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Saint-Calais-du-Desert tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Calais-du-Desert in Mayenne

Photo is of Bagnoles de l'Orne at 14 km from Saint-Calais-du-Desert

Visit Saint-Calais-du-Desert: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Calais-du-Desert is situated in the Mayenne department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Bagnoles de l'Orne at 14 km and Lassay-les-Chateaux at 18 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Calais-du-Desert, 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 Saint-Calais-du-Desert in Pays de la Loire.

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

Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 14 km (direction west-north-west), in the Orne department

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

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
Lassay-les-Chateaux

Lassay-les-Chateaux

at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 19 km (direction east-south-east), in the Orne department

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere is a lovely garden in the charming...

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide
Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction east-south-east), in the Orne department

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei is a very pretty village in the Regional Natural Park...

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide
 
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Alencon

Alencon

at 27 km (direction east), in the Orne department

There are several sites of historical interest in Alencon, best known as...

See Alencon guide
Jublains

Jublains

at 31 km (direction south-west)

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

See Jublains guide
Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

at 31 km (direction south-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide
Domfront

Domfront

at 31 km (direction west-north-west), in the Orne department

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

See Domfront guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 33 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Mayenne (town) guide
Argentan

Argentan

at 34 km (direction north-east), in the Orne department

Despite extensive war time damage Argentan has retained several...

See Argentan guide
Sees

Sees

at 34 km (direction east-north-east), in the Orne department

The cathedral is the famous attraction at Sees, but there are...

See Sees guide
Sillé-le-Guillaume

Sillé-le-Guillaume

at 35 km (direction south-south-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide
Evron

Evron

at 38 km (direction south-south-west)

The highlight here at Evron is the Abbey of Notre Dame, in...

See Evron guide
Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

at 41 km (direction east-south-east), in the Sarthe department

It is the countryside around Beaumont-sur-Sarthe that is the...

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Calais-du-Desert

 
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Markets in and near Saint-Calais-du-Desert

  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (13km)
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (14km)
  • Villaines-la-Juhel: market Monday (15km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (25km)
  • Alencon: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (26km)
  • Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (31km)
  • Mayenne: market Saturday & Monday (33km)
  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (34km)
  • Sees: market Saturday (34km)
  • Sille-le-Guillaume: market Wednesday (35km)

More information about Saint-Calais-du-Desert, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Saint-Calais-du-Desert, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (11km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (3km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Sassy (28km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (20km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (23km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (25km)
  • Forêt de Perseigne (39km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (26km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (32km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Calais-du-Desert is in the center of France at 59 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Saint-Calais-du-Desert is 196 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Calais-du-Desert

Canton: Couptrain

Arrondissement: Mayenne

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53140

Distance to Saint-Calais-du-Desert

from Laval (prefecture): 59 km

from Paris: 196 km

from Calais: 313 km

from Nice: 787 km

from Bordeaux: 406 km

from Strasbourg: 589 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 Saint-Calais-du-Desert from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Couptrain, La Pallu, Neuilly-le-Vendin, Pre-en-Pail, Saint-Aignan-de-Couptrain, Saint-Cyr-en-Pail, Saint-Ouen-le-Brisoult and Saint-Samson.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Calais-du-Desert

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