Gennes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Gennes in Maine-et-Loire

Photo is of Saumur at 15 km from Gennes

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Gennes is situated in the Maine-et-Loire 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 Gennes in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saumur at 15 km and Chateau de Saumur at 15 km.

Gennes, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

The town of Saumur, in the shadow of the famous castle, is a lovely...

See Saumur guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

The Chateau de Saumur stands in an impressive location with views across the Loire...

See Chateau de Saumur guide
Chateau de Brissac

Chateau de Brissac

Castle at 21 km (direction west)

The Chateau de Brissac is the tallest castle in France, has more than 200...

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at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

The small village of Aubigne-sur-Layon is very pretty, especially in late spring and summer...

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 24 km (direction south-south-east)

The Château de Montreuil-Bellay is an impressive 15th century castle surrouned by medieval ramparts...

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide


at 24 km (direction north-north-east)

Bauge is a small traditional town with a small castle - and a very...

See Bauge guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction east-south-east)

Montsoreau, listed as a 'most beautiful villages in France', also has an interesting troglodyte...

See Montsoreau guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction east-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

In the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, a 'most beautiful village in France', you can see...

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 27 km (direction east-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The collegiate church of Candes-Saint-Martin has numerous medieval statues incorporated in the facade and...

See Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church guide


at 28 km (direction west-north-west)

Most famous for its castle, Angers also has a cathedral and many other interesting...

See Angers guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 28 km (direction east-south-east)

The Fontevraud Abbey has a great deal to see: it is one of the...

See Fontevraud Abbey guide
Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 28 km (direction west-north-west)

The Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin in Angers combines 1500 years of religious architecture with...

See Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin guide
Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 28 km (direction west-north-west)

The cathedral in Angers is the earliest example of Angevin gothic architecture in France...

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Chateau d\'Angers

Chateau d'Angers

Castle at 28 km (direction west-north-west)

The mighty fortified walls of Chateau d'Angers form an interesting contrast with the more...

See Chateau d'Angers guide

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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

What to do at Gennes? 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

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

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

Gennes is in the western-centre of France at 28 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Gennes is 255 kilometres from Paris).

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

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