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Saint-Samson tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Samson in Mayenne

Photo is of Les Jardins de la Mansoniere at 15 km from Saint-Samson

Visit Saint-Samson: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Samson is situated in the Mayenne department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Les Jardins de la Mansoniere at 15 km and Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Samson, 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-Samson 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 15 km (direction south-east), in the Orne department

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

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide


Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction south-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
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 19 km (direction west-north-west), in the Orne department

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

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide


at 22 km (direction east), in the Orne department

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

See Alencon guide


at 23 km (direction west)

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide


at 27 km (direction south-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide


at 30 km (direction east-north-east), in the Orne department

The cathedral is the famous attraction at Sees, but...

See Sees guide


at 32 km (direction north-north-east), in the Orne department

Despite extensive war time damage Argentan has retained several...

See Argentan guide


at 34 km (direction south-south-east), in the Sarthe department

Sillé le Guillaume has a chateau dating to the...

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide


at 34 km (direction south-west)

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

See Jublains guide


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

The castle forms an excellent backdrop to the cobbled...

See Domfront guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 37 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Mayenne (town) guide


at 37 km (direction south-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide
Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

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

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

See Haras du Pin guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Samson


Markets in and near Saint-Samson

  • Villaines-la-Juhel: market Monday (16km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (17km)
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (19km)
  • Alencon: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (21km)
  • Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (27km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (27km)
  • Sees: market Saturday (30km)
  • Argentan: market Tuesday & Friday (32km)
  • Sille-le-Guillaume: market Wednesday (34km)
  • Mayenne: market Saturday & Monday (37km)

More information about Saint-Samson, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Saint-Samson, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (9km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (2km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Sassy (25km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (17km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (18km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (20km)
  • Forêt de Perseigne (34km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (31km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (37km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Samson is in the center of France at 62 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Saint-Samson is 191 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Samson

Canton: Pré-en-Pail

Arrondissement: Mayenne

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53140

Distance to Saint-Samson

from Laval (prefecture): 62 km

from Paris: 191 km

from Calais: 311 km

from Nice: 783 km

from Bordeaux: 406 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-Samson from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ciral, Lalacelle, Pre-en-Pail, Saint-Calais-du-Desert and Saint-Cyr-en-Pail.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Samson

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