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Montfort-le-Gesnois tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Le Mans at 16 km from Montfort-le-Gesnois

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Montfort-le-Gesnois 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 Montfort-le-Gesnois in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Mans at 16 km and La Ferte-Bernard at 24 km.

Montfort-le-Gesnois, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Le Mans

Le Mans

at 16 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Le Mans guide
La Ferte-Bernard

La Ferte-Bernard

at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See La Ferte-Bernard guide


at 28 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide


at 38 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide
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at 38 km (direction north-north-east), in the Orne department

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

See Belleme guide


at 42 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide


at 44 km (direction north-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
Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 48 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Chateau du Lude guide


at 48 km (direction north-west), in the Orne department

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

See Alencon guide
Le Perche

Le Perche

at 49 km (direction north-east), in the Orne department

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

See Le Perche guide


Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction east-south-east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

With a river and ancient bridge below and an ancient castle above...

See Lavardin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction north-west), 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
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 50 km (direction north-west), in the Orne department

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

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide


at 50 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide

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Markets in and near Montfort-le-Gesnois

  • Connerre: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Bonnetable: market Tuesday & Friday (14km)
  • Le Mans: market every day except Monday (17km)
  • Allonnes: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Le Grand-Luce: market Wednesday all day (21km)
  • Arnage: market Saturday (21km)
  • La Ferte-Bernard: market Saturday & Monday (24km)
  • Vibraye: market Friday (25km)
  • Ecommoy: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Beaumont-sur-Sarthe: market Tuesday (28km)

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Tourist attractions near Montfort-le-Gesnois, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (10km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (16km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (28km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (29km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (35km)
  • Jardins du château de Poncé (37km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (41km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (48km)
  • Jardin de la petite Rochelle (51km)
  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Perseigne (41km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (49km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (15km)
  • Cogners (28km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (24km)

Geography and distances

Montfort-le-Gesnois is in the north-west of France at 15 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Montfort-le-Gesnois is 169 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montfort-le-Gesnois

Canton: Montfort-le-Gesnois

Arrondissement: Mans

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72450

Distance to Montfort-le-Gesnois

from Le Mans (prefecture): 15 km

from Paris: 169 km

from Calais: 339 km

from Nice: 718 km

from Bordeaux: 365 km

from Strasbourg: 546 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 Montfort-le-Gesnois from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ardenay-sur-Merize, Champagne, Fatines, Le Breil-sur-Merize, Lombron, Nuille-le-Jalais, Saint-Corneille, Saint-Mars-la-Briere and Soulitre.

This page in French: Visiter Montfort-le-Gesnois


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