
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (37km)

More information about Contest, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Contest, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Contest.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (50km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (16km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (30km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (47km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (51km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (55km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Source - Couesnon (30km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (36km)
  • Forêt du Pertre (37km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (39km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (39km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (40km)
  • Étang de la Valière (42km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (15km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (25km)
  • Juvigne (28km)
  • La Cropte (36km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Contest

Canton: Mayenne-Ouest

Arrondissement: Mayenne

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53100

Distance to Contest

from Laval (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 231 km

from Calais: 349 km

from Nice: 794 km

from Bordeaux: 381 km

from Strasbourg: 621 km

Getting here

Contest 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 Contest from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Commer, Mayenne, Moulay, Parigne-sur-Braye, Saint-Baudelle, Saint-Georges-Buttavent and Saint-Germain-d'Anxure.

This page in French: Visiter Contest