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Houssay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Houssay in Mayenne

Photo is of Laval at 18 km from Houssay

Visit Houssay: highlights and tourist information

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Houssay is situated in the Mayenne department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Laval at 18 km and Saulges at 26 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Houssay, 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 Houssay in Pays de la Loire.

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



at 18 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Laval guide


at 26 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saulges guide


at 33 km (direction east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Solesmes guide


Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Sainte-Suzanne guide


at 37 km (direction north-east)

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

See Evron guide


at 37 km (direction east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide
Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 38 km (direction south-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The most unusual feature of Chateau Plessis-Bourre is the way it combines...

See Chateau Plessis-Bourre guide


at 41 km (direction east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


at 42 km (direction north-east)

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

See Jublains guide


at 42 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Vitre guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 45 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Mayenne (town) guide
Chateau d'Angers

Chateau d'Angers

Castle at 51 km (direction south-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau d'Angers guide
Apocalypse Tapestry

Apocalypse Tapestry

at 51 km (direction south-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Apocalypse Tapestry guide
Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 51 km (direction south-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The cathedral in Angers is the earliest example of Angevin gothic architecture...

See Angers Cathedral guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Mayenne

Map of places to visit near Houssay


Markets in and near Houssay

  • Chateau-Gontier: market Thursday & (9km)
  • Meslay-du-Maine: market Friday (14km)
  • Laval: market Tuesday & Saturday all day (18km)
  • Craon: market Monday (18km)
  • Segre: market Wednesday & Saturday (27km)
  • Renaze: market Friday (28km)
  • Port-Brillet: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Andouille: market Thursday (30km)
  • Sable-sur-Sarthe: market Monday (30km)
  • Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (32km)

More information about Houssay, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Houssay, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chateau-Gontier (10km)
  • Vitre (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (18km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (36km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (45km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (50km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt du Pertre (30km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (37km)
  • Étang de la Valière (38km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (38km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (47km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (49km)
  • Source - Couesnon (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coudray (15km)
  • La Cropte (19km)
  • Chenille-Change (24km)
  • Juvigne (42km)

Geography and distances

Houssay is in the center of France at 18 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Houssay is 251 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Houssay

Canton: Château-Gontier-Ouest

Arrondissement: Château-Gontier

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53360

Distance to Houssay

from Laval (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 251 km

from Calais: 386 km

from Nice: 777 km

from Bordeaux: 342 km

from Strasbourg: 632 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 Houssay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Fromentieres, Loigne-sur-Mayenne, Marigne-Peuton, Origne, Quelaines-Saint-Gault, Saint-Sulpice and Villiers-Charlemagne.

This page in French: Visiter Houssay

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