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Le Genest-Saint-Isle tourism and travel guide

Photo of Le Genest-Saint-Isle in Mayenne

Photo is of Laval at 9 km from Le Genest-Saint-Isle

Visit Le Genest-Saint-Isle: highlights and tourist information

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Le Genest-Saint-Isle is situated in the Mayenne department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Laval at 9 km and Vitre at 24 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Le Genest-Saint-Isle, 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 Genest-Saint-Isle in Pays de la Loire.

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



at 9 km (direction east)

The castle, the river and the historic centre make the substantial town...

See Laval guide


at 24 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

A town not be missed, Vitré has a superb historic centre...

See Vitre guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 31 km (direction north-east)

Quite a small town, the highlight of a visit...

See Mayenne (town) guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 33 km (direction north-east)

Les Jardins des Renaudies is a pretty garden in...

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide


at 34 km (direction east-north-east)

Here in Jublains you can visit the roman ruins of the...

See Jublains guide


at 37 km (direction north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The castle and historic lower town are the main attraction,...

See Fougeres guide


at 37 km (direction east)

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

See Evron guide


at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saulges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction east)

The medieval village and the castle in the pretty village of...

See Sainte-Suzanne guide


at 46 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The castle and towers in the heart of old Chateaugiron...

See Chateaugiron guide


at 48 km (direction north-east)

Small town with two 15th century castles and a popular public garden...

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide


at 50 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Most visitors to Saint-Brice-en-Cogles also enjoy the tour of...

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide


at 51 km (direction east-south-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Solesmes guide


at 54 km (direction east-south-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide

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

Map of places to visit near Le Genest-Saint-Isle


Markets in and near Le Genest-Saint-Isle

  • Port-Brillet: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Laval: market Tuesday & Saturday all day (9km)
  • Andouille: market Thursday (12km)
  • Ernee: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Vitre: market Monday (24km)
  • Craon: market Monday (29km)
  • Meslay-du-Maine: market Friday (30km)
  • Mayenne: market Saturday & Monday (31km)
  • La Guerche-de-Bretagne: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Chateau-Gontier: market Thursday & (33km)

More information about Le Genest-Saint-Isle, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Le Genest-Saint-Isle, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Vitre (24km)
  • Chateau-Gontier (33km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (14km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (27km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (28km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (45km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (60km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt du Pertre (14km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (18km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (18km)
  • Étang de la Valière (20km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (26km)
  • Source - Couesnon (27km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (29km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (39km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (39km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Juvigne (18km)
  • La Cropte (33km)
  • Coudray (39km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (39km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (45km)
  • Chenille-Change (47km)

Geography and distances

Le Genest-Saint-Isle is in the center of France at 9 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Le Genest-Saint-Isle is 253 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Le Genest-Saint-Isle

Canton: Loiron

Arrondissement: Laval

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53940

Distance to Le Genest-Saint-Isle

from Laval (prefecture): 9 km

from Paris: 253 km

from Calais: 374 km

from Nice: 798 km

from Bordeaux: 363 km

from Strasbourg: 640 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive here from the cross channel ports of Saint Malo and Caen, the jorney only taking a couple of hours. For driving distances to Le Genest-Saint-Isle from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Loiron, Olivet, Ruille-le-Gravelais, Saint-Berthevin and Saint-Ouen-Des-Toits.

This page in French: Visiter Le Genest-Saint-Isle

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