Craon tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Laval at 29 km from Craon

Visit Craon: highlights and tourist information

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Craon in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Laval at 29 km and Vitre at 37 km.

Craon, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Laval

Laval

at 29 km (direction north-east)

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

See Laval guide
Vitre

Vitre

at 37 km (direction north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

A town not be missed, Vitré has a superb historic centre with...

See Vitre guide
Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 40 km (direction east-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
Saulges

Saulges

at 44 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saulges guide
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Chateaugiron

Chateaugiron

at 47 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Chateaugiron guide
Solesmes

Solesmes

at 48 km (direction east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Solesmes guide
Chateau d'Angers

Chateau d'Angers

Castle at 51 km (direction south-east), 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 51 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
Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 51 km (direction south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Angers Cathedral guide
Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 51 km (direction south-east), 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
Angers

Angers

at 51 km (direction south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Angers guide
Sainte-Suzanne

Sainte-Suzanne

Most Beautiful Village at 53 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Sainte-Suzanne guide
Evron

Evron

at 54 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Evron guide
Jublains

Jublains

at 57 km (direction north-east)

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

See Jublains guide

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Markets in and near Craon

Market days in Craon: weekly market: Monday;

  • Craon: market Monday (0km)
  • Renaze: market Friday (10km)
  • Chateau-Gontier: market Thursday & (18km)
  • Segre: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Pouance: market Thursday (20km)
  • La Guerche-de-Bretagne: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Laval: market Tuesday & Saturday all day (29km)
  • Le Lion-d'Angers: market Friday (30km)
  • Port-Brillet: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Meslay-du-Maine: market Friday (32km)

More information about Craon, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Craon, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chateau-Gontier (18km)
  • Vitre (36km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (1km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (43km)
  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (52km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt du Pertre (27km)
  • Étang de la Valière (32km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (33km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (36km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (41km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (47km)
  • Île Saint-Aubin (48km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (49km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (59km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coudray (23km)
  • Chenille-Change (26km)
  • La Cropte (36km)
  • Juvigne (44km)
 
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Geography and distances

Craon is in the center of France at 29 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Craon is 269 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Craon

Canton: Craon

Arrondissement: Château-Gontier

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53400

Distance to Craon

from Laval (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 269 km

from Calais: 401 km

from Nice: 786 km

from Bordeaux: 335 km

from Strasbourg: 649 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 Craon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Athee, Bouchamps-les-Craon, Cherance, Denaze, Livre, Niafles, Pommerieux and Saint-Martin-du-Limet.

This page in French: Visiter Craon

 
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