Mareil-sur-Loir tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau du Lude at 13 km from Mareil-sur-Loir

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Mareil-sur-Loir 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 Mareil-sur-Loir in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau du Lude at 13 km and Bauge at 21 km.

Mareil-sur-Loir, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 13 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau du Lude guide


at 21 km (direction south-south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Bauge guide


at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


at 27 km (direction north-west)

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

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide
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at 28 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Solesmes guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 35 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Le Mans guide


at 43 km (direction west-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 44 km (direction west-south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

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at 50 km (direction west-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 50 km (direction west-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 50 km (direction west-south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Angers Cathedral guide


Most Beautiful Village at 51 km (direction north-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Sainte-Suzanne guide
Chateau d'Angers

Chateau d'Angers

Castle at 51 km (direction west-south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

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Apocalypse Tapestry

Apocalypse Tapestry

at 51 km (direction west-south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

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Markets in and near Mareil-sur-Loir

  • La Fleche: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Le Lude: market Thursday (13km)
  • Malicorne-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (13km)
  • Noyen-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (19km)
  • La Suze-sur-Sarthe: market Thursday (20km)
  • Ecommoy: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Noyant: market Friday (24km)
  • Arnage: market Saturday (27km)
  • Chateau-la-Valliere: market Monday (30km)
  • Allonnes: market Tuesday (30km)

More information about Mareil-sur-Loir, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Mareil-sur-Loir, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • La Fleche (7km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (36km)
  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (38km)
  • Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (46km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (37km)
  • La Cropte (46km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (25km)

Geography and distances

Mareil-sur-Loir is in the north-west of France at 37 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Mareil-sur-Loir is 215 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Mareil-sur-Loir

Canton: Flèche

Arrondissement: Flèche

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72200

Distance to Mareil-sur-Loir

from Le Mans (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 215 km

from Calais: 384 km

from Nice: 718 km

from Bordeaux: 323 km

from Strasbourg: 582 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 Mareil-sur-Loir from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Clermont-Creans, Luche-Pringe, Saint-Jean-de-la-Motte and Thoree-les-Pins.

This page in French: Visiter Mareil-sur-Loir


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