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

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.

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

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

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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!


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

Map of places to visit near Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

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)

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

Tourist attractions near Fresnay-sur-Sarthe, France

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)

Geography and distances

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

Fresnay-sur-Sarthe is in the north-west of France. 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