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Peray tourism and travel guide

Photo of Peray in Sarthe

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

Visit Peray: highlights and tourist information

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Peray 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 Belleme at 20 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Peray, 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 Peray 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)

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

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide
Belleme

Belleme

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

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

See Belleme guide
La Ferte-Bernard

La Ferte-Bernard

at 23 km (direction east)

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

See La Ferte-Bernard guide
Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

at 26 km (direction west)

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

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide
 
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Alencon

Alencon

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

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

See Alencon guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 29 km (direction south-west)

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

See Le Mans guide
Mortagne-au-Perche

Mortagne-au-Perche

at 33 km (direction north-east), in the Orne department

There are several places of historic interest to discover here at...

See Mortagne-au-Perche guide
Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction west-north-west), 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
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 34 km (direction west-north-west), in the Orne department

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

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide
Nogent-le-Rotrou

Nogent-le-Rotrou

at 35 km (direction east), in the Eure-et-Loir department

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

See Nogent-le-Rotrou guide
Le Perche

Le Perche

at 36 km (direction east-north-east), in the Orne department

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

See Le Perche guide
Sillé-le-Guillaume

Sillé-le-Guillaume

at 37 km (direction west)

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide
Sees

Sees

at 42 km (direction north-north-west), in the Orne department

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

See Sees guide
Asnieres-sur-Vegre

Asnieres-sur-Vegre

at 60 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide

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

Map of places to visit near Peray

 
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Markets in and near Peray

  • Bonnetable: market Tuesday & Friday (9km)
  • Mamers: market Monday (11km)
  • Beaumont-sur-Sarthe: market Tuesday (18km)
  • La Ferte-Bernard: market Saturday & Monday (23km)
  • Connerre: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Le Theil: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (26km)
  • Alencon: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (29km)
  • Le Mele-sur-Sarthe: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Conlie: market Thursday (31km)

More information about Peray, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Peray, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (52km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Perche (36km)
  • Normandie-Maine (51km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (27km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (29km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de la petite Rochelle (36km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (41km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (43km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Perseigne (19km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (34km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (40km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (41km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Tourouvre (44km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (28km)
  • Cogners (48km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (40km)
 
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Geography and distances

Peray is in the north-west of France at 28 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Peray is 161 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Peray

Canton: Marolles-les-Braults

Arrondissement: Mamers

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72260

Distance to Peray

from Le Mans (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 161 km

from Calais: 319 km

from Nice: 734 km

from Bordeaux: 386 km

from Strasbourg: 546 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 Peray from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Avesnes-en-Saosnois, Courcival, Disse-sous-Ballon, Jauze, Marolles-les-Braults, Monce-en-Saosnois, Monhoudou, Nauvay, Rouperroux-le-Coquet, Saint-Aignan, Saint-Vincent-Des-Pres and Terrehault.

This page in French: Visiter Peray

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