Nouans tourism and travel guide

Photo of Nouans in Sarthe

Visit Nouans: highlights and tourist information

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Nouans is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region, in the north-west of France at 24 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Nouans is 171 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Beaumont-sur-Sarthe at 7 km and Fresnay-sur-Sarthe at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Nouans, 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 Nouans 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 Nouans

Markets in and near Nouans

  • Beaumont-sur-Sarthe: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (16km)
  • Mamers: market Monday (17km)
  • Bonnetable: market Tuesday & Friday (17km)
  • Conlie: market Thursday (22km)
  • Alencon: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (24km)
  • Sille-le-Guillaume: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Connerre: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Le Mans: market every day except Monday (29km)
  • Allonnes: market Tuesday (30km)

More information about Nouans, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Nouans, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Nouans.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (45km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (43km)
  • Perche (46km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (25km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (26km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Mirail (35km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (35km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (40km)
  • Jardin de la petite Rochelle (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Perseigne (19km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (25km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (36km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (37km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Tourouvre (50km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (24km)
  • Cogners (52km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (36km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Nouans

Canton: Marolles-les-Braults

Arrondissement: Mamers

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72260

Distance to Nouans

from Le Mans (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 171 km

from Calais: 324 km

from Nice: 742 km

from Bordeaux: 383 km

from Strasbourg: 557 km

Getting here

Nouans 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 Nouans from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cherance, Conge-sur-Orne, Courgains, Dangeul, Disse-sous-Ballon, Doucelles, Luce-sous-Ballon, Maresche, Meurce, Rene, Thoigne and Vivoin.

This page in French: Visiter Nouans