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Montenay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Montenay in Mayenne

Photo is of Les Jardins des Renaudies at 12 km from Montenay

Visit Montenay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Les Jardins des Renaudies at 12 km and Mayenne (town) at 21 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Montenay, 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 Montenay in Pays de la Loire.

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

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 12 km (direction north-north-east)

Les Jardins des Renaudies is a pretty garden in...

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 21 km (direction east)

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

See Mayenne (town) guide


at 24 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The castle and historic lower town are the main attraction,...

See Fougeres guide


at 26 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Laval guide


at 30 km (direction east)

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

See Jublains guide


at 30 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

A town not be missed, Vitré has a superb historic centre with...

See Vitre guide


at 34 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide


at 38 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Most visitors to Saint-Brice-en-Cogles also enjoy the tour of the local...

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide


at 38 km (direction north-east), in the Orne department

The castle forms an excellent backdrop to the cobbled streets...

See Domfront guide


at 39 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Evron guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 45 km (direction east-north-east), in the Orne department

The town of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is very pleasant, and well...

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction east-south-east)

The medieval village and the castle in the pretty village of...

See Sainte-Suzanne guide


at 50 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saulges guide


at 52 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The castle and towers in the heart of old...

See Chateaugiron guide

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

Map of places to visit near Montenay


Markets in and near Montenay

  • Ernee: market Tuesday (3km)
  • Andouille: market Thursday (15km)
  • Gorron: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Port-Brillet: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Mayenne: market Saturday & Monday (21km)
  • Fougeres: market Saturday (23km)
  • Laval: market Tuesday & Saturday all day (26km)
  • Louvigne-du-Desert: market Friday (27km)
  • Vitre: market Monday (30km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet: market Wednesday (35km)

Hotels near Montenay

More information about Montenay, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Montenay, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (7km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (12km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (30km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Source - Couesnon (12km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (22km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (23km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (23km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (26km)
  • Forêt du Pertre (28km)
  • Étang de la Valière (29km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (33km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (41km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Juvigne (12km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (25km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (26km)
  • La Cropte (47km)

Geography and distances

Montenay is in the center of France at 26 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Montenay is 247 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montenay

Canton: Ernée

Arrondissement: Mayenne

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53500

Distance to Montenay

from Laval (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 247 km

from Calais: 356 km

from Nice: 810 km

from Bordeaux: 384 km

from Strasbourg: 638 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 Montenay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ernee and Vautorte.

This page in French: Visiter Montenay

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