Rene tourism and travel guide

Photo of Rene in Sarthe

Visit Rene: highlights and tourist information

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Rene is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region, in the north-west of France at 29 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Rene is 169 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Beaumont-sur-Sarthe at 9 km and Fresnay-sur-Sarthe at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Rene, 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 Rene in Pays de la Loire.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Rene

Markets in and near Rene

  • Beaumont-sur-Sarthe: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Mamers: market Monday (14km)
  • Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (15km)
  • Bonnetable: market Tuesday & Friday (19km)
  • Alencon: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (20km)
  • Conlie: market Thursday (25km)
  • Le Mele-sur-Sarthe: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Sille-le-Guillaume: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Connerre: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Le Mans: market every day except Monday (33km)

More information about Rene, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Rene, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Rene.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (42km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (40km)
  • Perche (44km)

Churches and religious monuments

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

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Mirail (39km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (39km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (43km)
  • Jardin de la petite Rochelle (44km)
  • Sassy (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Perseigne (14km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (23km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (32km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (33km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Tourouvre (47km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (28km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (40km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Rene

Canton: Marolles-les-Braults

Arrondissement: Mamers

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72260

Distance to Rene

from Le Mans (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 169 km

from Calais: 319 km

from Nice: 745 km

from Bordeaux: 387 km

from Strasbourg: 556 km

Getting here

Rene is in the north-west of France. 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 Rene from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cherance, Courgains, Dangeul, Disse-sous-Ballon, Doucelles, Grandchamp, Les Mees, Meurce, Nouans, Rouesse-Fontaine, Saosnes, Thoigne, Thoire-sous-Contensor and Vivoin.

This page in French: Visiter Rene