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Saint-Jean-sur-Erve tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Jean-sur-Erve in Mayenne

Photo is of Saulges at 6 km from Saint-Jean-sur-Erve

Visit Saint-Jean-sur-Erve: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Jean-sur-Erve is situated in the Mayenne department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saulges at 6 km and Sainte-Suzanne at 8 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Jean-sur-Erve, 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-sur-Erve in Pays de la Loire.

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



at 6 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saulges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Sainte-Suzanne guide


at 14 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Evron guide


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

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

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide


at 21 km (direction south-south-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Solesmes guide


at 26 km (direction east-north-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide


at 26 km (direction south-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


at 26 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Jublains guide


at 29 km (direction west)

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

See Laval guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 35 km (direction north-west)

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

See Mayenne (town) guide


at 41 km (direction east-north-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

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

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

See Le Mans guide


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

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

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide


at 46 km (direction north-north-west)

Small town with two 15th century castles and a...

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Jean-sur-Erve


Markets in and near Saint-Jean-sur-Erve

  • Evron: market Thursday (13km)
  • Meslay-du-Maine: market Friday (16km)
  • Loue: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Sable-sur-Sarthe: market Monday (22km)
  • Sille-le-Guillaume: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Noyen-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (28km)
  • Laval: market Tuesday & Saturday all day (28km)
  • Conlie: market Thursday (29km)
  • Chateau-Gontier: market Thursday & (33km)
  • Malicorne-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (33km)

More information about Saint-Jean-sur-Erve, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Saint-Jean-sur-Erve, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chateau-Gontier (33km)
  • La Fleche (44km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la Massonnière (20km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (26km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (34km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (42km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (47km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (59km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • La Cropte (12km)
  • Coudray (33km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (42km)
  • Chenille-Change (43km)
  • Coulaines (44km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (41km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Jean-sur-Erve is in the center of France at 29 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Saint-Jean-sur-Erve is 222 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Jean-sur-Erve

Canton: Sainte-Suzanne

Arrondissement: Laval

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53270

Distance to Saint-Jean-sur-Erve

from Laval (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 222 km

from Calais: 362 km

from Nice: 763 km

from Bordeaux: 356 km

from Strasbourg: 605 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-Jean-sur-Erve from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bannes, Blandouet, Chammes, Saint-Leger, Saint-Pierre-sur-Erve, Saulges and Thorigne-en-Charnie.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Jean-sur-Erve

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