Panon tourism and travel guide

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Visit Panon: highlights and tourist information

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Panon is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region, in the north-west of France at 36 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Panon is 162 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!


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

Map of places to visit near Panon

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

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)

Geography and distances

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

Panon 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 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