Gennes tourism and travel guide

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Visit Gennes: highlights and tourist information

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Gennes is situated in the Maine-et-Loire department and Pays de la Loire region, in the western-centre of France at 28 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Gennes is 255 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saumur at 15 km and Chateau de Saumur at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Gennes, 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 Gennes 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 Gennes

Markets in and near Gennes

  • Longue-Jumelles: market Thursday (10km)
  • Beaufort-en-Vallee: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Saumur: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (15km)
  • Brissac-Quince: market Thursday (16km)
  • Doue-la-Fontaine: market Monday (17km)
  • Trelaze: market Sunday (21km)
  • Thouarce: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Saint-Barthelemy-d'Anjou: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Montsoreau: market Sunday (26km)

More information about Gennes, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Gennes, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (44km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (24km)
  • La Fleche (41km)
  • Loudun (44km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Loire-Anjou-Touraine (25km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (1km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (1km)
  • Collegiale Church (Candes-Saint-Martin) (27km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Fontevraud (Fontevraud Abbey) (28km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Lathan (33km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (45km)
  • Les jardins du château du Rivau (52km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (30km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (18km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Gennes

Canton: Gennes

Arrondissement: Saumur

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49350

Distance to Gennes

from Angers (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 255 km

from Calais: 429 km

from Nice: 710 km

from Bordeaux: 280 km

from Strasbourg: 610 km

Getting here

Gennes 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 Gennes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault, Le Thoureil, Les Rosiers-sur-Loire, Saint-Clement-Des-Levees and Saint-Georges-Des-Sept-Voies.

This page in French: Visiter Gennes