Douillet tourism and travel guide

Photo of Douillet in Sarthe

Photo is of Fresnay-sur-Sarthe at 5 km from Douillet

Visit Douillet: highlights and tourist information

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Douillet is situated in the Sarthe 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 Douillet in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Fresnay-sur-Sarthe at 5 km and Sillé-le-Guillaume at 12 km.

Douillet, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 5 km (direction east)

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

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide


at 12 km (direction south-west)

Sillé le Guillaume has a chateau dating to the 11th century and a 13th...

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide


Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction south-west), in the Orne department

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

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

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 12 km (direction south-west), in the Orne department

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

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide


at 14 km (direction east-south-east)

It is the countryside around Beaumont-sur-Sarthe that is the main attraction, but the town...

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide


at 20 km (direction north-east), in the Orne department

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

See Alencon guide


at 29 km (direction west-south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Evron guide


Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction west-south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Sainte-Suzanne guide


at 33 km (direction west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Jublains guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 35 km (direction south-east)

Le Mans is best known for its famous car race, but also has a...

See Le Mans guide


at 38 km (direction west-north-west), in the Mayenne department

Small town with two 15th century castles and a popular public garden...

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide


at 40 km (direction north-north-east), in the Orne department

The cathedral is the famous attraction at Sees, but there are other sites of...

See Sees guide
Bagnoles de l\'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 42 km (direction north-west), in the Orne department

The town of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is very pleasant, and well known as a spa town...

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide


at 42 km (direction south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Saulges guide

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Markets in and near Douillet

  • Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (5km)
  • Sille-le-Guillaume: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Beaumont-sur-Sarthe: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Conlie: market Thursday (17km)
  • Villaines-la-Juhel: market Monday (19km)
  • Alencon: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (20km)
  • Evron: market Thursday (29km)
  • Loue: market Tuesday (32km)
  • Mamers: market Monday (32km)
  • Bonnetable: market Tuesday & Friday (37km)

More information about Douillet, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Douillet, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (33km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (27km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (34km)
  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (37km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Mirail (32km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (34km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (37km)
  • Sassy (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (9km)
  • Forêt de Perseigne (26km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (31km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (31km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (33km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (42km)
  • La Cropte (48km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (41km)

Geography and distances

Douillet is in the north-west of France at 33 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Douillet is 188 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Douillet

Canton: Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

Arrondissement: Mamers

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72590

Distance to Douillet

from Le Mans (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 188 km

from Calais: 328 km

from Nice: 759 km

from Bordeaux: 384 km

from Strasbourg: 576 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 Douillet from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Asse-le-Boisne, Fresnay-sur-Sarthe, Moitron-sur-Sarthe, Mont-Saint-Jean, Montreuil-le-Chetif, Saint-Aubin-de-Locquenay, Saint-Georges-le-Gaultier, Saint-Paul-le-Gaultier and Souge-le-Ganelon.

This page in French: Visiter Douillet