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Coulaines tourism and travel guide

Photo of Coulaines in Sarthe

Photo is of Le Mans at 2 km from Coulaines

Visit Coulaines: highlights and tourist information

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Coulaines is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region.

Tourist classifications for Coulaines include "ville fleurie 4*".

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Mans at 2 km and Beaumont-sur-Sarthe at 23 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Coulaines, 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 Coulaines in Pays de la Loire.

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

Le Mans

Le Mans

at 2 km (direction south-south-west)

Le Mans is best known for its famous car...

See Le Mans guide


at 23 km (direction north-north-west)

It is the countryside around Beaumont-sur-Sarthe that is the...

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide


at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

Sillé le Guillaume has a chateau dating to the...

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide


at 32 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide


at 36 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide


at 36 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide
La Ferte-Bernard

La Ferte-Bernard

at 38 km (direction east-north-east)

The medieval character and picturesque setting make La Ferté-Bernard one...

See La Ferte-Bernard guide
Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 42 km (direction south)

The Chateau de Lude and its lovely gardens are...

See Chateau du Lude guide


Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Sainte-Suzanne guide


at 42 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Solesmes guide


Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction north-west), in the Orne department

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

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 44 km (direction north-west), in the Orne department

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

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide


at 45 km (direction west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Saulges guide


at 46 km (direction north-north-west), in the Orne department

There are several sites of historical interest in Alencon, best known...

See Alencon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Coulaines


Markets in and near Coulaines

  • Le Mans: market every day except Monday (5km)
  • Allonnes: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Arnage: market Saturday (11km)
  • La Suze-sur-Sarthe: market Thursday (20km)
  • Conlie: market Thursday (20km)
  • Connerre: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Ecommoy: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Beaumont-sur-Sarthe: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Bonnetable: market Tuesday & Friday (24km)
  • Loue: market Tuesday (26km)

More information about Coulaines, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Coulaines, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • La Fleche (42km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (2km)
  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (5km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (15km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (20km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (23km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (26km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (42km)
  • Jardins du château de Poncé (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (42km)
  • Forêt de Perseigne (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cogners (38km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (12km)

Geography and distances

Coulaines is in the north-west of France at 0 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Coulaines is 183 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Coulaines

Canton: Mans-Nord-Campagne

Arrondissement: Mans

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72190

Distance to Coulaines

from Le Mans (prefecture): 0 km

from Paris: 183 km

from Calais: 347 km

from Nice: 728 km

from Bordeaux: 359 km

from Strasbourg: 561 km

Getting here

Most visitors get here by car having taken a ferry, probably to Saint-Malo or Caen, and then a drive of around 2 - 3 hours. For driving distances to Coulaines from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Change, La Chapelle-Saint-Aubin, La Milesse, Le Mans, Neuville-sur-Sarthe, Rouillon, Saint-Pavace, Saint-Saturnin, Sarge-les-le-Mans and Yvre-l'Eveque.

This page in French: Visiter Coulaines

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