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Saint-Leonard-Des-Bois tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Les Jardins de la Mansoniere at 4 km from Saint-Leonard-Des-Bois

Visit Saint-Leonard-Des-Bois: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Leonard-Des-Bois is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Les Jardins de la Mansoniere at 4 km and Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei at 4 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Leonard-Des-Bois, 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-Leonard-Des-Bois in Pays de la Loire.

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

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 4 km (direction north-east), in the Orne department

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

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide


Most Beautiful Village at 4 km (direction north-east), in the Orne department

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

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide


at 11 km (direction south-east)

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

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide


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

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

See Alencon guide


at 19 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide


at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide


at 32 km (direction west-north-west), in the Mayenne department

Small town with two 15th century castles and a popular public garden...

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide


at 32 km (direction west-south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Evron guide


at 33 km (direction west-south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Jublains guide


at 34 km (direction north-east), in the Orne department

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

See Sees guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 34 km (direction west-north-west), in the Orne department

The town of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is very pleasant, and well known as a...

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction south-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Sainte-Suzanne guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

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

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

See Mayenne (town) guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 43 km (direction south-east)

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

See Le Mans guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Leonard-Des-Bois


Markets in and near Saint-Leonard-Des-Bois

  • Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (11km)
  • Alencon: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (15km)
  • Villaines-la-Juhel: market Monday (15km)
  • Sille-le-Guillaume: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Beaumont-sur-Sarthe: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Conlie: market Thursday (26km)
  • Evron: market Thursday (32km)
  • Mamers: market Monday (33km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (33km)
  • Sees: market Saturday (34km)

Hotels near Saint-Leonard-Des-Bois

More information about Saint-Leonard-Des-Bois, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Saint-Leonard-Des-Bois, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (24km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (19km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (43km)
  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Sassy (36km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (41km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (1km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (24km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (24km)
  • Forêt de Perseigne (25km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (38km)
  • Coulaines (42km)
  • La Cropte (54km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Leonard-Des-Bois is in the north-west of France at 42 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Saint-Leonard-Des-Bois is 187 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Leonard-Des-Bois

Canton: Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

Arrondissement: Mamers

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72590

Distance to Saint-Leonard-Des-Bois

from Le Mans (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 187 km

from Calais: 321 km

from Nice: 767 km

from Bordeaux: 393 km

from Strasbourg: 577 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-Leonard-Des-Bois from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Asse-le-Boisne, Gesvres, Moulins-le-Carbonnel, Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei, Saint-Paul-le-Gaultier, Saint-Pierre-Des-Nids and Souge-le-Ganelon.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Leonard-Des-Bois

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