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Saint-Calais tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Calais in Sarthe

Photo is of Lavardin at 23 km from Saint-Calais

Visit Saint-Calais: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Calais is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lavardin at 23 km and Vendome at 28 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Calais, 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 in Pays de la Loire.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction south-east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

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

See Lavardin guide


at 28 km (direction east-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 30 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See La Ferte-Bernard guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 42 km (direction west)

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

See Le Mans guide


at 45 km (direction west), 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


National Monument at 47 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
Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 54 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chateau du Lude guide


at 57 km (direction west-north-west)

It is the countryside around Beaumont-sur-Sarthe that is the main attraction, but...

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide


at 58 km (direction east-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 58 km (direction east-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 de Chaumont

Chateau de Chaumont

Castle at 59 km (direction south-east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

The small village of Chaumont-sur-Loire is dominated by the Chateau de Chaumont,...

See Chateau de Chaumont guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Calais


Markets in and near Saint-Calais

Market days in Saint-Calais: weekly market: Thursday all day & Sunday;

  • Saint-Calais: market Thursday all day & Sunday (0km)
  • Savigny-sur-Braye: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Besse-sur-Braye: market Saturday (10km)
  • Mondoubleau: market Saturday & Monday all day (13km)
  • Vibraye: market Friday (15km)
  • Souday: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Montoire-sur-le-Loir: market Saturday (21km)
  • Le Grand-Luce: market Wednesday all day (22km)
  • Connerre: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Droue: market Tuesday (28km)

Hotels near Saint-Calais

More information about Saint-Calais, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Saint-Calais, France

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

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) (37km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Poncé (19km)
  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (27km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (40km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (54km)
  • Le pré Catelan (56km)
  • Roseraie des terrasses de l’évêché (57km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cogners (9km)
  • Coulaines (42km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (45km)
  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (48km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Calais is in the north-west of France at 42 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Saint-Calais is 157 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Calais

Canton: Saint-Calais

Arrondissement: Mans

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72120

Distance to Saint-Calais

from Le Mans (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 157 km

from Calais: 346 km

from Nice: 689 km

from Bordeaux: 358 km

from Strasbourg: 524 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 Saint-Calais from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Conflans-sur-Anille, Marolles-les-Saint-Calais, Montaille, Saint-Gervais-de-Vic, Sainte-Cerotte and Savigny-sur-Braye.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Calais

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