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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include La Ferte-Bernard at 7 km and Nogent-le-Rotrou at 26 km.

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

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 of our favourite towns...

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 the castle and...

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 Natural Regional Park...

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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 of opportunities to...

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 has a...

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 the town...

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, within the...

See Mortagne-au-Perche guide


at 46 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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 Lavardin, it...

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 as a centre...

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 monuments from...

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 Park of Normandie-Marne....

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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 village of...

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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