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Saosnes tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saosnes: highlights and tourist information

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Saosnes is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region, in the north-west of France at 34 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Saosnes is 163 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Beaumont-sur-Sarthe at 15 km and Alencon at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saosnes, 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 Saosnes in Pays de la Loire.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Saosnes


Markets in and near Saosnes

  • Mamers: market Monday (7km)
  • Beaumont-sur-Sarthe: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Alencon: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (19km)
  • Bonnetable: market Tuesday & Friday (20km)
  • Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (20km)
  • Le Mele-sur-Sarthe: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Mortagne-Au-Perche: market Saturday all day (29km)
  • Le Theil: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Conlie: market Thursday (31km)
  • La Ferte-Bernard: market Saturday & Monday (32km)

More information about Saosnes, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Saosnes, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (41km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Perche (39km)
  • Normandie-Maine (41km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (35km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (35km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de la petite Rochelle (38km)
  • Sassy (43km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (45km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (46km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Perseigne (9km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (26km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (29km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (31km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Tourouvre (41km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (34km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (46km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saosnes

Canton: Mamers

Arrondissement: Mamers

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72600

Distance to Saosnes

from Le Mans (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 163 km

from Calais: 313 km

from Nice: 745 km

from Bordeaux: 393 km

from Strasbourg: 551 km

Getting here

Saosnes is in the north-west of France. 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 Saosnes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 18 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Commerveil, Courgains, Les Mees, Livet-en-Saosnois, Louvigny, Marollette, Monhoudou, Neufchatel-en-Saosnois, Panon, Pizieux, Rene, Saint-Calez-en-Saosnois, Saint-Longis, Saint-Remy-du-Val, Thoigne, Thoire-sous-Contensor, Vezot and Villaines-la-Carelle.

This page in French: Visiter Saosnes

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