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Saint-Jean-de-la-Motte tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Jean-de-la-Motte in Sarthe

Photo is of Chateau du Lude at 13 km from Saint-Jean-de-la-Motte

Visit Saint-Jean-de-la-Motte: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau du Lude at 13 km and Parcé-sur-Sarthe at 22 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Jean-de-la-Motte, 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-Jean-de-la-Motte in Pays de la Loire.

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

Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 13 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chateau du Lude guide


at 22 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


at 25 km (direction south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Bauge guide


at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide


at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Solesmes guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 31 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Le Mans guide


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

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

See Saulges guide
Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 48 km (direction west-south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau Plessis-Bourre guide


Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction north-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Sainte-Suzanne guide


at 51 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide


at 53 km (direction 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 53 km (direction 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


at 55 km (direction west-south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Most famous for its castle, Angers also has a cathedral and many...

See Angers guide
Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 55 km (direction west-south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin in Angers combines 1500 years of religious...

See Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Jean-de-la-Motte


Markets in and near Saint-Jean-de-la-Motte

  • La Fleche: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Le Lude: market Thursday (13km)
  • Malicorne-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (13km)
  • La Suze-sur-Sarthe: market Thursday (17km)
  • Ecommoy: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Noyen-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (19km)
  • Arnage: market Saturday (23km)
  • Noyant: market Friday (26km)
  • Allonnes: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Chateau-du-Loir: market Saturday (28km)

Hotels near Saint-Jean-de-la-Motte

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Jean-de-la-Motte, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • La Fleche (11km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (32km)
  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (34km)
  • Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (50km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (33km)
  • Cogners (47km)
  • La Cropte (48km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (21km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Jean-de-la-Motte is in the north-west of France at 33 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Saint-Jean-de-la-Motte is 210 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Jean-de-la-Motte

Canton: Pontvallain

Arrondissement: Flèche

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72510

Distance to Saint-Jean-de-la-Motte

from Le Mans (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 210 km

from Calais: 380 km

from Nice: 717 km

from Bordeaux: 327 km

from Strasbourg: 578 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-Jean-de-la-Motte from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Clermont-Creans, Courcelles-la-Foret, La Fontaine-Saint-Martin, Ligron, Luche-Pringe, Mansigne and Mareil-sur-Loir.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Jean-de-la-Motte

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