Saint-Germain-d'Arce tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau du Lude at 10 km from Saint-Germain-d'Arce

Visit Saint-Germain-d'Arce: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Germain-d'Arce 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 Saint-Germain-d'Arce in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau du Lude at 10 km and Bauge at 31 km.

Saint-Germain-d'Arce, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 10 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chateau du Lude guide


at 31 km (direction west-south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Bauge is a small traditional town with a small castle - and...

See Bauge guide


at 34 km (direction south-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Langeais is a small town with a pretty town centre, best known...

See Langeais guide
Chateau de Langeais

Chateau de Langeais

Castle at 34 km (direction south-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Langeais is a medieval-renaissance castle with nicely furnished rooms and...

See Chateau de Langeais guide
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Chateau de Villandry

Chateau de Villandry

Castle at 36 km (direction south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The rooms at Chateau de Villandry can be explored, but it is...

See Chateau de Villandry guide
Basilica of Saint-Martin in Tours

Basilica of Saint-Martin in Tours

Church at 39 km (direction east-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The basilica Saint-Martin is an imposing neo-byzantine church in the town of...

See Basilica of Saint-Martin in Tours guide


at 39 km (direction east-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Tours is a large important town with numerous monuments, gardens and medieval...

See Tours guide
Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Cathedral at 39 km (direction east-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The la Psalette cloister and the cathedral of Tours together make a...

See Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters guide
Chateau d'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

Castle at 42 km (direction south), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The imposing Chateau d'Usse, next to the Loire, is an imposing medieval-renaissance...

See Chateau d'Ussé guide


at 42 km (direction south-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The village of Azay-le-Rideau is best known for its castle but also...

See Azay-le-Rideau guide
Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau

Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau

Castle at 43 km (direction south-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Not the most luxurious or largest castle in the region, it is...

See Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 43 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Le Mans guide


at 44 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


Most Beautiful Village at 47 km (direction east-north-east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

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

See Lavardin guide

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Markets in and near Saint-Germain-d'Arce

  • Chateau-la-Valliere: market Monday (9km)
  • Le Lude: market Thursday (11km)
  • Chateau-du-Loir: market Saturday (12km)
  • Saint-Paterne-Racan: market Thursday (14km)
  • Noyant: market Friday (18km)
  • Neuille-Pont-Pierre: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Neuvy-le-Roi: market Friday (22km)
  • Ecommoy: market Tuesday (23km)
  • La Fleche: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Le Grand-Luce: market Wednesday all day (30km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Germain-d'Arce, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • La Fleche (29km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (43km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (43km)
  • Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (51km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (10km)
  • Parc de Lathan (19km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (23km)
  • Jardins du château de Poncé (31km)
  • Les jardins du château de Villandry (36km)
  • Les jardins du prieuré de Saint-Cosme (38km)
  • Le jardin des Prébendes d'Oé (39km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (40km)
  • Les jardins de la Chatonnière (42km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (47km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Valmer (48km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (37km)
  • Cogners (39km)
  • Coulaines (45km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (35km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Germain-d'Arce is in the north-west of France at 45 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Saint-Germain-d'Arce is 205 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Germain-d'Arce

Canton: Lude

Arrondissement: Flèche

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72500

Distance to Saint-Germain-d'Arce

from Le Mans (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 205 km

from Calais: 387 km

from Nice: 695 km

from Bordeaux: 317 km

from Strasbourg: 564 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-Germain-d'Arce from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chenu, La Bruere-sur-Loir, La Chapelle-Aux-Choux, Vaas and Villiers-Au-Bouin.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Germain-d'Arce


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