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Le Grand-Luce tourism and travel guide

Photo of Le Grand-Luce in Sarthe

Photo is of Le Mans at 26 km from Le Grand-Luce

Visit Le Grand-Luce: highlights and tourist information

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Le Grand-Luce is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Mans at 26 km and Chateau du Lude at 34 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Le Grand-Luce, 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 Grand-Luce in Pays de la Loire.

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

Le Mans

Le Mans

at 26 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Le Mans guide
Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 34 km (direction south-west)

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

See Chateau du Lude guide


Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction east-south-east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

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

See Lavardin guide
La Ferte-Bernard

La Ferte-Bernard

at 38 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See La Ferte-Bernard guide


at 45 km (direction east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

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

See Vendome guide


at 47 km (direction north-west)

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

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide


at 50 km (direction west)

Parcé sur Sarthe is a classified petites cites de...

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


at 56 km (direction west-south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Bauge guide


at 57 km (direction west-north-west)

Sillé le Guillaume has a chateau dating to the...

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide


at 57 km (direction north-west)

The traditional market hall and remains of a medieval...

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide

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

Map of places to visit near Le Grand-Luce


Markets in and near Le Grand-Luce

Market days in Le Grand-Luce: weekly market: Wednesday all day;

  • Le Grand-Luce: market Wednesday all day (0km)
  • Ecommoy: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Chateau-du-Loir: market Saturday (19km)
  • Besse-sur-Braye: market Saturday (21km)
  • Saint-Calais: market Thursday all day & Sunday (22km)
  • Connerre: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Arnage: market Saturday (22km)
  • Le Mans: market every day except Monday (24km)
  • Savigny-sur-Braye: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Allonnes: market Tuesday (26km)

More information about Le Grand-Luce, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Le Grand-Luce, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • La Fleche (45km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (22km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (26km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (18km)
  • Jardins du château de Poncé (18km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (33km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (34km)
  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (39km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (41km)
  • Parc de Lathan (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cogners (14km)
  • Coulaines (26km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (25km)
  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (54km)

Geography and distances

Le Grand-Luce is in the north-west of France at 26 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Le Grand-Luce is 177 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Le Grand-Luce

Canton: Grand-Lucé

Arrondissement: Mans

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72150

Distance to Le Grand-Luce

from Le Mans (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 177 km

from Calais: 357 km

from Nice: 701 km

from Bordeaux: 346 km

from Strasbourg: 545 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 Grand-Luce from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Pruille-l'Eguille, Saint-Vincent-du-Lorouer and Villaines-sous-Luce.

This page in French: Visiter Le Grand-Luce

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