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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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Alencon at 2 km and Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei at 13 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Paterne, 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-Paterne in Pays de la Loire.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

See Le Mans guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Paterne

 
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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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