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Olivet tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Laval at 12 km from Olivet

Visit Olivet: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Laval at 12 km and Vitre at 22 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Olivet, 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 Olivet in Pays de la Loire.

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



at 12 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Laval guide


at 22 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Vitre guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 31 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Mayenne (town) guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 31 km (direction north-north-east)

Les Jardins des Renaudies is a pretty garden in north-west France...

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide


at 33 km (direction north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Fougeres guide


at 35 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Jublains guide


at 38 km (direction east)

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

See Evron guide


at 41 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saulges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction east)

The medieval village and the castle in the pretty village of Sainte-Suzanne...

See Sainte-Suzanne guide


at 44 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The castle and towers in the heart of old Chateaugiron help explain...

See Chateaugiron guide


at 46 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 castles...

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide


at 47 km (direction north-east)

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide


at 55 km (direction east-south-east), in the Sarthe department

Solesmes is known for its Abbey Saint-Pierre, an important benedictine abbey that...

See Solesmes guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 60 km (direction north-east), in the Orne department

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

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide

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

Map of places to visit near Olivet


Markets in and near Olivet

  • Port-Brillet: market Tuesday (4km)
  • Andouille: market Thursday (12km)
  • Laval: market Tuesday & Saturday all day (12km)
  • Ernee: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Vitre: market Monday (22km)
  • Mayenne: market Saturday & Monday (30km)
  • La Guerche-de-Bretagne: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Craon: market Monday (31km)
  • Fougeres: market Saturday (32km)
  • Meslay-du-Maine: market Friday (33km)

More information about Olivet, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Olivet, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Vitre (22km)
  • Chateau-Gontier (36km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (12km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (24km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (30km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (41km)
  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (45km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (56km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt du Pertre (13km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (15km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (16km)
  • Étang de la Valière (18km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (23km)
  • Source - Couesnon (23km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (27km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (35km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (37km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (61km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Juvigne (15km)
  • La Cropte (36km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (38km)
  • Coudray (42km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (44km)

Geography and distances

Olivet is in the center of France at 12 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Olivet is 254 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Olivet

Canton: Loiron

Arrondissement: Laval

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53410

Distance to Olivet

from Laval (prefecture): 12 km

from Paris: 254 km

from Calais: 373 km

from Nice: 801 km

from Bordeaux: 366 km

from Strasbourg: 642 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 Olivet from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Le Bourgneuf-la-Foret, Le Genest-Saint-Isle, Port-Brillet and Saint-Ouen-Des-Toits.

This page in French: Visiter Olivet

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