Gesnes-le-Gandelin tourism and travel guide

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Gesnes-le-Gandelin is situated in the Sarthe 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 Gesnes-le-Gandelin in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei at 6 km and Les Jardins de la Mansoniere at 6 km.

Gesnes-le-Gandelin, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 6 km (direction west-north-west), in the Orne department

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei is a very pretty village in the Regional Natural Park of Normandie-Marne....

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Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 6 km (direction west-north-west), in the Orne department

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere is a lovely garden in the charming village of...

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at 8 km (direction south)

The traditional market hall and remains of a medieval castle, and the river and...

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at 10 km (direction north-east), in the Orne department

There are several sites of historical interest in Alencon, best known as a centre...

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at 17 km (direction south-east)

It is the countryside around Beaumont-sur-Sarthe that is the main attraction, but the town...

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at 22 km (direction south-west)

Sillé le Guillaume has a chateau dating to the 11th century and a 13th...

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at 30 km (direction north-north-east), in the Orne department

The cathedral is the famous attraction at Sees, but there are other sites of...

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at 38 km (direction west-south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

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at 39 km (direction west), in the Mayenne department

Small town with two 15th century castles and a popular public garden...

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Bagnoles de l\'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 39 km (direction west-north-west), in the Orne department

The town of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is very pleasant, and well known as a spa town...

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at 39 km (direction west), in the Mayenne department

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction west-south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

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at 40 km (direction east), in the Orne department

Belleme is one of several small attractive villages within the Perche Natural Regional Park...

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Le Mans

Le Mans

at 41 km (direction south-south-east)

Le Mans is best known for its famous car race, but also has a...

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Gesnes-le-Gandelin, France

What to do at Gesnes-le-Gandelin? 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

Gesnes-le-Gandelin is 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).

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

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