Rahay tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Lavardin at 25 km from Rahay

Visit Rahay: highlights and tourist information

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Rahay in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lavardin at 25 km and Vendome at 26 km.

Rahay, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction south-south-east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

With a river and ancient bridge below and an ancient castle above...

See Lavardin guide


at 26 km (direction south-east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

Now listed as a 'town of art and history', Vendome retains many...

See Vendome guide
La Ferte-Bernard

La Ferte-Bernard

at 28 km (direction north-west)

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

See La Ferte-Bernard guide


National Monument at 40 km (direction east-north-east), in the Eure-et-Loir department

Both the castle and the town along the Loir River make Chateaudun...

See Chateaudun guide
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at 40 km (direction east-north-east), in the Eure-et-Loir department

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

See Nogent-le-Rotrou guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 47 km (direction west)

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

See Le Mans guide
Le Perche

Le Perche

at 49 km (direction west), in the Orne department

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

See Le Perche guide


at 50 km (direction north-north-west), in the Orne department

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

See Belleme guide


at 56 km (direction south-east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

The town of Blois, with its castle, cathedral, extensive historic centre and...

See Blois guide
Chateau de Blois

Chateau de Blois

Castle at 56 km (direction south-east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

One of the most impressive of the Loire castles, the Chateau de...

See Chateau de Blois guide
Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 61 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chateau du Lude guide

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Map of places to visit near Rahay


Markets in and near Rahay

  • Mondoubleau: market Saturday & Monday all day (5km)
  • Saint-Calais: market Thursday all day & Sunday (8km)
  • Souday: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Savigny-sur-Braye: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Vibraye: market Friday (13km)
  • Besse-sur-Braye: market Saturday (16km)
  • Droue: market Tuesday (20km)
  • La Bazoche-Gouet: market Saturday (23km)
  • Montoire-sur-le-Loir: market Saturday (23km)
  • Saint-Ouen: market Wednesday (25km)

More information about Rahay, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Rahay, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Poncé (26km)
  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (28km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (47km)
  • Le pré Catelan (49km)
  • Roseraie des terrasses de l’évêché (55km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cogners (16km)

Geography and distances

Rahay is in the north-west of France at 47 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Rahay is 150 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Rahay

Canton: Saint-Calais

Arrondissement: Mans

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72120

Distance to Rahay

from Le Mans (prefecture): 47 km

from Paris: 150 km

from Calais: 340 km

from Nice: 687 km

from Bordeaux: 364 km

from Strasbourg: 516 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 Rahay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Baillou, Berfay, Cormenon, Marolles-les-Saint-Calais, Mondoubleau, Sarge-sur-Braye and Valennes.

This page in French: Visiter Rahay


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