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Thoire-sur-Dinan tourism and travel guide

Photo of Thoire-sur-Dinan in Sarthe

Photo is of Chateau du Lude at 25 km from Thoire-sur-Dinan

Visit Thoire-sur-Dinan: highlights and tourist information

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Thoire-sur-Dinan is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau du Lude at 25 km and Lavardin at 33 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Thoire-sur-Dinan, 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 Thoire-sur-Dinan in Pays de la Loire.

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

Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 25 km (direction west-south-west)

The Chateau de Lude and its lovely gardens are the...

See Chateau du Lude guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

With a river and ancient bridge below and an ancient...

See Lavardin guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 34 km (direction north-west)

Le Mans is best known for its famous car race, but...

See Le Mans guide
Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Cathedral at 44 km (direction south-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The la Psalette cloister and the cathedral of Tours together...

See Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters guide


at 44 km (direction south-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Tours is a large important town with numerous monuments, gardens...

See Tours guide
Chateau de Villandry

Chateau de Villandry

Castle at 46 km (direction south), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The rooms at Chateau de Villandry can be explored, but...

See Chateau de Villandry guide


at 46 km (direction east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

Now listed as a 'town of art and history', Vendome...

See Vendome guide


at 48 km (direction south), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Langeais is a small town with a pretty town centre, best...

See Langeais guide


at 48 km (direction west-south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Bauge is a small traditional town with a small castle - and...

See Bauge guide
Chateau de Langeais

Chateau de Langeais

Castle at 48 km (direction south), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Langeais is a medieval-renaissance castle with nicely furnished...

See Chateau de Langeais guide


at 49 km (direction west)

Parcé sur Sarthe is a classified petites cites de...

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide
La Ferte-Bernard

La Ferte-Bernard

at 51 km (direction north-north-east)

The medieval character and picturesque setting make La Ferté-Bernard one of our...

See La Ferte-Bernard guide
Chateau d'Amboise

Chateau d'Amboise

Castle at 55 km (direction east-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The Chateau d'Amboise is a castle with impressive gardens...

See Chateau d'Amboise guide


at 56 km (direction east-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Although it is the castle that attracts visitors to Amboise, you will...

See Amboise guide

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

Map of places to visit near Thoire-sur-Dinan


Markets in and near Thoire-sur-Dinan

  • Chateau-du-Loir: market Saturday (7km)
  • Le Grand-Luce: market Wednesday all day (13km)
  • Ecommoy: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Saint-Paterne-Racan: market Thursday (17km)
  • Neuvy-le-Roi: market Friday (20km)
  • Besse-sur-Braye: market Saturday (24km)
  • Neuille-Pont-Pierre: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Chateau-la-Valliere: market Monday (25km)
  • Le Lude: market Thursday (25km)
  • Arnage: market Saturday (27km)

More information about Thoire-sur-Dinan, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Thoire-sur-Dinan, France

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


  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (53km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • La Fleche (40km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (32km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (34km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Poncé (16km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (18km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (25km)
  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (37km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (37km)
  • Parc de Lathan (38km)
  • Les jardins du prieuré de Saint-Cosme (44km)
  • Le jardin des Prébendes d'Oé (44km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (45km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Valmer (46km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cogners (20km)
  • Coulaines (35km)
  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (43km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (30km)
  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (48km)

Geography and distances

Thoire-sur-Dinan is in the north-west of France at 35 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Thoire-sur-Dinan is 186 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Thoire-sur-Dinan

Canton: Château-du-Loir

Arrondissement: Mans

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72500

Distance to Thoire-sur-Dinan

from Le Mans (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 186 km

from Calais: 370 km

from Nice: 695 km

from Bordeaux: 334 km

from Strasbourg: 549 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 Thoire-sur-Dinan from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaumont-Pied-de-Boeuf, Chahaignes, Flee, Jupilles, Luceau, Marcon and Saint-Pierre-du-Lorouer.

This page in French: Visiter Thoire-sur-Dinan

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