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Lavenay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Lavenay in Sarthe

Photo is of Lavardin at 15 km from Lavenay

Visit Lavenay: highlights and tourist information

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Lavenay is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region.

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

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!

Lavardin

Lavardin

Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction east-south-east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

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

See Lavardin guide
Vendome

Vendome

at 27 km (direction east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

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

See Vendome guide
Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 44 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chateau du Lude guide
Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Cathedral at 44 km (direction south), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The la Psalette cloister and the cathedral of Tours together make a...

See Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters guide
 
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Tours

Tours

at 44 km (direction south), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Tours is a large important town with numerous monuments, gardens and medieval...

See Tours guide
La Ferte-Bernard

La Ferte-Bernard

at 44 km (direction south)

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

See La Ferte-Bernard guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 45 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Le Mans guide
Chateau d'Amboise

Chateau d'Amboise

Castle at 47 km (direction south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The Chateau d'Amboise is a castle with impressive gardens and a lovely...

See Chateau d'Amboise guide
Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Castle at 47 km (direction south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The Chateau de Clos-Lucé was home to Leonardo da Vinci and you...

See Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise guide
Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Castle at 48 km (direction south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard in Amboise is the first Renaissance...

See Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard guide
Amboise

Amboise

at 48 km (direction south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Although it is the castle that attracts visitors to Amboise, you will...

See Amboise guide
Chateau de Chaumont

Chateau de Chaumont

Castle at 50 km (direction east-south-east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

The small village of Chaumont-sur-Loire is dominated by the Chateau de Chaumont,...

See Chateau de Chaumont guide
Chateau de Villandry

Chateau de Villandry

Castle at 52 km (direction south-south-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The rooms at Chateau de Villandry can be explored, but it is...

See Chateau de Villandry guide
Blois

Blois

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

The town of Blois, with its castle, cathedral, extensive historic centre and...

See Blois guide

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

Map of places to visit near Lavenay

 
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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)

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Tourist attractions near Lavenay, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (47km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

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)
 
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Geography and distances

Lavenay is in the north-west of France at 45 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Lavenay is 170 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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