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Visit Craon: highlights and tourist information

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Craon is situated in the Mayenne department and Pays de la Loire region, in the center of France at 29 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Craon is 269 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Laval at 29 km and Vitre at 37 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Craon, 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 Craon in Pays de la Loire.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Craon

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)

Geography and distances

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

Craon 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 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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