La Ferte-Bernard tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The medieval character and picturesque setting make La Ferté-Bernard one of our favourite towns in this region

La Ferte-Bernard is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near La Ferte-Bernard. For detailed visitor information see the La Ferte-Bernard travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to La Ferte-Bernard in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Belleme at 22 km and Le Perche at 26 km.

La Ferte-Bernard, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 19 km (direction north-east), in the Eure-et-Loir department

Within the Perche Regional Natural Park, in Nogent-le-Rotrou you can discover the...

See Nogent-le-Rotrou guide


at 22 km (direction north-north-west), in the Orne department

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

See Belleme guide
Le Perche

Le Perche

at 26 km (direction north-north-east), in the Orne department

The peaceful countryside of the Perche Natural Regional Park has lots of...

See Le Perche guide


at 38 km (direction north-north-west), in the Orne department

There are several places of historic interest to discover here at Mortagne-au-Perche,...

See Mortagne-au-Perche guide


at 39 km (direction west)

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

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 39 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Le Mans guide


at 48 km (direction west)

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

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide


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

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

See Alencon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 52 km (direction south-south-east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

With a river and ancient bridge below and an ancient castle above...

See Lavardin guide


at 53 km (direction south-east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

Now listed as a 'town of art and history', Vendome retains many...

See Vendome guide


at 59 km (direction north-west), in the Orne department

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

See Sees guide

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Markets in and near La Ferte-Bernard

Market days in La Ferte-Bernard: weekly market: Saturday & Monday;

  • La Ferte-Bernard: market Saturday & Monday (0km)
  • Le Theil: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Vibraye: market Friday (15km)
  • Bonnetable: market Tuesday & Friday (17km)
  • Connerre: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Nogent-le-Rotrou: market Saturday all day (19km)
  • Souday: market Wednesday (23km)
  • La Bazoche-Gouet: market Saturday (25km)
  • Remalard: market Monday (28km)
  • Mamers: market Monday (28km)

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Tourist attractions near La Ferte-Bernard, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (34km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de la petite Rochelle (28km)
  • Le pré Catelan (46km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Perseigne (39km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (59km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Tourouvre (45km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cogners (35km)
  • Coulaines (38km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (48km)

Geography and distances

La Ferte-Bernard is in the north-west of France at 39 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: La Ferte-Bernard is 145 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Ferte-Bernard

Canton: Ferté-Bernard

Arrondissement: Mamers

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72400

Distance to La Ferte-Bernard

from Le Mans (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 145 km

from Calais: 319 km

from Nice: 714 km

from Bordeaux: 384 km

from Strasbourg: 525 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 La Ferte-Bernard from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aveze, Cherre, Cherreau, Cormes, Courgenard, La Chapelle-du-Bois, Preval, Saint-Aubin-Des-Coudrais, Saint-Martin-Des-Monts, Souvigne-sur-Meme and Villaines-la-Gonais.

This page in French: Visiter La Ferte-Bernard