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Thorigne-en-Charnie tourism and travel guide

Photo of Thorigne-en-Charnie in Mayenne

Photo is of Saulges at 4 km from Thorigne-en-Charnie

Visit Thorigne-en-Charnie: highlights and tourist information

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Thorigne-en-Charnie is situated in the Mayenne department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saulges at 4 km and Sainte-Suzanne at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Thorigne-en-Charnie, 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 Thorigne-en-Charnie in Pays de la Loire.

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



at 4 km (direction west-south-west)

The principal attraction in Saulges is the caves, occupied...

See Saulges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction west-south-west)

The medieval village and the castle in the pretty village of...

See Sainte-Suzanne guide


at 15 km (direction south-east), in the Sarthe department

The small town of Asnières-sur-Vègre is especially picturesque in the...

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide


at 17 km (direction south-south-east), in the Sarthe department

Solesmes is known for its Abbey Saint-Pierre, an important benedictine...

See Solesmes guide


at 18 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Evron guide


at 21 km (direction south-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


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

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide


at 30 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Jublains guide


at 32 km (direction west-north-west)

The castle, the river and the historic centre make the substantial...

See Laval guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 40 km (direction north-west)

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

See Mayenne (town) guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

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

Le Mans is best known for its famous car...

See Le Mans guide


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

The traditional market hall and remains of a medieval...

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide


at 44 km (direction east-north-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide
Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 47 km (direction south-south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The most unusual feature of Chateau Plessis-Bourre is the way it...

See Chateau Plessis-Bourre guide

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Map of places to visit near Thorigne-en-Charnie


Markets in and near Thorigne-en-Charnie

  • Meslay-du-Maine: market Friday (16km)
  • Loue: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Evron: market Thursday (17km)
  • Sable-sur-Sarthe: market Monday (18km)
  • Noyen-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (24km)
  • Sille-le-Guillaume: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Conlie: market Thursday (29km)
  • Malicorne-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (29km)
  • Laval: market Tuesday & Saturday all day (31km)
  • La Suze-sur-Sarthe: market Thursday (32km)

More information about Thorigne-en-Charnie, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Thorigne-en-Charnie, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chateau-Gontier (32km)
  • La Fleche (40km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la Massonnière (17km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (23km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (30km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (46km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (47km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (49km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (55km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • La Cropte (11km)
  • Coudray (32km)
  • Chenille-Change (41km)
  • Coulaines (42km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (46km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (38km)

Geography and distances

Thorigne-en-Charnie is in the center of France at 32 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Thorigne-en-Charnie is 221 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Thorigne-en-Charnie

Canton: Sainte-Suzanne

Arrondissement: Laval

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53270

Distance to Thorigne-en-Charnie

from Laval (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 221 km

from Calais: 365 km

from Nice: 759 km

from Bordeaux: 352 km

from Strasbourg: 603 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 Thorigne-en-Charnie from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bannes, Blandouet, Cosse-en-Champagne, Saint-Jean-sur-Erve, Saint-Pierre-sur-Erve, Saulges and Vire-en-Champagne.

This page in French: Visiter Thorigne-en-Charnie

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