Villaines-sous-Luce tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Le Mans at 26 km from Villaines-sous-Luce

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Villaines-sous-Luce 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-sous-Luce in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Mans at 26 km and Lavardin at 33 km.

Villaines-sous-Luce, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Le Mans

Le Mans

at 26 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction east-south-east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

With a river and ancient bridge below and an ancient castle above Lavardin, it...

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Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 34 km (direction west-south-west)

The Chateau de Lude and its lovely gardens are the closest of the Loire...

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La Ferte-Bernard

La Ferte-Bernard

at 38 km (direction north-north-east)

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

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at 44 km (direction east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

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

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at 48 km (direction north-west)

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

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at 57 km (direction west-south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Bauge is a small traditional town with a small castle - and a very...

See Bauge guide


at 58 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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at 58 km (direction north-west)

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

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Markets in and near Villaines-sous-Luce

  • Le Grand-Luce: market Wednesday all day (1km)
  • Ecommoy: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Chateau-du-Loir: market Saturday (20km)
  • Besse-sur-Braye: market Saturday (20km)
  • Saint-Calais: market Thursday all day & Sunday (21km)
  • Connerre: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Arnage: market Saturday (23km)
  • Le Mans: market every day except Monday (25km)
  • Savigny-sur-Braye: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Allonnes: market Tuesday (27km)

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Tourist attractions near Villaines-sous-Luce, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • La Fleche (46km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (23km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (26km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Poncé (17km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (19km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (34km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (34km)
  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (38km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (42km)
  • Parc de Lathan (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cogners (13km)
  • Coulaines (27km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (26km)
  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (54km)

Geography and distances

Villaines-sous-Luce is in the north-west of France at 27 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Villaines-sous-Luce is 177 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villaines-sous-Luce

Canton: Grand-Lucé

Arrondissement: Mans

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72150

Distance to Villaines-sous-Luce

from Le Mans (prefecture): 27 km

from Paris: 177 km

from Calais: 357 km

from Nice: 700 km

from Bordeaux: 346 km

from Strasbourg: 544 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-sous-Luce from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Courdemanche, Le Grand-Luce, Pruille-l'Eguille and Saint-Vincent-du-Lorouer.

This page in French: Visiter Villaines-sous-Luce