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Photo is of Chateau Plessis-Bourre at 22 km from Menil

Visit Menil: highlights and tourist information

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Menil is situated in the Mayenne department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau Plessis-Bourre at 22 km and Solesmes at 29 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Menil, 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 Menil 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 22 km (direction south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau Plessis-Bourre guide
Solesmes

Solesmes

at 29 km (direction east-north-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Solesmes guide
Saulges

Saulges

at 31 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saulges guide
Laval

Laval

at 34 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Laval guide
 
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Chateau d'Angers

Chateau d'Angers

Castle at 35 km (direction south-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau d'Angers guide
Apocalypse Tapestry

Apocalypse Tapestry

at 35 km (direction south-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Apocalypse Tapestry guide
Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 35 km (direction south-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The cathedral in Angers is the earliest example of...

See Angers Cathedral guide
Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 35 km (direction south-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin guide
Angers

Angers

at 35 km (direction south-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Angers guide
Asnieres-sur-Vegre

Asnieres-sur-Vegre

at 36 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
Parcé-sur-Sarthe

Parcé-sur-Sarthe

at 37 km (direction east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide
Sainte-Suzanne

Sainte-Suzanne

Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction north-east)

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

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Evron

Evron

at 47 km (direction north-east)

The highlight here at Evron is the Abbey of...

See Evron guide
Chateau de Brissac

Chateau de Brissac

Castle at 49 km (direction south-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Brissac guide

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Map of places to visit near Menil

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Markets in and near Menil

  • Chateau-Gontier: market Thursday & (7km)
  • Le Lion-d'Angers: market Friday (17km)
  • Segre: market Wednesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (18km)
  • Meslay-du-Maine: market Friday (22km)
  • Craon: market Monday (22km)
  • Tierce: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Sable-sur-Sarthe: market Monday (26km)
  • Renaze: market Friday (29km)
  • Seiches-sur-le-Loir: market Thursday (33km)

More information about Menil, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Menil, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chateau-Gontier (6km)
  • Vitre (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (22km)
  • Jardins du Pin (42km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (46km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (31km)
  • Forêt du Pertre (44km)
  • Étang de la Valière (51km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (51km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (53km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (60km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coudray (3km)
  • Chenille-Change (8km)
  • La Cropte (25km)
 
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Geography and distances

Menil is in the center of France at 34 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Menil is 254 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Menil

Canton: Château-Gontier-Est

Arrondissement: Château-Gontier

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53200

Distance to Menil

from Laval (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 254 km

from Calais: 398 km

from Nice: 764 km

from Bordeaux: 327 km

from Strasbourg: 631 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 Menil from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aze, Coudray, Daon, La Jaille-Yvon, Marigne, Montguillon and Saint-Fort.

This page in French: Visiter Menil

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