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Pontmain tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Fougeres at 14 km from Pontmain

Visit Pontmain: highlights and tourist information

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Pontmain is situated in the Mayenne department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Fougeres at 14 km and Les Jardins des Renaudies at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Pontmain, 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 Pontmain in Pays de la Loire.

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



at 14 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The castle and historic lower town are the main attraction, but...

See Fougeres guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 17 km (direction east)

Les Jardins des Renaudies is a pretty garden in north-west...

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide


at 23 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Most visitors to Saint-Brice-en-Cogles also enjoy the tour of the...

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide


at 35 km (direction east-north-east), in the Orne department

The castle forms an excellent backdrop to the cobbled streets in...

See Domfront guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 35 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Mayenne (town) guide


at 37 km (direction south-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

A town not be missed, Vitré has a superb historic...

See Vitre guide


Heritage Site at 40 km (direction west-north-west), in the Manche department

No visit to Normandy would be complete without visiting the iconic Abbey...

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide


at 41 km (direction east)

Small town with two 15th century castles and a popular public...

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide


at 46 km (direction south-east)

The castle, the river and the historic centre make the substantial town...

See Laval guide


at 46 km (direction north-north-east), in the Calvados department

When you visit Vire be sure to also explore the...

See Vire guide


at 46 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Jublains guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 48 km (direction east), in the Orne department

The town of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is very pleasant, and well known as a...

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide


at 54 km (direction south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The castle and towers in the heart of old Chateaugiron help...

See Chateaugiron guide


at 58 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Evron guide

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

Map of places to visit near Pontmain


Markets in and near Pontmain

  • Louvigne-du-Desert: market Friday (7km)
  • Fougeres: market Saturday (14km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Gorron: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Ernee: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Saint-James: market Monday (22km)
  • Ducey: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier: market Thursday (32km)
  • Brecey: market Friday (33km)
  • Sourdeval: market Tuesday (33km)

More information about Pontmain, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Pontmain, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la Pellerine (14km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (15km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (27km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (32km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (35km)
  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (50km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Fougères (9km)
  • Source - Couesnon (14km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (25km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (32km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (34km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (36km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (37km)
  • Couesnon (39km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (39km)
  • Étang de la Valière (39km)
  • Forêt du Pertre (41km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (41km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (42km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (44km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (45km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (45km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (47km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Juvigne (23km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (27km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (35km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne (54km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (48km)

Geography and distances

Pontmain is in the center of France at 46 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Pontmain is 255 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pontmain

Canton: Landivy

Arrondissement: Mayenne

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53220

Distance to Pontmain

from Laval (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 255 km

from Calais: 349 km

from Nice: 830 km

from Bordeaux: 402 km

from Strasbourg: 649 km

Getting here

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 Pontmain from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Bazouge-du-Desert, Landivy, Le Loroux, Louvigne-du-Desert, Montaudin, Saint-Ellier-du-Maine and Saint-Mars-sur-la-Futaie.

This page in French: Visiter Pontmain

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