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Pontvallain tourism and travel guide

Photo of Pontvallain in Sarthe

Photo is of Chateau du Lude at 12 km from Pontvallain

Visit Pontvallain: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau du Lude at 12 km and Le Mans at 28 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Pontvallain, 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 Pontvallain in Pays de la Loire.

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

Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 12 km (direction south-south-west)

The Chateau de Lude and its lovely gardens are the closest of...

See Chateau du Lude guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 28 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Le Mans guide


at 31 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


at 32 km (direction south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Bauge is a small traditional town with a small castle - and...

See Bauge guide


at 35 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide


at 39 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Solesmes guide


at 50 km (direction south-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Langeais is a small town with a pretty town...

See Langeais guide
Chateau de Langeais

Chateau de Langeais

Castle at 50 km (direction south-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Langeais is a medieval-renaissance castle with nicely furnished rooms and...

See Chateau de Langeais guide


at 51 km (direction west-north-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Saulges guide
Chateau de Villandry

Chateau de Villandry

Castle at 52 km (direction south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The rooms at Chateau de Villandry can be explored, but it...

See Chateau de Villandry guide


at 54 km (direction north-west)

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide


at 55 km (direction south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Tours is a large important town with numerous monuments, gardens and...

See Tours guide
Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Cathedral at 55 km (direction south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The la Psalette cloister and the cathedral of Tours together make...

See Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters guide


Most Beautiful Village at 56 km (direction west-north-west), in the Mayenne department

The medieval village and the castle in the pretty village of Sainte-Suzanne...

See Sainte-Suzanne guide

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

Map of places to visit near Pontvallain


Markets in and near Pontvallain

  • Ecommoy: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Le Lude: market Thursday (12km)
  • Chateau-du-Loir: market Saturday (18km)
  • Arnage: market Saturday (19km)
  • La Suze-sur-Sarthe: market Thursday (19km)
  • La Fleche: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Malicorne-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (22km)
  • Allonnes: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Le Grand-Luce: market Wednesday all day (24km)
  • Chateau-la-Valliere: market Monday (25km)

Hotels near Pontvallain

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Tourist attractions near Pontvallain, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • La Fleche (21km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (29km)
  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (30km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (8km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (12km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (24km)
  • Parc de Lathan (31km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (31km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (34km)
  • Jardins du château de Poncé (35km)
  • Les jardins du prieuré de Saint-Cosme (54km)
  • Le jardin des Prébendes d'Oé (55km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (30km)
  • Cogners (37km)
  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (53km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (19km)

Geography and distances

Pontvallain is in the north-west of France at 30 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Pontvallain is 201 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pontvallain

Canton: Pontvallain

Arrondissement: Flèche

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72510

Distance to Pontvallain

from Le Mans (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 201 km

from Calais: 375 km

from Nice: 710 km

from Bordeaux: 330 km

from Strasbourg: 568 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 Pontvallain from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chateau-l'Hermitage, Mansigne, Requeil and Sarce.

This page in French: Visiter Pontvallain

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