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Marans tourism and travel guide

Photo of Marans in Maine-et-Loire

Photo is of Chateau Plessis-Bourre at 24 km from Marans

Visit Marans: highlights and tourist information

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Marans is situated in the Maine-et-Loire department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau Plessis-Bourre at 24 km and Apocalypse Tapestry at 29 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Marans, 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 Marans in Pays de la Loire.

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

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 24 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau Plessis-Bourre guide
Apocalypse Tapestry

Apocalypse Tapestry

at 29 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Apocalypse Tapestry guide
Chateau d'Angers

Chateau d'Angers

Castle at 29 km (direction east-south-east)

The mighty fortified walls of Chateau d'Angers form an interesting contrast with...

See Chateau d'Angers guide
Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 29 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Angers Cathedral guide
Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 30 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin guide


at 30 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Angers guide
Chateau de Brissac

Chateau de Brissac

Castle at 41 km (direction south-east)

The Chateau de Brissac is the tallest castle in France, has more...

See Chateau de Brissac guide


at 48 km (direction east-north-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Solesmes guide


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

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

See Laval guide


at 51 km (direction north-east), in the Mayenne department

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

See Saulges guide


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

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


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

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

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide


at 56 km (direction south-east)

The small village of Aubigne-sur-Layon is very pretty, especially in late spring...

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide


at 66 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Chateaugiron guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Maine-et-Loire

Map of places to visit near Marans


Markets in and near Marans

  • Segre: market Wednesday & Saturday (6km)
  • Le Lion-d'Angers: market Friday (11km)
  • Cande: market Monday (16km)
  • Renaze: market Friday (23km)
  • Craon: market Monday (24km)
  • Chateau-Gontier: market Thursday & (24km)
  • Pouance: market Thursday (26km)
  • Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (28km)
  • Tierce: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Angers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (30km)

Hotels near Marans

More information about Marans, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Marans, France

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

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chateau-Gontier (24km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (24km)
  • Jardins du Pin (25km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (28km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chenille-Change (16km)
  • Coudray (23km)
  • La Cropte (45km)

Geography and distances

Marans is in the western-centre of France at 29 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Marans is 273 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Marans

Canton: Segré

Arrondissement: Segré

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49500

Distance to Marans

from Angers (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 273 km

from Calais: 417 km

from Nice: 768 km

from Bordeaux: 312 km

from Strasbourg: 647 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive in a car from one of the ferry terminals - Saint Malo and Caen are most practical, allow around 3-4 hours for the journey. For driving distances to Marans from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Andigne, Chaze-sur-Argos, Gene, La Chapelle-sur-Oudon, Louvaines, Sainte-Gemmes-d'Andigne, Segre and Vern-d'Anjou.

This page in French: Visiter Marans

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