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Photo of Panon in Sarthe

Photo is of Beaumont-sur-Sarthe at 17 km from Panon

Visit Panon: highlights and tourist information

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Panon is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Beaumont-sur-Sarthe at 17 km and Alencon at 18 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Panon, 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 Panon in Pays de la Loire.

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

Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

at 17 km (direction west-south-west)

It is the countryside around Beaumont-sur-Sarthe that is the...

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide
Alencon

Alencon

at 18 km (direction west-north-west), in the Orne department

There are several sites of historical interest in Alencon, best known...

See Alencon guide
Belleme

Belleme

at 20 km (direction east), in the Orne department

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

See Belleme guide
Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

at 21 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide
 
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Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction west), in the Orne department

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei is a very pretty village in the Regional Natural Park...

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 26 km (direction west), in the Orne department

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere is a lovely garden...

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide
Mortagne-au-Perche

Mortagne-au-Perche

at 28 km (direction north-east), in the Orne department

There are several places of historic interest to discover here at Mortagne-au-Perche,...

See Mortagne-au-Perche guide
Sees

Sees

at 31 km (direction north-north-west), in the Orne department

The cathedral is the famous attraction at Sees, but there are other...

See Sees guide
La Ferte-Bernard

La Ferte-Bernard

at 32 km (direction east-south-east)

The medieval character and picturesque setting make La Ferté-Bernard one of...

See La Ferte-Bernard guide
Sillé-le-Guillaume

Sillé-le-Guillaume

at 36 km (direction west-south-west)

Sillé le Guillaume has a chateau dating to the 11th...

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide
Le Perche

Le Perche

at 37 km (direction east), in the Orne department

The peaceful countryside of the Perche Natural Regional Park...

See Le Perche guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 38 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Le Mans guide
Nogent-le-Rotrou

Nogent-le-Rotrou

at 39 km (direction east), in the Eure-et-Loir department

Within the Perche Regional Natural Park, in Nogent-le-Rotrou you can discover the...

See Nogent-le-Rotrou guide
Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

at 46 km (direction north-north-west), in the Orne department

The Haras du Pin is the oldest of the national horse training...

See Haras du Pin guide

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

Map of places to visit near Panon

 
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Markets in and near Panon

  • Mamers: market Monday (6km)
  • Beaumont-sur-Sarthe: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Alencon: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (19km)
  • Le Mele-sur-Sarthe: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Bonnetable: market Tuesday & Friday (20km)
  • Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (21km)
  • Mortagne-Au-Perche: market Saturday all day (27km)
  • Le Theil: market Wednesday (30km)
  • Sees: market Saturday (31km)
  • La Ferte-Bernard: market Saturday & Monday (32km)

More information about Panon, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Panon, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (41km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Perche (37km)
  • Normandie-Maine (42km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (36km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (37km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de la petite Rochelle (37km)
  • Sassy (42km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (47km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (48km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (52km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Perseigne (8km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (27km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (29km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (30km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Tourouvre (39km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (36km)
 
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Geography and distances

Panon is in the north-west of France at 36 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Panon is 162 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Panon

Canton: Mamers

Arrondissement: Mamers

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72600

Distance to Panon

from Le Mans (prefecture): 36 km

from Paris: 162 km

from Calais: 311 km

from Nice: 745 km

from Bordeaux: 395 km

from Strasbourg: 550 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 Panon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Commerveil, Courgains, Les Mees, Mamers, Marollette, Monhoudou, Neufchatel-en-Saosnois, Pizieux, Saint-Calez-en-Saosnois, Saint-Longis, Saint-Remy-du-Val, Saosnes, Thoigne, Vezot and Villaines-la-Carelle.

This page in French: Visiter Panon

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