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Villaines-la-Gonais tourism and travel guide

Photo of Villaines-la-Gonais in Sarthe

Photo is of La Ferte-Bernard at 7 km from Villaines-la-Gonais

Visit Villaines-la-Gonais: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include La Ferte-Bernard at 7 km and Nogent-le-Rotrou at 26 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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

La Ferte-Bernard

La Ferte-Bernard

at 7 km (direction north-east)

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

See La Ferte-Bernard guide


at 26 km (direction north-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


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

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

See Belleme guide
Le Perche

Le Perche

at 33 km (direction north-east), in the Orne department

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

See Le Perche guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 33 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Le Mans guide


at 36 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide


at 43 km (direction west-north-west), in the Orne department

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

See Mortagne-au-Perche guide


at 46 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide


Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction south-east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

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

See Lavardin guide


at 50 km (direction west-north-west), in the Orne department

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

See Alencon guide


at 51 km (direction south-east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

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

See Vendome guide


Most Beautiful Village at 55 km (direction west-north-west), in the Orne department

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

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

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 55 km (direction west-north-west), in the Orne department

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

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide

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

Map of places to visit near Villaines-la-Gonais


Markets in and near Villaines-la-Gonais

  • La Ferte-Bernard: market Saturday & Monday (7km)
  • Connerre: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Vibraye: market Friday (13km)
  • Bonnetable: market Tuesday & Friday (14km)
  • Le Theil: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Souday: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Saint-Calais: market Thursday all day & Sunday (26km)
  • Nogent-le-Rotrou: market Saturday all day (26km)
  • Mondoubleau: market Saturday & Monday all day (28km)
  • La Bazoche-Gouet: market Saturday (28km)

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

Tourist attractions near Villaines-la-Gonais, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (28km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (33km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de la petite Rochelle (35km)
  • Jardins du château de Poncé (42km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (44km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Perseigne (40km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cogners (30km)
  • Coulaines (32km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (42km)

Geography and distances

Villaines-la-Gonais is in the north-west of France at 33 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Villaines-la-Gonais is 152 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villaines-la-Gonais

Canton: Ferté-Bernard

Arrondissement: Mamers

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72400

Distance to Villaines-la-Gonais

from Le Mans (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 152 km

from Calais: 326 km

from Nice: 713 km

from Bordeaux: 378 km

from Strasbourg: 530 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-Gonais from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boesse-le-Sec, Bouer, Cherre, La Bosse, La Ferte-Bernard, Saint-Aubin-Des-Coudrais, Saint-Hilaire-le-Lierru, Saint-Maixent, Saint-Martin-Des-Monts, Sceaux-sur-Huisne and Vouvray-sur-Huisne.

This page in French: Visiter Villaines-la-Gonais

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