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Daon tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau Plessis-Bourre at 18 km from Daon

Visit Daon: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau Plessis-Bourre at 18 km and Solesmes at 28 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Daon, 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 Daon in Pays de la Loire.

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

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 18 km (direction south-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The most unusual feature of Chateau Plessis-Bourre is the way...

See Chateau Plessis-Bourre guide
Solesmes

Solesmes

at 28 km (direction east-north-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Solesmes guide
Saulges

Saulges

at 31 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saulges guide
Chateau d'Angers

Chateau d'Angers

Castle at 32 km (direction south-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau d'Angers guide
 
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Apocalypse Tapestry

Apocalypse Tapestry

at 32 km (direction south-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

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Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 32 km (direction south-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Angers Cathedral guide
Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 32 km (direction south-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin in Angers combines 1500 years of...

See Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin guide
Angers

Angers

at 32 km (direction south-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Most famous for its castle, Angers also has a...

See Angers guide
Asnieres-sur-Vegre

Asnieres-sur-Vegre

at 34 km (direction east-north-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide
Parcé-sur-Sarthe

Parcé-sur-Sarthe

at 34 km (direction east-north-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide
Laval

Laval

at 37 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Laval guide
Sainte-Suzanne

Sainte-Suzanne

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

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

See Sainte-Suzanne guide
Chateau de Brissac

Chateau de Brissac

Castle at 45 km (direction south-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Chateau de Brissac is the tallest castle in...

See Chateau de Brissac guide
Bauge

Bauge

at 46 km (direction east-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Bauge is a small traditional town with a small castle -...

See Bauge guide

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Map of places to visit near Daon

 
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Markets in and near Daon

  • Chateau-Gontier: market Thursday & (10km)
  • Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (14km)
  • Le Lion-d'Angers: market Friday (15km)
  • Segre: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Tierce: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Meslay-du-Maine: market Friday (23km)
  • Sable-sur-Sarthe: market Monday (24km)
  • Craon: market Monday (25km)
  • Seiches-sur-le-Loir: market Thursday (29km)
  • Renaze: market Friday (32km)

More information about Daon, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Daon, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chateau-Gontier (10km)
  • La Fleche (43km)
  • Vitre (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (26km)
  • Jardins du Pin (41km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (45km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (28km)
  • Forêt du Pertre (48km)
  • Étang de la Valière (55km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (55km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (57km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coudray (5km)
  • Chenille-Change (6km)
  • La Cropte (26km)
 
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Geography and distances

Daon is in the center of France at 37 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Daon is 253 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Daon

Canton: Bierné

Arrondissement: Château-Gontier

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53200

Distance to Daon

from Laval (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 253 km

from Calais: 399 km

from Nice: 760 km

from Bordeaux: 324 km

from Strasbourg: 629 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 Daon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Argenton-Notre-Dame, Chenille-Change, Cherre, Coudray, La Jaille-Yvon, Marigne, Menil, Saint-Michel-de-Feins and Soeurdres.

This page in French: Visiter Daon

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