Gesnes tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Evron at 14 km from Gesnes

Visit Gesnes: highlights and tourist information

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Gesnes 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 Gesnes in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Evron at 14 km and Jublains at 14 km.

Gesnes, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 14 km (direction east)

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

See Evron guide


at 14 km (direction north-east)

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

See Jublains guide


at 16 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Laval guide


Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction east)

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

See Sainte-Suzanne guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 19 km (direction north-north-west)

Quite a small town, the highlight of a visit to Mayenne is the nearby...

See Mayenne (town) guide


at 23 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saulges guide


at 33 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 33 km (direction north-west)

Les Jardins des Renaudies is a pretty garden in north-west France...

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide


at 34 km (direction east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide


at 39 km (direction south-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


at 39 km (direction south-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Solesmes guide


at 44 km (direction south-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide
Bagnoles de l\'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 46 km (direction north-north-east), in the Orne department

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

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide


at 47 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

A town not be missed, Vitré has a superb historic centre with numerous fascinating...

See Vitre guide

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Markets in and near Gesnes

  • Evron: market Thursday (14km)
  • Andouille: market Thursday (15km)
  • Laval: market Tuesday & Saturday all day (16km)
  • Mayenne: market Saturday & Monday (18km)
  • Meslay-du-Maine: market Friday (22km)
  • Port-Brillet: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Ernee: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Villaines-la-Juhel: market Monday (32km)
  • Gorron: market Wednesday (34km)
  • Sille-le-Guillaume: market Wednesday (34km)

More information about Gesnes, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Gesnes, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chateau-Gontier (36km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (23km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (39km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (39km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (43km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt du Pertre (37km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (39km)
  • Source - Couesnon (39km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (41km)
  • Étang de la Valière (43km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (45km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (45km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • La Cropte (22km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (26km)
  • Juvigne (35km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (39km)
  • Coudray (40km)
  • Fougeres (50km)

Geography and distances

Gesnes is in the center of France at 16 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Gesnes is 230 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gesnes

Canton: Montsûrs

Arrondissement: Laval

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53150

Distance to Gesnes

from Laval (prefecture): 16 km

from Paris: 230 km

from Calais: 358 km

from Nice: 782 km

from Bordeaux: 368 km

from Strasbourg: 617 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 Gesnes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bree, Chalons-du-Maine, Deux-Evailles, La Bazouge-Des-Alleux, La Chapelle-Rainsouin, Martigne-sur-Mayenne, Saint-Cenere and Saint-Ouen-Des-Vallons.

This page in French: Visiter Gesnes