Forges tourism and travel guide

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Visit Forges: highlights and tourist information

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Forges is situated in the Maine-et-Loire department and Pays de la Loire region, in the western-centre of France at 37 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Forges is 265 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saumur at 14 km and Chateau de Saumur at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Forges, 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 Forges in Pays de la Loire.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Forges

Markets in and near Forges

  • Doue-la-Fontaine: market Monday (3km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Saumur: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (13km)
  • Thouarce: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Longue-Jumelles: market Thursday (20km)
  • Brissac-Quince: market Thursday (21km)
  • Montsoreau: market Sunday (23km)
  • Vihiers: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Beaufort-en-Vallee: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (27km)

More information about Forges, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Forges, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Forges.


  • Aquarium de Loudun (34km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (12km)
  • Loudun (34km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Loire-Anjou-Touraine (24km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (13km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (13km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Fontevraud (Fontevraud Abbey) (23km)
  • Collegiale Church (Candes-Saint-Martin) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (38km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (40km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Lathan (42km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (44km)
  • Les jardins du château du Rivau (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (39km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (5km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Forges

Canton: Doué-la-Fontaine

Arrondissement: Saumur

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49700

Distance to Forges

from Angers (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 265 km

from Calais: 442 km

from Nice: 704 km

from Bordeaux: 266 km

from Strasbourg: 615 km

Getting here

Forges is in the western-centre of France. 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 Forges from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cizay-la-Madeleine, Deneze-sous-Doue, Doue-la-Fontaine, Les Ulmes, Louerre, Louresse-Rochemenier, Meigne, Montfort and Verrie.

This page in French: Visiter Forges