Olivet tourism and travel guide

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Visit Olivet: highlights and tourist information

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Olivet is situated in the Mayenne department and Pays de la Loire region, in the center of France at 12 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Olivet is 254 kilometres from Paris).

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!


... 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

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)

  • Saint-Brice-en-Cogles (46km)

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

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

Olivet is in the center of France. 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