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Photo of Cosmes in Mayenne

Photo is of Laval at 19 km from Cosmes

Visit Cosmes: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Laval at 19 km and Vitre at 33 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Cosmes, 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 Cosmes in Pays de la Loire.

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



at 19 km (direction north-east)

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

See Laval guide


at 33 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

A town not be missed, Vitré has a superb...

See Vitre guide


at 36 km (direction east)

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

See Saulges guide
Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 43 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 44 km (direction east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Solesmes guide


Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction east-north-east)

The medieval village and the castle in the pretty...

See Sainte-Suzanne guide


at 44 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Evron guide


at 47 km (direction north-east)

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

See Jublains guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 48 km (direction north-north-east)

Quite a small town, the highlight of a visit...

See Mayenne (town) guide


at 48 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The castle and towers in the heart of old Chateaugiron...

See Chateaugiron guide


at 48 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 54 km (direction north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The castle and historic lower town are the main attraction,...

See Fougeres guide
Chateau d'Angers

Chateau d'Angers

Castle at 55 km (direction south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau d'Angers guide
Apocalypse Tapestry

Apocalypse Tapestry

at 55 km (direction south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Apocalypse Tapestry guide

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

Map of places to visit near Cosmes


Markets in and near Cosmes

  • Craon: market Monday (10km)
  • Chateau-Gontier: market Thursday & (16km)
  • Laval: market Tuesday & Saturday all day (19km)
  • Renaze: market Friday (19km)
  • Port-Brillet: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Meslay-du-Maine: market Friday (24km)
  • Segre: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • La Guerche-de-Bretagne: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Andouille: market Thursday (30km)
  • Pouance: market Thursday (30km)

More information about Cosmes, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Cosmes, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chateau-Gontier (17km)
  • Vitre (33km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (9km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (34km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (46km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt du Pertre (22km)
  • Étang de la Valière (29km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (29km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (31km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (38km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (41km)
  • Source - Couesnon (45km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (47km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coudray (23km)
  • La Cropte (29km)
  • Chenille-Change (29km)
  • Juvigne (36km)

Geography and distances

Cosmes is in the center of France at 19 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Cosmes is 260 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cosmes

Canton: Cossé-le-Vivien

Arrondissement: Château-Gontier

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53230

Distance to Cosmes

from Laval (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 260 km

from Calais: 391 km

from Nice: 786 km

from Bordeaux: 344 km

from Strasbourg: 643 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 Cosmes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Astille, Athee, Cosse-le-Vivien, Denaze, La Chapelle-Craonnaise, Marigne-Peuton, Peuton, Quelaines-Saint-Gault and Simple.

This page in French: Visiter Cosmes

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