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Saint-Charles-la-Foret tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saulges at 14 km from Saint-Charles-la-Foret

Visit Saint-Charles-la-Foret: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Charles-la-Foret is situated in the Mayenne department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saulges at 14 km and Solesmes at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Charles-la-Foret, 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-Charles-la-Foret in Pays de la Loire.

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



at 14 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saulges guide


at 20 km (direction east-south-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Solesmes guide


at 24 km (direction north-west)

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

See Laval guide


at 24 km (direction east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction north-east)

The medieval village and the castle in the pretty village of...

See Sainte-Suzanne guide


at 28 km (direction east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


at 29 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Evron guide
Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 35 km (direction south), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau Plessis-Bourre guide


at 39 km (direction south)

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

See Jublains guide


at 44 km (direction east-north-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 45 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Mayenne (town) guide
Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 49 km (direction south), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The cathedral in Angers is the earliest example of...

See Angers Cathedral guide
Chateau d'Angers

Chateau d'Angers

Castle at 49 km (direction south), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The mighty fortified walls of Chateau d'Angers form an interesting contrast with...

See Chateau d'Angers guide
Apocalypse Tapestry

Apocalypse Tapestry

at 49 km (direction south), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Apocalypse Tapestry is a remarkable 14th century tapestry,...

See Apocalypse Tapestry guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Charles-la-Foret


Markets in and near Saint-Charles-la-Foret

  • Meslay-du-Maine: market Friday (4km)
  • Chateau-Gontier: market Thursday & (14km)
  • Sable-sur-Sarthe: market Monday (18km)
  • Laval: market Tuesday & Saturday all day (23km)
  • Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (26km)
  • Evron: market Thursday (29km)
  • Craon: market Monday (30km)
  • Loue: market Tuesday (32km)
  • Andouille: market Thursday (34km)
  • Le Lion-d'Angers: market Friday (34km)

More information about Saint-Charles-la-Foret, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Saint-Charles-la-Foret, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chateau-Gontier (14km)
  • La Fleche (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (30km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (32km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (39km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (42km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (45km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (58km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt du Pertre (42km)
  • Île Saint-Aubin (45km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (48km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (49km)
  • Étang de la Valière (49km)
  • Source - Couesnon (58km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • La Cropte (7km)
  • Coudray (15km)
  • Chenille-Change (25km)
  • Juvigne (50km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Charles-la-Foret is in the center of France at 24 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Saint-Charles-la-Foret is 239 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Charles-la-Foret

Canton: Grez-en-Bouère

Arrondissement: Château-Gontier

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53170

Distance to Saint-Charles-la-Foret

from Laval (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 239 km

from Calais: 380 km

from Nice: 766 km

from Bordeaux: 342 km

from Strasbourg: 619 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-Charles-la-Foret from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Grez-en-Bouere, La Cropte, Le Bignon-du-Maine, Le Buret, Longuefuye, Meslay-du-Maine, Ruille-Froid-Fonds and Saint-Denis-du-Maine.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Charles-la-Foret

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