Sainte-Marie-du-Bois tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Lassay-les-Chateaux at 3 km from Sainte-Marie-du-Bois

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Sainte-Marie-du-Bois is situated in the Mayenne 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 Sainte-Marie-du-Bois in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lassay-les-Chateaux at 3 km and Bagnoles de l'Orne at 10 km.

Sainte-Marie-du-Bois, France: places to visit and attractions

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at 3 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 10 km (direction north-east), 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


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

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

See Domfront guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 20 km (direction south-west)

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

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at 23 km (direction south)

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

See Jublains guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 28 km (direction west-south-west)

Les Jardins des Renaudies is a pretty garden in north-west France...

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 33 km (direction 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 33 km (direction 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 35 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Evron guide


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

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide


Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction south-south-east)

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

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at 42 km (direction east-south-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide


at 43 km (direction east), in the Orne department

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

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at 46 km (direction east-north-east), in the Orne department

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

See Argentan guide

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Markets in and near Sainte-Marie-du-Bois

  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (11km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (16km)
  • Villaines-la-Juhel: market Monday (20km)
  • Mayenne: market Saturday & Monday (20km)
  • Gorron: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Briouze: market Monday (27km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (32km)
  • Evron: market Thursday (35km)
  • Ernee: market Tuesday (38km)
  • Andouille: market Thursday (39km)

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Tourist attractions near Sainte-Marie-du-Bois, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (26km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (19km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (39km)
  • Sassy (42km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (33km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (39km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (41km)
  • Source - Couesnon (46km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (57km)
  • Forêt du Pertre (62km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (12km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (16km)
  • Juvigne (49km)

Geography and distances

Sainte-Marie-du-Bois is in the center of France at 49 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Sainte-Marie-du-Bois is 212 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sainte-Marie-du-Bois

Canton: Lassay-les-Châteaux

Arrondissement: Mayenne

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53110

Distance to Sainte-Marie-du-Bois

from Laval (prefecture): 49 km

from Paris: 212 km

from Calais: 323 km

from Nice: 798 km

from Bordeaux: 404 km

from Strasbourg: 606 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 Sainte-Marie-du-Bois from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Charchigne, Couterne, Geneslay, Haleine, Lassay-les-Chateaux, Rennes-en-Grenouilles, Saint-Denis-de-Villenette, Saint-Julien-du-Terroux, Sept-Forges and Thuboeuf.

This page in French: Visiter Sainte-Marie-du-Bois


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