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Dureil tourism and travel guide

Photo of Dureil in Sarthe

Photo is of Parcé-sur-Sarthe at 4 km from Dureil

Visit Dureil: highlights and tourist information

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Dureil is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Parcé-sur-Sarthe at 4 km and Asnieres-sur-Vegre at 8 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Dureil, 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 Dureil in Pays de la Loire.

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



at 4 km (direction west)

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


at 8 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide


at 12 km (direction west)

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

See Solesmes guide


at 25 km (direction west-north-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Saulges guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 32 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Le Mans guide
Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 32 km (direction east-south-east)

The Chateau de Lude and its lovely gardens are...

See Chateau du Lude guide


Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction north-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Sainte-Suzanne guide


at 34 km (direction south), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Bauge guide


at 38 km (direction south)

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide


at 40 km (direction north-west), in the Mayenne department

The highlight here at Evron is the Abbey of Notre...

See Evron guide
Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 40 km (direction west-south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau Plessis-Bourre guide


at 47 km (direction north-east)

It is the countryside around Beaumont-sur-Sarthe that is the...

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide


at 50 km (direction north-north-east)

The traditional market hall and remains of a medieval...

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide


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

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

See Angers guide

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

Map of places to visit near Dureil


Markets in and near Dureil

  • Noyen-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (5km)
  • Malicorne-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (6km)
  • La Suze-sur-Sarthe: market Thursday (14km)
  • Sable-sur-Sarthe: market Monday (15km)
  • Loue: market Tuesday (17km)
  • La Fleche: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Allonnes: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Arnage: market Saturday (27km)
  • Le Mans: market every day except Monday (30km)
  • Ecommoy: market Tuesday (31km)

More information about Dureil, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Dureil, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • La Fleche (17km)
  • Chateau-Gontier (42km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (32km)
  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (36km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la Massonnière (14km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (17km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (18km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (29km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (32km)
  • Parc de Lathan (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • La Cropte (29km)
  • Coulaines (33km)
  • Coudray (38km)
  • Chenille-Change (42km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (23km)

Geography and distances

Dureil is in the north-west of France at 32 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Dureil is 216 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Dureil

Canton: Malicorne-sur-Sarthe

Arrondissement: Flèche

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72270

Distance to Dureil

from Le Mans (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 216 km

from Calais: 374 km

from Nice: 736 km

from Bordeaux: 336 km

from Strasbourg: 590 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 Dureil from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Avoise, Malicorne-sur-Sarthe, Noyen-sur-Sarthe, Parce-sur-Sarthe and Tasse.

This page in French: Visiter Dureil

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