Gastines tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Vitre at 21 km from Gastines

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Gastines is situated in the Mayenne 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 Gastines in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vitre at 21 km and Laval at 28 km.

Gastines, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 21 km (direction north-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

A town not be missed, Vitré has a superb historic centre with numerous fascinating...

See Vitre guide


at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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at 32 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The castle and towers in the heart of old Chateaugiron help explain why it...

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at 45 km (direction north-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The castle and historic lower town are the main attraction, but be sure to...

See Fougeres guide


at 47 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

An unmissable highlight in the region, Rennes has a very picturesque medieval centre...

See Rennes guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 53 km (direction north-north-east)

Les Jardins des Renaudies is a pretty garden in north-west France...

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Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 54 km (direction north-east)

Quite a small town, the highlight of a visit to Mayenne is the nearby...

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at 57 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 57 km (direction east-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

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Markets in and near Gastines

  • La Guerche-de-Bretagne: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Craon: market Monday (17km)
  • Renaze: market Friday (18km)
  • Port-Brillet: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Vitre: market Monday (21km)
  • Pouance: market Thursday (24km)
  • Chateaubourg: market Friday (28km)
  • Laval: market Tuesday & Saturday all day (28km)
  • Janze: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Chateaugiron: market Thursday (32km)

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Tourist attractions near Gastines, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Vitre (20km)
  • Chateau-Gontier (33km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (16km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (35km)
  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (36km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (41km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt du Pertre (13km)
  • Étang de la Valière (17km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (19km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (22km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (24km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (32km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (32km)
  • Source - Couesnon (40km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (43km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (44km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (46km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (59km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Juvigne (31km)
  • Coudray (38km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne (42km)
  • Chenille-Change (43km)
  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (46km)

Geography and distances

Gastines is in the center of France at 28 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Gastines is 274 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gastines

Canton: Cossé-le-Vivien

Arrondissement: Château-Gontier

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53540

Distance to Gastines

from Laval (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 274 km

from Calais: 396 km

from Nice: 802 km

from Bordeaux: 349 km

from Strasbourg: 659 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 Gastines from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cuille, Fontaine-Couverte, Gennes-sur-Seiche, La Selle-Guerchaise, Laubrieres and Saint-Poix.

This page in French: Visiter Gastines