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Vance tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vance in Sarthe

Photo is of Lavardin at 20 km from Vance

Visit Vance: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Lavardin at 20 km and Vendome at 32 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Vance, 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 Vance in Pays de la Loire.

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

Lavardin

Lavardin

Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction east-south-east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

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

See Lavardin guide
Vendome

Vendome

at 32 km (direction east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

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

See Vendome guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 39 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Le Mans guide
La Ferte-Bernard

La Ferte-Bernard

at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See La Ferte-Bernard guide
 
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Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 42 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chateau du Lude guide
Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Cathedral at 49 km (direction south), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters guide
Tours

Tours

at 49 km (direction south), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Tours guide
Chateau d'Amboise

Chateau d'Amboise

Castle at 53 km (direction south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau d'Amboise guide
Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Castle at 53 km (direction south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The Chateau de Clos-Lucé was home to Leonardo da...

See Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise guide
Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Castle at 54 km (direction south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard in Amboise is the...

See Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard guide
Amboise

Amboise

at 54 km (direction south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Although it is the castle that attracts visitors to...

See Amboise guide
Chateau de Chaumont

Chateau de Chaumont

Castle at 56 km (direction east-south-east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

The small village of Chaumont-sur-Loire is dominated by the Chateau de Chaumont,...

See Chateau de Chaumont guide
Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

at 58 km (direction north-west)

It is the countryside around Beaumont-sur-Sarthe that is the main attraction,...

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide

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

Map of places to visit near Vance

 
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Markets in and near Vance

  • Besse-sur-Braye: market Saturday (7km)
  • Saint-Calais: market Thursday all day & Sunday (13km)
  • Savigny-sur-Braye: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Le Grand-Luce: market Wednesday all day (14km)
  • Montoire-sur-le-Loir: market Saturday (18km)
  • Chateau-du-Loir: market Saturday (23km)
  • Mondoubleau: market Saturday & Monday all day (25km)
  • Neuvy-le-Roi: market Friday (26km)
  • Vibraye: market Friday (26km)
  • Connerre: market Wednesday (28km)

Hotels near Vance

More information about Vance, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Vance, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (35km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Poncé (8km)
  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (25km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (31km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (42km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Valmer (45km)
  • Parc de Lathan (54km)
  • Domaine régional de Chaumont-sur-Loire (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cogners (4km)
  • Coulaines (39km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (39km)
  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (43km)
 
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Geography and distances

Vance is in the north-west of France at 39 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Vance is 170 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vance

Canton: Saint-Calais

Arrondissement: Mans

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72310

Distance to Vance

from Le Mans (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 170 km

from Calais: 357 km

from Nice: 688 km

from Bordeaux: 346 km

from Strasbourg: 533 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 Vance from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cogners, La Chapelle-Gaugain, Lavenay and Saint-Georges-de-la-Couee.

This page in French: Visiter Vance

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