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Saint-Mars-du-Desert tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Sillé-le-Guillaume at 12 km from Saint-Mars-du-Desert

Visit Saint-Mars-du-Desert: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Mars-du-Desert is situated in the Mayenne department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Sillé-le-Guillaume at 12 km and Les Jardins de la Mansoniere at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Mars-du-Desert, 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-Mars-du-Desert in Pays de la Loire.

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

Sillé-le-Guillaume

Sillé-le-Guillaume

at 12 km (direction south-south-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 13 km (direction north-east), in the Orne department

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

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide
Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Most Beautiful Village at 13 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
Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

at 13 km (direction east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide
 
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Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

at 23 km (direction east-south-east), in the Sarthe department

It is the countryside around Beaumont-sur-Sarthe that is the...

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide
Evron

Evron

at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Evron guide
Alencon

Alencon

at 24 km (direction east-north-east), in the Orne department

There are several sites of historical interest in Alencon,...

See Alencon guide
Jublains

Jublains

at 25 km (direction west)

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

See Jublains guide
Sainte-Suzanne

Sainte-Suzanne

Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction south-west)

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

See Sainte-Suzanne guide
Lassay-les-Chateaux

Lassay-les-Chateaux

at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 34 km (direction west)

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

See Mayenne (town) guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 35 km (direction 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
Saulges

Saulges

at 39 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saulges guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

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

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

See Le Mans guide

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Map of places to visit near Saint-Mars-du-Desert

 
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Markets in and near Saint-Mars-du-Desert

  • Villaines-la-Juhel: market Monday (11km)
  • Sille-le-Guillaume: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (13km)
  • Conlie: market Thursday (22km)
  • Beaumont-sur-Sarthe: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Alencon: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (23km)
  • Evron: market Thursday (24km)
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (35km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Mars-du-Desert, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (30km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (22km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (41km)
  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

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

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (9km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (32km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (32km)
  • Forêt de Perseigne (33km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (33km)
  • Coulaines (40km)
  • La Cropte (45km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (45km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (47km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Mars-du-Desert is in the center of France at 51 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Saint-Mars-du-Desert is 195 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Mars-du-Desert

Canton: Villaines-la-Juhel

Arrondissement: Mayenne

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53700

Distance to Saint-Mars-du-Desert

from Laval (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 195 km

from Calais: 329 km

from Nice: 767 km

from Bordeaux: 386 km

from Strasbourg: 584 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-Mars-du-Desert from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Averton, Mont-Saint-Jean, Saint-Aubin-du-Desert, Saint-Georges-le-Gaultier, Saint-Germain-de-Coulamer and Saint-Paul-le-Gaultier.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Mars-du-Desert

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