Saint-Germain-sur-Sarthe tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Germain-sur-Sarthe: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Germain-sur-Sarthe is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region, 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).

Popular places to visit nearby include Fresnay-sur-Sarthe at 5 km and Beaumont-sur-Sarthe at 7 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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


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Map of places to visit near Saint-Germain-sur-Sarthe

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)

More information about Saint-Germain-sur-Sarthe, Pays de la Loire

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

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

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

Saint-Germain-sur-Sarthe is in the north-west of France. 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