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Durtal tourism and travel guide

Photo of Durtal in Maine-et-Loire

Photo is of Bauge at 18 km from Durtal

Visit Durtal: highlights and tourist information

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Durtal is situated in the Maine-et-Loire department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Bauge at 18 km and Parcé-sur-Sarthe at 19 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Durtal, 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 Durtal in Pays de la Loire.

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



at 18 km (direction south-east)

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

See Bauge guide


at 19 km (direction north-north-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


at 21 km (direction north-north-west), in the Sarthe department

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

See Solesmes guide


at 24 km (direction north-north-west), in the Sarthe department

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

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide
Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chateau Plessis-Bourre guide
Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 30 km (direction east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Chateau du Lude guide


at 32 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Angers guide
Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 33 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin guide
Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 33 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Angers Cathedral guide
Chateau d'Angers

Chateau d'Angers

Castle at 33 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chateau d'Angers guide
Apocalypse Tapestry

Apocalypse Tapestry

at 33 km (direction west-south-west)

The Apocalypse Tapestry is a remarkable 14th century tapestry, 100 metres...

See Apocalypse Tapestry guide


at 37 km (direction north-north-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Saulges guide
Chateau de Brissac

Chateau de Brissac

Castle at 41 km (direction south-west)

The Chateau de Brissac is the tallest castle in France, has...

See Chateau de Brissac guide


at 47 km (direction south-south-east)

The town of Saumur, in the shadow of the famous castle, is...

See Saumur guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Maine-et-Loire

Map of places to visit near Durtal


Markets in and near Durtal

  • La Fleche: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Seiches-sur-le-Loir: market Thursday (14km)
  • Tierce: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (19km)
  • Malicorne-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (20km)
  • Sable-sur-Sarthe: market Monday (20km)
  • Noyen-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (25km)
  • Beaufort-en-Vallee: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Le Lude: market Thursday (30km)
  • Saint-Barthelemy-d'Anjou: market Tuesday (30km)

More information about Durtal, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Durtal, France

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

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • La Fleche (13km)
  • Chateau-Gontier (39km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (37km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (37km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (50km)
  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (30km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (34km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (37km)
  • Parc de Lathan (37km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (37km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (39km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (29km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chenille-Change (32km)
  • Coudray (33km)
  • La Cropte (37km)
  • Coulaines (51km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (40km)

Geography and distances

Durtal is in the western-centre of France at 32 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Durtal is 232 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Durtal

Canton: Durtal

Arrondissement: Angers

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49430

Distance to Durtal

from Angers (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 232 km

from Calais: 395 km

from Nice: 731 km

from Bordeaux: 316 km

from Strasbourg: 601 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive in a car from one of the ferry terminals - Saint Malo and Caen are most practical, allow around 3-4 hours for the journey. For driving distances to Durtal from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bazouges-sur-le-Loir, Cre, Huille, Les Rairies, Lezigne and Montigne-les-Rairies.

This page in French: Visiter Durtal

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