Lavenay tourism and travel guide

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Visit Lavenay: highlights and tourist information

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Lavenay is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region, in the north-west of France at 45 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Lavenay is 170 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Lavardin at 15 km and Vendome at 27 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Lavenay, 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 Lavenay in Pays de la Loire.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Lavenay

Markets in and near Lavenay

  • Besse-sur-Braye: market Saturday (6km)
  • Montoire-sur-le-Loir: market Saturday (13km)
  • Savigny-sur-Braye: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Saint-Calais: market Thursday all day & Sunday (15km)
  • Le Grand-Luce: market Wednesday all day (19km)
  • Neuvy-le-Roi: market Friday (23km)
  • Chateau-du-Loir: market Saturday (24km)
  • Mondoubleau: market Saturday & Monday all day (26km)
  • Saint-Paterne-Racan: market Thursday (27km)
  • Chateau-Renault: market Tuesday & Saturday (27km)

More information about Lavenay, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Lavenay, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Lavenay.


  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (47km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Cloisters of la Psalette (44km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (41km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Poncé (5km)
  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (19km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (35km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Valmer (40km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (44km)
  • Le jardin des Prébendes d'Oé (44km)
  • Les jardins du prieuré de Saint-Cosme (45km)
  • Domaine régional de Chaumont-sur-Loire (50km)
  • Parc de Lathan (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cogners (9km)
  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (43km)
  • Coulaines (45km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (37km)
  • Spaycific'Zoo (45km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Lavenay

Canton: Chartre-sur-le-Loir

Arrondissement: Mans

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72310

Distance to Lavenay

from Le Mans (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 170 km

from Calais: 361 km

from Nice: 682 km

from Bordeaux: 343 km

from Strasbourg: 529 km

Getting here

Lavenay is in the north-west of France. 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 Lavenay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Artins, Besse-sur-Braye, Bonneveau, Celle, Couture-sur-Loir, La Chapelle-Gaugain, Ponce-sur-le-Loir, Souge and Vance.

This page in French: Visiter Lavenay