Saint-Paterne tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Paterne in Sarthe

Photo is of Alencon at 2 km from Saint-Paterne

Visit Saint-Paterne: highlights and tourist information

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint-Paterne in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Alencon at 2 km and Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei at 13 km.

Saint-Paterne, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Alencon

Alencon

at 2 km (direction north-west), in the Orne department

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

See Alencon guide
Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction west-south-west), 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
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 13 km (direction west-south-west), in the Orne department

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

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide
Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

at 16 km (direction south-south-west)

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 21 km (direction south)

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

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide
Sees

Sees

at 21 km (direction north-north-east), in the Orne department

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

See Sees guide
Sillé-le-Guillaume

Sillé-le-Guillaume

at 31 km (direction south-west)

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide
Belleme

Belleme

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

Belleme is one of several small attractive villages within the Perche Natural...

See Belleme guide
Mortagne-au-Perche

Mortagne-au-Perche

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

There are several places of historic interest to discover here at Mortagne-au-Perche,...

See Mortagne-au-Perche guide
Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

at 36 km (direction east-north-east), in the Orne department

The Haras du Pin is the oldest of the national horse training...

See Haras du Pin guide
Argentan

Argentan

at 38 km (direction north-north-west), in the Orne department

Despite extensive war time damage Argentan has retained several sites of interest...

See Argentan guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 42 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
Lassay-les-Chateaux

Lassay-les-Chateaux

at 45 km (direction west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 46 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Le Mans guide

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Markets in and near Saint-Paterne

  • Alencon: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (2km)
  • Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (17km)
  • Mamers: market Monday (21km)
  • Le Mele-sur-Sarthe: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Sees: market Saturday (21km)
  • Beaumont-sur-Sarthe: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Villaines-la-Juhel: market Monday (30km)
  • Sille-le-Guillaume: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Conlie: market Thursday (34km)
  • Mortagne-Au-Perche: market Saturday all day (34km)

More information about Saint-Paterne, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Saint-Paterne, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (25km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (26km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Sassy (29km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Perseigne (10km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (15km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (15km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (16km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Tourouvre (44km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (44km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Paterne is in the north-west of France at 45 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Saint-Paterne is 172 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Paterne

Canton: Saint-Paterne

Arrondissement: Mamers

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72610

Distance to Saint-Paterne

from Le Mans (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 172 km

from Calais: 308 km

from Nice: 761 km

from Bordeaux: 401 km

from Strasbourg: 563 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-Paterne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 17 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Alencon, Ancinnes, Arconnay, Berus, Cerise, Champfleur, Chenay, Colombiers, Conde-sur-Sarthe, Damigny, Le Chevain, Lignieres-la-Carelle, Lonrai, Montigny, Saint-Germain-du-Corbeis, Saint-Rigomer-Des-Bois and Valframbert.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Paterne

 
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