Mont-Saint-Jean tourism and travel guide

Photo of Mont-Saint-Jean in Sarthe

Photo is of Sillé-le-Guillaume at 7 km from Mont-Saint-Jean

Visit Mont-Saint-Jean: highlights and tourist information

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Mont-Saint-Jean 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 Mont-Saint-Jean in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Sillé-le-Guillaume at 7 km and Fresnay-sur-Sarthe at 10 km.

Mont-Saint-Jean, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 7 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide


at 10 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 15 km (direction north-north-east), in the Orne department

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

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide


Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction north-north-east), in the Orne department

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

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide
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at 18 km (direction east)

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

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide


at 24 km (direction west-south-west), in the Mayenne department

The highlight here at Evron is the Abbey of Notre Dame, in...

See Evron guide


Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction west-south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Sainte-Suzanne guide


at 25 km (direction north-east), in the Orne department

There are several sites of historical interest in Alencon, best known as...

See Alencon guide


at 29 km (direction west), in the Mayenne department

Here in Jublains you can visit the roman ruins of the ancient...

See Jublains guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 35 km (direction south-east)

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

See Le Mans guide


at 36 km (direction west-north-west), in the Mayenne department

Small town with two 15th century castles and a popular public garden...

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide


at 37 km (direction south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Saulges guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 39 km (direction west), in the Mayenne department

Quite a small town, the highlight of a visit to Mayenne is...

See Mayenne (town) guide


at 41 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide

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Map of places to visit near Mont-Saint-Jean


Markets in and near Mont-Saint-Jean

  • Sille-le-Guillaume: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (10km)
  • Conlie: market Thursday (15km)
  • Villaines-la-Juhel: market Monday (17km)
  • Beaumont-sur-Sarthe: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Evron: market Thursday (24km)
  • Alencon: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (25km)
  • Loue: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Allonnes: market Tuesday (36km)
  • Mamers: market Monday (37km)

More information about Mont-Saint-Jean, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Mont-Saint-Jean, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (35km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (28km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (35km)
  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (38km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Mirail (30km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (31km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (35km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (12km)
  • Forêt de Perseigne (32km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (35km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (36km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (34km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (39km)
  • La Cropte (43km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (51km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (41km)

Geography and distances

Mont-Saint-Jean is in the north-west of France at 34 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Mont-Saint-Jean is 193 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Mont-Saint-Jean

Canton: Sillé-le-Guillaume

Arrondissement: Mans

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72140

Distance to Mont-Saint-Jean

from Le Mans (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 193 km

from Calais: 332 km

from Nice: 761 km

from Bordeaux: 381 km

from Strasbourg: 581 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 Mont-Saint-Jean from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Douillet, Montreuil-le-Chetif, Peze-le-Robert, Saint-Georges-le-Gaultier, Saint-Germain-de-Coulamer and Saint-Mars-du-Desert.

This page in French: Visiter Mont-Saint-Jean


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