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Monhoudou tourism and travel guide

Photo of Monhoudou in Sarthe

Photo is of Beaumont-sur-Sarthe at 16 km from Monhoudou

Visit Monhoudou: highlights and tourist information

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Monhoudou is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Beaumont-sur-Sarthe at 16 km and Belleme at 20 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Monhoudou, 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 Monhoudou in Pays de la Loire.

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

Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

at 16 km (direction west-south-west)

It is the countryside around Beaumont-sur-Sarthe that is the...

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide
Belleme

Belleme

at 20 km (direction east-north-east), in the Orne department

Belleme is one of several small attractive villages within the...

See Belleme guide
Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

at 23 km (direction west)

The traditional market hall and remains of a medieval castle, and the...

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide
Alencon

Alencon

at 24 km (direction west-north-west), in the Orne department

There are several sites of historical interest in Alencon,...

See Alencon guide
 
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La Ferte-Bernard

La Ferte-Bernard

at 27 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See La Ferte-Bernard guide
Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction west-north-west), in the Orne department

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei is a very pretty village in the Regional Natural...

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 30 km (direction west-north-west), in the Orne department

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere is a lovely garden in the...

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide
Mortagne-au-Perche

Mortagne-au-Perche

at 31 km (direction north-east), in the Orne department

There are several places of historic interest to discover here...

See Mortagne-au-Perche guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 32 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Le Mans guide
Sillé-le-Guillaume

Sillé-le-Guillaume

at 36 km (direction west-south-west)

Sillé le Guillaume has a chateau dating to the 11th century and...

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide
Le Perche

Le Perche

at 37 km (direction east-north-east), in the Orne department

The peaceful countryside of the Perche Natural Regional Park has lots...

See Le Perche guide
Nogent-le-Rotrou

Nogent-le-Rotrou

at 37 km (direction east), in the Eure-et-Loir department

Within the Perche Regional Natural Park, in Nogent-le-Rotrou you can discover the...

See Nogent-le-Rotrou guide
Sees

Sees

at 37 km (direction north-north-west), in the Orne department

The cathedral is the famous attraction at Sees, but there are other...

See Sees guide
Asnieres-sur-Vegre

Asnieres-sur-Vegre

at 61 km (direction south-west)

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

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide

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

Map of places to visit near Monhoudou

 
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Markets in and near Monhoudou

  • Mamers: market Monday (8km)
  • Bonnetable: market Tuesday & Friday (14km)
  • Beaumont-sur-Sarthe: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (23km)
  • Alencon: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (24km)
  • Le Mele-sur-Sarthe: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Le Theil: market Wednesday (27km)
  • La Ferte-Bernard: market Saturday & Monday (27km)
  • Connerre: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Mortagne-Au-Perche: market Saturday all day (31km)

More information about Monhoudou, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Monhoudou, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (47km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Perche (37km)
  • Normandie-Maine (46km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (31km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (32km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de la petite Rochelle (37km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (43km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (44km)
  • Sassy (48km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Perseigne (14km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (30km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (35km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (36km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Tourouvre (42km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (31km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (43km)
 
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Geography and distances

Monhoudou is in the north-west of France at 31 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Monhoudou is 162 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Monhoudou

Canton: Marolles-les-Braults

Arrondissement: Mamers

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72260

Distance to Monhoudou

from Le Mans (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 162 km

from Calais: 316 km

from Nice: 739 km

from Bordeaux: 390 km

from Strasbourg: 548 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 Monhoudou from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Avesnes-en-Saosnois, Commerveil, Courgains, Dangeul, Disse-sous-Ballon, Marolles-les-Braults, Monce-en-Saosnois, Nauvay, Panon, Peray, Pizieux, Saint-Calez-en-Saosnois, Saint-Remy-Des-Monts, Saint-Vincent-Des-Pres, Saosnes and Thoigne.

This page in French: Visiter Monhoudou

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