Gesnes-le-Gandelin tourism and travel guide

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Visit Gesnes-le-Gandelin: highlights and tourist information

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Gesnes-le-Gandelin is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region, in the north-west of France at 40 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Gesnes-le-Gandelin is 180 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei at 6 km and Les Jardins de la Mansoniere at 6 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Gesnes-le-Gandelin, 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 Gesnes-le-Gandelin 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 Gesnes-le-Gandelin

Markets in and near Gesnes-le-Gandelin

  • Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (8km)
  • Alencon: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (10km)
  • Beaumont-sur-Sarthe: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Villaines-la-Juhel: market Monday (22km)
  • Sille-le-Guillaume: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Conlie: market Thursday (26km)
  • Mamers: market Monday (26km)
  • Sees: market Saturday (30km)
  • Le Mele-sur-Sarthe: market Wednesday (30km)
  • Bonnetable: market Tuesday & Friday (36km)

More information about Gesnes-le-Gandelin, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Gesnes-le-Gandelin, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (26km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (23km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (41km)
  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Sassy (35km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (42km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (7km)
  • Forêt de Perseigne (18km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (21km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (22km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (39km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (45km)
  • La Cropte (58km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Gesnes-le-Gandelin

Canton: Saint-Paterne

Arrondissement: Mamers

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72130

Distance to Gesnes-le-Gandelin

from Le Mans (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 180 km

from Calais: 317 km

from Nice: 762 km

from Bordeaux: 394 km

from Strasbourg: 570 km

Getting here

Gesnes-le-Gandelin 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 Gesnes-le-Gandelin from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arconnay, Asse-le-Boisne, Berus, Bethon, Fye, Heloup, Mieuxce, Moulins-le-Carbonnel, Oisseau-le-Petit, Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei, Saint-Victeur and Souge-le-Ganelon.

This page in French: Visiter Gesnes-le-Gandelin