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Villaines-la-Carelle tourism and travel guide

Photo of Villaines-la-Carelle in Sarthe

Photo is of Alencon at 16 km from Villaines-la-Carelle

Visit Villaines-la-Carelle: highlights and tourist information

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Villaines-la-Carelle is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Alencon at 16 km and Belleme at 19 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Villaines-la-Carelle, 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 Villaines-la-Carelle in Pays de la Loire.

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

Alencon

Alencon

at 16 km (direction west-north-west), in the Orne department

There are several sites of historical interest in Alencon, best known...

See Alencon guide
Belleme

Belleme

at 19 km (direction east), in the Orne department

Belleme is one of several small attractive villages within the Perche...

See Belleme guide
Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

at 21 km (direction south-west)

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

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide
Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide
 
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Mortagne-au-Perche

Mortagne-au-Perche

at 24 km (direction east-north-east), in the Orne department

There are several places of historic interest to discover here at...

See Mortagne-au-Perche guide
Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction west), in the Orne department

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei is a very pretty village in the Regional Natural Park...

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 26 km (direction west), in the Orne department

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere is a lovely garden in the charming...

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide
Sees

Sees

at 27 km (direction north-north-west), in the Orne department

The cathedral is the famous attraction at Sees, but there...

See Sees guide
La Ferte-Bernard

La Ferte-Bernard

at 34 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See La Ferte-Bernard guide
Le Perche

Le Perche

at 36 km (direction east), in the Orne department

The peaceful countryside of the Perche Natural Regional Park has lots...

See Le Perche guide
Sillé-le-Guillaume

Sillé-le-Guillaume

at 38 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide
Nogent-le-Rotrou

Nogent-le-Rotrou

at 39 km (direction east), in the Eure-et-Loir department

Within the Perche Regional Natural Park, in Nogent-le-Rotrou you can discover...

See Nogent-le-Rotrou guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 42 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Le Mans guide
Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

at 42 km (direction north-north-west), in the Orne department

The Haras du Pin is the oldest of the national horse training...

See Haras du Pin guide

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

Map of places to visit near Villaines-la-Carelle

 
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Markets in and near Villaines-la-Carelle

  • Mamers: market Monday (6km)
  • Le Mele-sur-Sarthe: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Alencon: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (17km)
  • Beaumont-sur-Sarthe: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (23km)
  • Bonnetable: market Tuesday & Friday (24km)
  • Mortagne-Au-Perche: market Saturday all day (24km)
  • Sees: market Saturday (27km)
  • Le Theil: market Wednesday (31km)
  • La Ferte-Bernard: market Saturday & Monday (34km)

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Tourist attractions near Villaines-la-Carelle, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (39km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Perche (36km)
  • Normandie-Maine (40km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (40km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de la petite Rochelle (35km)
  • Sassy (39km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Perseigne (5km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (26km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (27km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (28km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Tourouvre (35km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (40km)
 
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Geography and distances

Villaines-la-Carelle is in the north-west of France at 40 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Villaines-la-Carelle is 160 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villaines-la-Carelle

Canton: Mamers

Arrondissement: Mamers

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72600

Distance to Villaines-la-Carelle

from Le Mans (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 160 km

from Calais: 307 km

from Nice: 747 km

from Bordeaux: 399 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 Villaines-la-Carelle from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aillieres-Beauvoir, Contilly, Louzes, Mamers, Marollette, Neufchatel-en-Saosnois, Panon, Pizieux, Saint-Longis, Saint-Remy-du-Val, Saosnes and Vezot.

This page in French: Visiter Villaines-la-Carelle

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