Villaines-la-Carelle tourism and travel guide

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

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

Below you can see 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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Alencon at 16 km and Belleme at 19 km.

Villaines-la-Carelle, France: places to visit and attractions

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



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

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

See Alencon guide


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

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

See Belleme guide


at 21 km (direction south-west)

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

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide


at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide


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

There are several places of historic interest to discover here at Mortagne-au-Perche, within the...

See Mortagne-au-Perche guide


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 of Normandie-Marne....

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 village of...

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide


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

The cathedral is the famous attraction at Sees, but there are other sites of...

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 one of our favourite towns...

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 of opportunities to...

See Le Perche guide


at 38 km (direction west-south-west)

Sillé le Guillaume has a chateau dating to the 11th century and a 13th...

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide


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

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

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 also has a...

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 centres in...

See Haras du Pin guide

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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)

More information about Villaines-la-Carelle, Pays de la Loire

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)

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