Guecelard tourism and travel guide

Photo of Guecelard in Sarthe

Photo is of Le Mans at 15 km from Guecelard

Visit Guecelard: highlights and tourist information

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Guecelard 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 Guecelard in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Mans at 15 km and Parcé-sur-Sarthe at 25 km.

Guecelard, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Le Mans

Le Mans

at 15 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Le Mans guide


at 25 km (direction west)

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide
Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 26 km (direction south)

The Chateau de Lude and its lovely gardens are the closest of the Loire...

See Chateau du Lude guide


at 27 km (direction west)

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

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide


at 32 km (direction west)

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

See Solesmes guide


at 39 km (direction west)

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

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide


at 39 km (direction north-west)

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide


at 41 km (direction south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Bauge guide


at 41 km (direction west-north-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Saulges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction west-north-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Sainte-Suzanne guide


at 46 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide


at 50 km (direction west-north-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Evron guide
La Ferte-Bernard

La Ferte-Bernard

at 52 km (direction east-north-east)

The medieval character and picturesque setting make La Ferté-Bernard one of our favourite towns...

See La Ferte-Bernard guide


at 63 km (direction west-north-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Jublains guide

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Markets in and near Guecelard

  • Arnage: market Saturday (7km)
  • La Suze-sur-Sarthe: market Thursday (7km)
  • Allonnes: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Ecommoy: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Le Mans: market every day except Monday (13km)
  • Noyen-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (17km)
  • Malicorne-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (17km)
  • Loue: market Tuesday (24km)
  • La Fleche: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Le Grand-Luce: market Wednesday all day (25km)

More information about Guecelard, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Guecelard, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • La Fleche (25km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (16km)
  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (19km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (10km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (10km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (18km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (22km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (26km)
  • Jardins du château de Poncé (41km)
  • Parc de Lathan (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (17km)
  • Cogners (40km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (5km)

Geography and distances

Guecelard is in the north-west of France at 17 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Guecelard is 197 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Guecelard

Canton: Suze-sur-Sarthe

Arrondissement: Mans

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72230

Distance to Guecelard

from Le Mans (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 197 km

from Calais: 364 km

from Nice: 722 km

from Bordeaux: 342 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 Guecelard from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arnage, Cerans-Foulletourte, Fille, Monce-en-Belin, Parigne-le-Polin, Roeze-sur-Sarthe, Saint-Ouen-en-Belin, Spay and Voivres-les-le-Mans.

This page in French: Visiter Guecelard