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Parennes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Parennes in Sarthe

Photo is of Sillé-le-Guillaume at 9 km from Parennes

Visit Parennes: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Sillé-le-Guillaume at 9 km and Sainte-Suzanne at 12 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Parennes, 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 Parennes in Pays de la Loire.

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



at 9 km (direction north-east)

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide


Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction west), in the Mayenne department

The medieval village and the castle in the pretty village of...

See Sainte-Suzanne guide


at 17 km (direction west-north-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Evron guide


at 22 km (direction west-south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Saulges guide


at 24 km (direction north-east)

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

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide


at 26 km (direction south-south-west)

The small town of Asnières-sur-Vègre is especially picturesque in the...

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide


at 26 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide


at 28 km (direction west-north-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Jublains guide


at 31 km (direction south)

Parcé sur Sarthe is a classified petites cites de...

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


at 31 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Solesmes guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

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

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

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide


Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction north-north-east), in the Orne department

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

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 31 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Le Mans guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 39 km (direction west-north-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Mayenne (town) guide

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

Map of places to visit near Parennes


Markets in and near Parennes

  • Sille-le-Guillaume: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Conlie: market Thursday (13km)
  • Loue: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Evron: market Thursday (16km)
  • Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (24km)
  • Beaumont-sur-Sarthe: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Villaines-la-Juhel: market Monday (26km)
  • Noyen-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (28km)
  • La Suze-sur-Sarthe: market Thursday (30km)
  • Allonnes: market Tuesday (30km)

Hotels near Parennes

More information about Parennes, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Parennes, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chateau-Gontier (50km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (41km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (31km)
  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (36km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la Massonnière (17km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (18km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (26km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (28km)
  • Forêt de Perseigne (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • La Cropte (29km)
  • Coulaines (31km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (42km)
  • Coudray (50km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (56km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (33km)

Geography and distances

Parennes is in the north-west of France at 31 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Parennes is 204 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Parennes

Canton: Sillé-le-Guillaume

Arrondissement: Mans

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72140

Distance to Parennes

from Le Mans (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 204 km

from Calais: 347 km

from Nice: 757 km

from Bordeaux: 366 km

from Strasbourg: 588 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 Parennes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Neuvillette-en-Charnie, Rouesse-Vasse, Rouez, Saint-Symphorien and Torce-Viviers-en-Charnie.

This page in French: Visiter Parennes

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