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Montfort-le-Gesnois tourism and travel guide

Photo of Montfort-le-Gesnois in Sarthe

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

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.

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

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!

Le Mans

Le Mans

at 16 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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,...

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide


at 38 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide


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

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide


at 50 km (direction west-south-west)

Parcé sur Sarthe is a classified petites cites de...

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide

... 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

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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