Fontenay-sur-Vegre tourism and travel guide

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Fontenay-sur-Vegre 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 Fontenay-sur-Vegre in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Asnieres-sur-Vegre at 2 km and Parcé-sur-Sarthe at 7 km.

Fontenay-sur-Vegre, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 2 km (direction south-west)

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

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide


at 7 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


at 8 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Solesmes guide


at 16 km (direction west-north-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Saulges guide
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Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction north-north-west), in the Mayenne department

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

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at 31 km (direction north-west), in the Mayenne department

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

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at 32 km (direction north-north-east)

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

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Le Mans

Le Mans

at 33 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Le Mans guide
Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 40 km (direction south-east)

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

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at 41 km (direction south-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

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Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 42 km (direction south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

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at 44 km (direction north-west), in the Mayenne department

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

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at 44 km (direction north-east)

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

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide


at 45 km (direction west-north-west), in the Mayenne department

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

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Markets in and near Fontenay-sur-Vegre

  • Noyen-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (10km)
  • Loue: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Sable-sur-Sarthe: market Monday (12km)
  • Malicorne-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (14km)
  • La Suze-sur-Sarthe: market Thursday (19km)
  • La Fleche: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Meslay-du-Maine: market Friday (26km)
  • Conlie: market Thursday (29km)
  • Allonnes: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Evron: market Thursday (30km)

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Tourist attractions near Fontenay-sur-Vegre, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • La Fleche (26km)
  • Chateau-Gontier (37km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (33km)
  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la Massonnière (9km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (15km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (20km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (35km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • La Cropte (21km)
  • Coudray (34km)
  • Coulaines (34km)
  • Chenille-Change (40km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (27km)

Geography and distances

Fontenay-sur-Vegre is in the north-west of France at 34 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Fontenay-sur-Vegre is 217 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Fontenay-sur-Vegre

Canton: Brûlon

Arrondissement: Flèche

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72350

Distance to Fontenay-sur-Vegre

from Le Mans (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 217 km

from Calais: 370 km

from Nice: 745 km

from Bordeaux: 342 km

from Strasbourg: 595 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 Fontenay-sur-Vegre from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Asnieres-sur-Vegre, Avesse, Avoise, Chantenay-Villedieu, Cheville, Juigne-sur-Sarthe, Poille-sur-Vegre, Saint-Ouen-en-Champagne and Saint-Pierre-Des-Bois.

This page in French: Visiter Fontenay-sur-Vegre


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