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Duneau tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of La Ferte-Bernard at 17 km from Duneau

Visit Duneau: highlights and tourist information

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Duneau 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 Duneau in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include La Ferte-Bernard at 17 km and Le Mans at 25 km.

Duneau, France: places to visit and attractions

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

La Ferte-Bernard

La Ferte-Bernard

at 17 km (direction north-east)

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

See La Ferte-Bernard guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 25 km (direction west)

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

See Le Mans guide


at 34 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide


at 35 km (direction west-north-west), in the Orne department

Belleme is one of several small attractive villages within the Perche Natural...

See Belleme guide
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at 36 km (direction north-east), in the Eure-et-Loir department

Within the Perche Regional Natural Park, in Nogent-le-Rotrou you can discover the...

See Nogent-le-Rotrou guide
Le Perche

Le Perche

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

The peaceful countryside of the Perche Natural Regional Park has lots of...

See Le Perche guide


at 44 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide


Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction south-east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

With a river and ancient bridge below and an ancient castle above...

See Lavardin guide


at 50 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide


at 51 km (direction east-south-east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

Now listed as a 'town of art and history', Vendome retains many...

See Vendome guide


at 51 km (direction north-west), in the Orne department

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

See Alencon guide
Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 54 km (direction south-west)

The Chateau de Lude and its lovely gardens are the closest of...

See Chateau du Lude guide


Most Beautiful Village at 55 km (direction west-north-west), in the Orne department

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

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

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 55 km (direction west-north-west), in the Orne department

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

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide

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Markets in and near Duneau

  • Connerre: market Wednesday (2km)
  • Bonnetable: market Tuesday & Friday (14km)
  • Vibraye: market Friday (16km)
  • La Ferte-Bernard: market Saturday & Monday (17km)
  • Le Grand-Luce: market Wednesday all day (23km)
  • Saint-Calais: market Thursday all day & Sunday (23km)
  • Le Theil: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Le Mans: market every day except Monday (26km)
  • Souday: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Mondoubleau: market Saturday & Monday all day (29km)

More information about Duneau, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Duneau, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (20km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (25km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (35km)
  • Jardins du château de Poncé (35km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (38km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (44km)
  • Jardin de la petite Rochelle (44km)
  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Perseigne (43km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (24km)
  • Cogners (24km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (33km)

Geography and distances

Duneau is in the north-west of France at 25 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Duneau is 161 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Duneau

Canton: Tuffé

Arrondissement: Mamers

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72160

Distance to Duneau

from Le Mans (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 161 km

from Calais: 335 km

from Nice: 712 km

from Bordeaux: 369 km

from Strasbourg: 537 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 Duneau from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beille, Connerre, Dollon, La Chapelle-Saint-Remy, Le Luart, Nuille-le-Jalais, Saint-Hilaire-le-Lierru, Saint-Michel-de-Chavaignes, Sceaux-sur-Huisne, Thorigne-sur-Due, Tuffe and Vouvray-sur-Huisne.

This page in French: Visiter Duneau


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