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Vaas tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau du Lude at 12 km from Vaas

Visit Vaas: highlights and tourist information

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Vaas is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau du Lude at 12 km and Bauge at 34 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Vaas, 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 Vaas 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 12 km (direction west)

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

See Chateau du Lude guide


at 34 km (direction west-south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Bauge guide


at 39 km (direction south-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Langeais guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 39 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Le Mans guide
Chateau de Langeais

Chateau de Langeais

Castle at 39 km (direction south-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Langeais guide
Chateau de Villandry

Chateau de Villandry

Castle at 39 km (direction south-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Villandry guide


at 42 km (direction south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Tours guide
Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Cathedral at 42 km (direction 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 43 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

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

See Lavardin guide
Chateau d'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

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

The imposing Chateau d'Usse, next to the Loire, is...

See Chateau d'Ussé guide


at 47 km (direction south-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The village of Azay-le-Rideau is best known for its castle but also...

See Azay-le-Rideau guide
Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau

Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau

Castle at 47 km (direction south-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Not the most luxurious or largest castle in the region, it...

See Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau guide


at 48 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide

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

Map of places to visit near Vaas


Markets in and near Vaas

  • Chateau-du-Loir: market Saturday (8km)
  • Le Lude: market Thursday (12km)
  • Chateau-la-Valliere: market Monday (13km)
  • Saint-Paterne-Racan: market Thursday (14km)
  • Ecommoy: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Neuvy-le-Roi: market Friday (22km)
  • Neuille-Pont-Pierre: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Noyant: market Friday (23km)
  • Le Grand-Luce: market Wednesday all day (25km)
  • La Fleche: market Wednesday (29km)

More information about Vaas, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Vaas, France

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


  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (55km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • La Fleche (29km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (39km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (39km)
  • Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (55km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (12km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (18km)
  • Parc de Lathan (24km)
  • Jardins du château de Poncé (28km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (37km)
  • Les jardins du château de Villandry (39km)
  • Les jardins du prieuré de Saint-Cosme (40km)
  • Le jardin des Prébendes d'Oé (41km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (44km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (48km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Valmer (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cogners (34km)
  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (40km)
  • Coulaines (40km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (31km)

Geography and distances

Vaas is in the north-west of France at 40 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Vaas is 200 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vaas

Canton: Mayet

Arrondissement: Flèche

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72500

Distance to Vaas

from Le Mans (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 200 km

from Calais: 382 km

from Nice: 697 km

from Bordeaux: 322 km

from Strasbourg: 561 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 Vaas from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aubigne-Racan, La Bruere-sur-Loir, Lavernat, Montabon, Saint-Aubin-le-Depeint and Saint-Germain-d'Arce.

This page in French: Visiter Vaas

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