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Preaux tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saulges at 7 km from Preaux

Visit Preaux: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saulges at 7 km and Solesmes at 15 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Preaux, 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 Preaux in Pays de la Loire.

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



at 7 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saulges guide


at 15 km (direction east-south-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Solesmes guide


at 18 km (direction east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction north-east)

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

See Sainte-Suzanne guide


at 22 km (direction east-south-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


at 25 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Evron guide


at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Laval guide


at 36 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Jublains guide


at 37 km (direction north-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide
Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 38 km (direction south-south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The most unusual feature of Chateau Plessis-Bourre is the way it combines...

See Chateau Plessis-Bourre guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 43 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Mayenne (town) guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 50 km (direction east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Le Mans guide


at 51 km (direction south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Bauge guide


at 53 km (direction north-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide

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

Map of places to visit near Preaux


Markets in and near Preaux

  • Meslay-du-Maine: market Friday (7km)
  • Sable-sur-Sarthe: market Monday (14km)
  • Chateau-Gontier: market Thursday & (22km)
  • Evron: market Thursday (25km)
  • Loue: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Laval: market Tuesday & Saturday all day (27km)
  • Noyen-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (28km)
  • Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (28km)
  • Malicorne-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (31km)
  • Tierce: market Wednesday (36km)

More information about Preaux, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Preaux, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chateau-Gontier (21km)
  • La Fleche (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la Massonnière (25km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (31km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (37km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (38km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (44km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (61km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Source - Couesnon (61km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • La Cropte (3km)
  • Coudray (21km)
  • Chenille-Change (30km)
  • Juvigne (54km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (45km)

Geography and distances

Preaux is in the center of France at 27 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Preaux is 232 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Preaux

Canton: Grez-en-Bouère

Arrondissement: Château-Gontier

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53340

Distance to Preaux

from Laval (prefecture): 27 km

from Paris: 232 km

from Calais: 375 km

from Nice: 761 km

from Bordeaux: 345 km

from Strasbourg: 612 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 Preaux from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ballee, Beaumont-Pied-de-Boeuf, Chemere-le-Roi, La Cropte, Le Buret, Saint-Denis-du-Maine, Saint-Loup-du-Dorat and Saulges.

This page in French: Visiter Preaux

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