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Montfort-le-Gesnois tourism and travel guide

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Visit Montfort-le-Gesnois: highlights and tourist information

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Montfort-le-Gesnois is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region, 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).

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Mans at 16 km and La Ferte-Bernard at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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


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

Map of places to visit near Montfort-le-Gesnois

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)

More information about Montfort-le-Gesnois, Pays de la Loire

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

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

Montfort-le-Gesnois is in the north-west of France. 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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