Le Bailleul tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Parcé-sur-Sarthe at 9 km from Le Bailleul

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Le Bailleul 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 Le Bailleul in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Parcé-sur-Sarthe at 9 km and Solesmes at 14 km.

Le Bailleul, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 9 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


at 14 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Solesmes guide


at 14 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide


at 26 km (direction south-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Bauge is a small traditional town with a small castle - and...

See Bauge guide
Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 27 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau du Lude guide


at 30 km (direction north-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Saulges guide
Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 34 km (direction west-south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau Plessis-Bourre guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 38 km (direction north-east)

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

See Le Mans guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction north-north-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Sainte-Suzanne guide


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

Most famous for its castle, Angers also has a cathedral and many...

See Angers guide
Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 44 km (direction south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin in Angers combines 1500 years of religious...

See Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin guide
Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

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

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

See Angers Cathedral guide
Chateau d'Angers

Chateau d'Angers

Castle at 45 km (direction south-west), 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 45 km (direction south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Apocalypse Tapestry guide

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Markets in and near Le Bailleul

  • Malicorne-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (8km)
  • La Fleche: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Noyen-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (12km)
  • Sable-sur-Sarthe: market Monday (16km)
  • La Suze-sur-Sarthe: market Thursday (20km)
  • Loue: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Seiches-sur-le-Loir: market Thursday (26km)
  • Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (26km)
  • Le Lude: market Thursday (27km)
  • Tierce: market Wednesday (29km)

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Tourist attractions near Le Bailleul, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • La Fleche (10km)
  • Chateau-Gontier (41km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (38km)
  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la Massonnière (22km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (25km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (25km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (27km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (30km)
  • Parc de Lathan (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (41km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • La Cropte (33km)
  • Coudray (36km)
  • Chenille-Change (39km)
  • Coulaines (39km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (28km)

Geography and distances

Le Bailleul is in the north-west of France at 39 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Le Bailleul is 221 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Le Bailleul

Canton: Malicorne-sur-Sarthe

Arrondissement: Flèche

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72200

Distance to Le Bailleul

from Le Mans (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 221 km

from Calais: 383 km

from Nice: 732 km

from Bordeaux: 328 km

from Strasbourg: 593 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 Le Bailleul from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Artheze, Crosmieres, La Chapelle-d'Aligne, Malicorne-sur-Sarthe, Villaines-sous-Malicorne and Vion.

This page in French: Visiter Le Bailleul