Gennes-sur-Glaize tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saulges at 21 km from Gennes-sur-Glaize

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Gennes-sur-Glaize 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 Gennes-sur-Glaize in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saulges at 21 km and Solesmes at 23 km.

Gennes-sur-Glaize, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 21 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saulges guide


at 23 km (direction east), in the Sarthe department

Solesmes is known for its Abbey Saint-Pierre, an important benedictine abbey that has helped...

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at 27 km (direction north-west)

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

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at 28 km (direction east), in the Sarthe department

The small town of Asnières-sur-Vègre is especially picturesque in the area around the bridge...

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide
Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 29 km (direction south-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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at 31 km (direction east), in the Sarthe department

Parcé sur Sarthe is a classified petites cites de caractere and has an attractive...

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Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction north-east)

The medieval village and the castle in the pretty village of Sainte-Suzanne still retain...

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at 37 km (direction north-east)

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

See Evron guide
Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 43 km (direction south), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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 43 km (direction south), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

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Apocalypse Tapestry

Apocalypse Tapestry

at 43 km (direction south), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Apocalypse Tapestry is a remarkable 14th century tapestry, 100 metres long, telling the...

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Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 43 km (direction south), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

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at 43 km (direction south), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

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at 46 km (direction north-north-east)

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

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Markets in and near Gennes-sur-Glaize

  • Chateau-Gontier: market Thursday & (8km)
  • Meslay-du-Maine: market Friday (11km)
  • Sable-sur-Sarthe: market Monday (19km)
  • Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (21km)
  • Craon: market Monday (26km)
  • Le Lion-d'Angers: market Friday (27km)
  • Segre: market Wednesday & Saturday (27km)
  • Laval: market Tuesday & Saturday all day (27km)
  • Tierce: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Renaze: market Friday (34km)

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Tourist attractions near Gennes-sur-Glaize, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chateau-Gontier (8km)
  • La Fleche (44km)
  • Vitre (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (25km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (37km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (44km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (46km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (39km)
  • Forêt du Pertre (42km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (49km)
  • Étang de la Valière (49km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (50km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (60km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coudray (7km)
  • La Cropte (14km)
  • Chenille-Change (18km)
  • Juvigne (52km)

Geography and distances

Gennes-sur-Glaize is in the center of France at 27 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Gennes-sur-Glaize is 245 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gennes-sur-Glaize

Canton: Bierné

Arrondissement: Château-Gontier

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53200

Distance to Gennes-sur-Glaize

from Laval (prefecture): 27 km

from Paris: 245 km

from Calais: 388 km

from Nice: 765 km

from Bordeaux: 335 km

from Strasbourg: 624 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 Gennes-sur-Glaize from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aze, Bierne, Chatelain, Fromentieres, Longuefuye and Ruille-Froid-Fonds.

This page in French: Visiter Gennes-sur-Glaize