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Le Breil-sur-Merize tourism and travel guide

Photo of Le Breil-sur-Merize in Sarthe

Photo is of Le Mans at 21 km from Le Breil-sur-Merize

Visit Le Breil-sur-Merize: highlights and tourist information

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Le Breil-sur-Merize is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Mans at 21 km and La Ferte-Bernard at 24 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Le Breil-sur-Merize, 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 Le Breil-sur-Merize in Pays de la Loire.

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

Le Mans

Le Mans

at 21 km (direction west)

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

See Le Mans guide
La Ferte-Bernard

La Ferte-Bernard

at 24 km (direction north-east)

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

See La Ferte-Bernard guide


at 35 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide


at 42 km (direction north-north-east), in the Orne department

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

See Belleme guide


Most Beautiful Village at 42 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


at 43 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 46 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide
Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 47 km (direction south-west)

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

See Chateau du Lude guide


at 49 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide
Le Perche

Le Perche

at 49 km (direction north-east), in the Orne department

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

See Le Perche guide


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

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

See Vendome guide


at 55 km (direction 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 57 km (direction 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 57 km (direction 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

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

Map of places to visit near Le Breil-sur-Merize


Markets in and near Le Breil-sur-Merize

  • Connerre: market Wednesday (6km)
  • Le Grand-Luce: market Wednesday all day (16km)
  • Bonnetable: market Tuesday & Friday (19km)
  • Vibraye: market Friday (20km)
  • Le Mans: market every day except Monday (21km)
  • Saint-Calais: market Thursday all day & Sunday (22km)
  • Arnage: market Saturday (23km)
  • La Ferte-Bernard: market Saturday & Monday (24km)
  • Allonnes: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Ecommoy: market Tuesday (26km)

Hotels near Le Breil-sur-Merize

More information about Le Breil-sur-Merize, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Le Breil-sur-Merize, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (15km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (21km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (27km)
  • Jardins du château de Poncé (30km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (33km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (40km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (47km)
  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Perseigne (47km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (56km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cogners (20km)
  • Coulaines (21km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (27km)

Geography and distances

Le Breil-sur-Merize is in the north-west of France at 21 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Le Breil-sur-Merize is 167 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Le Breil-sur-Merize

Canton: Montfort-le-Gesnois

Arrondissement: Mans

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72370

Distance to Le Breil-sur-Merize

from Le Mans (prefecture): 21 km

from Paris: 167 km

from Calais: 342 km

from Nice: 711 km

from Bordeaux: 362 km

from Strasbourg: 541 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 Breil-sur-Merize from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ardenay-sur-Merize, Bouloire, Connerre, Montfort-le-Gesnois, Nuille-le-Jalais, Soulitre, Surfonds and Thorigne-sur-Due.

This page in French: Visiter Le Breil-sur-Merize

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