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Visit Spay: highlights and tourist information

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Spay is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region, in the north-west of France at 11 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Spay is 193 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Mans at 10 km and Parcé-sur-Sarthe at 28 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Spay, 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 Spay 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 Spay


Markets in and near Spay

  • Arnage: market Saturday (3km)
  • Allonnes: market Tuesday (5km)
  • Le Mans: market every day except Monday (8km)
  • La Suze-sur-Sarthe: market Thursday (10km)
  • Ecommoy: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Noyen-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (20km)
  • Malicorne-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (21km)
  • Loue: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Le Grand-Luce: market Wednesday all day (24km)
  • Conlie: market Thursday (25km)

More information about Spay, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Spay, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • La Fleche (30km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (10km)
  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (13km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (8km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (13km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (16km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (22km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (31km)
  • Jardins du château de Poncé (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (12km)
  • Cogners (38km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (1km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Spay

Canton: Suze-sur-Sarthe

Arrondissement: Mans

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72700

Distance to Spay

from Le Mans (prefecture): 11 km

from Paris: 193 km

from Calais: 358 km

from Nice: 724 km

from Bordeaux: 348 km

from Strasbourg: 567 km

Getting here

Spay 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 Spay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Allonnes, Arnage, Etival-les-le-Mans, Fille, Guecelard, Laigne-en-Belin, Monce-en-Belin, Saint-Georges-du-Bois, Saint-Gervais-en-Belin and Voivres-les-le-Mans.

This page in French: Visiter Spay

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