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Fresnay-sur-Sarthe tourism and travel guide

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Visit Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The traditional market hall and remains of a medieval castle, and the river and bridge, are among the sights to enjoy here at Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

Fresnay-sur-Sarthe is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Fresnay-sur-Sarthe. For detailed visitor information see the Fresnay-sur-Sarthe travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei at 12 km and Les Jardins de la Mansoniere at 12 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Fresnay-sur-Sarthe, 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 Fresnay-sur-Sarthe in Pays de la Loire.

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

Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

at 10 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide
Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction north-north-west), in the Orne department

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei is a very pretty village in the Regional Natural...

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 12 km (direction north-north-west), in the Orne department

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere is a lovely garden in...

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide
Sillé-le-Guillaume

Sillé-le-Guillaume

at 15 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide
 
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Alencon

Alencon

at 18 km (direction north-north-east), in the Orne department

There are several sites of historical interest in Alencon, best known...

See Alencon guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 33 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Le Mans guide
Evron

Evron

at 34 km (direction west-south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Evron guide
Sainte-Suzanne

Sainte-Suzanne

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction west-south-west), in the Mayenne department

The medieval village and the castle in the pretty...

See Sainte-Suzanne guide
Sees

Sees

at 38 km (direction north-north-east), in the Orne department

The cathedral is the famous attraction at Sees, but there are other...

See Sees guide
Jublains

Jublains

at 38 km (direction west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Jublains guide
Belleme

Belleme

at 42 km (direction east), in the Orne department

Belleme is one of several small attractive villages within...

See Belleme guide
Lassay-les-Chateaux

Lassay-les-Chateaux

at 42 km (direction west-north-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

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

The town of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is very pleasant, and well known as a...

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
Saulges

Saulges

at 46 km (direction south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Saulges guide

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Map of places to visit near Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

 
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Markets in and near Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

Market days in Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (0km)
  • Beaumont-sur-Sarthe: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Sille-le-Guillaume: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Alencon: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (17km)
  • Conlie: market Thursday (18km)
  • Villaines-la-Juhel: market Monday (23km)
  • Mamers: market Monday (27km)
  • Bonnetable: market Tuesday & Friday (32km)
  • Evron: market Thursday (34km)
  • Loue: market Tuesday (34km)

Hotels near Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

More information about Fresnay-sur-Sarthe, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Fresnay-sur-Sarthe, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (34km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (29km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (33km)
  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (35km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Mirail (34km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (37km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (37km)
  • Sassy (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (10km)
  • Forêt de Perseigne (22km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (30km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (30km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (32km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (46km)
  • La Cropte (52km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (41km)
 
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Geography and distances

Fresnay-sur-Sarthe is in the north-west of France at 32 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Fresnay-sur-Sarthe is 183 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

Canton: Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

Arrondissement: Mamers

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72130

Distance to Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

from Le Mans (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 183 km

from Calais: 325 km

from Nice: 756 km

from Bordeaux: 386 km

from Strasbourg: 571 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 Fresnay-sur-Sarthe from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Asse-le-Boisne, Douillet, Fye, Moitron-sur-Sarthe, Montreuil-le-Chetif, Saint-Aubin-de-Locquenay, Saint-Christophe-du-Jambet, Saint-Germain-sur-Sarthe, Saint-Ouen-de-Mimbre, Saint-Victeur and Souge-le-Ganelon.

This page in French: Visiter Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

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