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Photo is of Laval at 7 km from Force

Visit Force: highlights and tourist information

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Force is situated in the Mayenne department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Laval at 7 km and Saulges at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Force, 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 Force in Pays de la Loire.

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



at 7 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Laval guide


at 23 km (direction east)

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

See Saulges guide


at 26 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Evron guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction east)

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

See Sainte-Suzanne guide


at 29 km (direction north-east)

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

See Jublains guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 32 km (direction north-north-east)

Quite a small town, the highlight of a visit to...

See Mayenne (town) guide


at 36 km (direction east-south-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Solesmes guide


at 38 km (direction east-south-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide


at 39 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

A town not be missed, Vitré has a superb...

See Vitre guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 41 km (direction north-north-west)

Les Jardins des Renaudies is a pretty garden in...

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide


at 43 km (direction east-south-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


at 46 km (direction east-north-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide


at 47 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide
Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 50 km (direction south-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau Plessis-Bourre guide

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

Map of places to visit near Force


Markets in and near Force

  • Laval: market Tuesday & Saturday all day (6km)
  • Meslay-du-Maine: market Friday (14km)
  • Andouille: market Thursday (17km)
  • Port-Brillet: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Chateau-Gontier: market Thursday & (23km)
  • Evron: market Thursday (26km)
  • Craon: market Monday (28km)
  • Mayenne: market Saturday & Monday (31km)
  • Ernee: market Tuesday (34km)
  • Sable-sur-Sarthe: market Monday (34km)

More information about Force, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Force, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chateau-Gontier (23km)
  • Vitre (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (25km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (28km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (41km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (43km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (59km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt du Pertre (28km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (33km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (33km)
  • Étang de la Valière (35km)
  • Source - Couesnon (41km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (42km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (44km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • La Cropte (18km)
  • Coudray (27km)
  • Juvigne (33km)
  • Chenille-Change (37km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (40km)

Geography and distances

Force is in the center of France at 7 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Force is 243 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Force

Canton: Argentré

Arrondissement: Laval

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53260

Distance to Force

from Laval (prefecture): 7 km

from Paris: 243 km

from Calais: 373 km

from Nice: 782 km

from Bordeaux: 356 km

from Strasbourg: 628 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive here from the cross channel ports of Saint Malo and Caen, the jorney only taking a couple of hours. For driving distances to Force from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Argentre, Bonchamp-les-Laval, Entrammes, Laval, Louvigne and Parne-sur-Roc.

This page in French: Visiter Force

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