Lavardin tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Le Mans at 13 km from Lavardin

Visit Lavardin: highlights and tourist information

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Lavardin 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 Lavardin in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Mans at 13 km and Beaumont-sur-Sarthe at 17 km.

Lavardin, 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 13 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Le Mans guide


at 17 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide


at 19 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide


at 23 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide
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at 30 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide


Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Sainte-Suzanne guide


at 33 km (direction south-west)

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction north-north-west), in the Orne department

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

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 35 km (direction north-north-west), in the Orne department

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

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide


at 36 km (direction west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Evron guide


at 36 km (direction west-south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Saulges guide


at 37 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Solesmes guide


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

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

See Alencon guide
La Ferte-Bernard

La Ferte-Bernard

at 46 km (direction east)

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

See La Ferte-Bernard guide

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Map of places to visit near Lavardin


Markets in and near Lavardin

  • Conlie: market Thursday (8km)
  • Allonnes: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Le Mans: market every day except Monday (15km)
  • Beaumont-sur-Sarthe: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Loue: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Sille-le-Guillaume: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Arnage: market Saturday (19km)
  • La Suze-sur-Sarthe: market Thursday (21km)
  • Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (23km)
  • Noyen-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (26km)

More information about Lavardin, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Lavardin, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • La Fleche (44km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (12km)
  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (17km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Mirail (14km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (15km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (19km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (31km)
  • Jardins du château de Poncé (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (32km)
  • Forêt de Perseigne (39km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (12km)
  • La Cropte (44km)
  • Cogners (50km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (18km)

Geography and distances

Lavardin is in the north-west of France at 12 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Lavardin is 189 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Lavardin

Canton: Conlie

Arrondissement: Mans

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72240

Distance to Lavardin

from Le Mans (prefecture): 12 km

from Paris: 189 km

from Calais: 345 km

from Nice: 739 km

from Bordeaux: 364 km

from Strasbourg: 571 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 Lavardin from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aigne, Chaufour-Notre-Dame, Cures, Degre, Domfront-en-Champagne, La Chapelle-Saint-Fray, La Milesse, La Quinte and Trange.

This page in French: Visiter Lavardin


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