Saint-Germain-sur-Sarthe tourism and travel guide

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Saint-Germain-sur-Sarthe 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-sur-Sarthe in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Fresnay-sur-Sarthe at 5 km and Beaumont-sur-Sarthe at 7 km.

Saint-Germain-sur-Sarthe, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 5 km (direction west)

The traditional market hall and remains of a medieval castle, and the river and...

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide


at 7 km (direction south-south-east)

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction west-north-west), in the Orne department

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

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Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 15 km (direction west-north-west), in the Orne department

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

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at 16 km (direction west-north-west), in the Orne department

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

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at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

Sillé le Guillaume has a chateau dating to the 11th century and a 13th...

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Le Mans

Le Mans

at 32 km (direction south-south-east)

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

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at 36 km (direction east-north-east), in the Orne department

Belleme is one of several small attractive villages within the Perche Natural Regional Park...

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at 36 km (direction north-north-east), in the Orne department

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction west-south-west), in the Mayenne department

The medieval village and the castle in the pretty village of Sainte-Suzanne still retain...

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at 40 km (direction west-south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

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at 42 km (direction east-north-east), in the Orne department

There are several places of historic interest to discover here at Mortagne-au-Perche, within the...

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La Ferte-Bernard

La Ferte-Bernard

at 43 km (direction east)

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

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at 44 km (direction west), in the Mayenne department

Here in Jublains you can visit the roman ruins of the ancient city that...

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Markets in and near Saint-Germain-sur-Sarthe

  • Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (6km)
  • Beaumont-sur-Sarthe: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Alencon: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (16km)
  • Conlie: market Thursday (20km)
  • Sille-le-Guillaume: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Mamers: market Monday (21km)
  • Bonnetable: market Tuesday & Friday (27km)
  • Villaines-la-Juhel: market Monday (29km)
  • Le Mele-sur-Sarthe: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Le Mans: market every day except Monday (35km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Germain-sur-Sarthe, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (36km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (33km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (32km)
  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (33km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Mirail (36km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (38km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (39km)
  • Sassy (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (14km)
  • Forêt de Perseigne (18km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (29km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (30km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Tourouvre (53km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (30km)
  • La Cropte (57km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (41km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Germain-sur-Sarthe is in the north-west of France at 31 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Saint-Germain-sur-Sarthe is 178 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Germain-sur-Sarthe

Canton: Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

Arrondissement: Mamers

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72130

Distance to Saint-Germain-sur-Sarthe

from Le Mans (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 178 km

from Calais: 322 km

from Nice: 752 km

from Bordeaux: 387 km

from Strasbourg: 565 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-sur-Sarthe from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cherance, Coulombiers, Doucelles, Fresnay-sur-Sarthe, Fye, Juille, Moitron-sur-Sarthe, Piace, Rouesse-Fontaine, Saint-Aubin-de-Locquenay, Saint-Christophe-du-Jambet, Saint-Ouen-de-Mimbre, Saint-Victeur and Vivoin.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Germain-sur-Sarthe