Villiers-Charlemagne tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Laval at 18 km from Villiers-Charlemagne

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Villiers-Charlemagne is situated in the Mayenne 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 Villiers-Charlemagne in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Laval at 18 km and Saulges at 21 km.

Villiers-Charlemagne, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 18 km (direction north-north-west)

The castle, the river and the historic centre make the substantial town of Laval...

See Laval guide


at 21 km (direction east-north-east)

The principal attraction in Saulges is the caves, occupied in prehistoric times...

See Saulges guide


at 29 km (direction east), in the Sarthe department

Solesmes is known for its Abbey Saint-Pierre, an important benedictine abbey that has helped...

See Solesmes guide


Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction east-north-east)

The medieval village and the castle in the pretty village of Sainte-Suzanne still retain...

See Sainte-Suzanne guide


at 33 km (direction north-east)

The highlight here at Evron is the Abbey of Notre Dame, in particular the...

See Evron guide


at 33 km (direction east), in the Sarthe department

The small town of Asnières-sur-Vègre is especially picturesque in the area around the bridge...

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide


at 37 km (direction east), in the Sarthe department

Parcé sur Sarthe is a classified petites cites de caractere and has an attractive...

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide
Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 37 km (direction south-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The most unusual feature of Chateau Plessis-Bourre is the way it combines medieval and...

See Chateau Plessis-Bourre guide


at 40 km (direction north-north-east)

Here in Jublains you can visit the roman ruins of the ancient city that...

See Jublains guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 44 km (direction north-north-east)

Quite a small town, the highlight of a visit to Mayenne is the nearby...

See Mayenne (town) guide


at 46 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

A town not be missed, Vitré has a superb historic centre with numerous fascinating...

See Vitre guide


at 50 km (direction east-north-east), in the Sarthe department

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide


at 60 km (direction east-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Bauge guide


at 62 km (direction north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The castle and historic lower town are the main attraction, but be sure to...

See Fougeres guide

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Markets in and near Villiers-Charlemagne

  • Meslay-du-Maine: market Friday (9km)
  • Chateau-Gontier: market Thursday & (10km)
  • Laval: market Tuesday & Saturday all day (18km)
  • Craon: market Monday (22km)
  • Sable-sur-Sarthe: market Monday (26km)
  • Andouille: market Thursday (30km)
  • Segre: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)
  • Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (30km)
  • Port-Brillet: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Renaze: market Friday (32km)

More information about Villiers-Charlemagne, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Villiers-Charlemagne, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chateau-Gontier (11km)
  • Vitre (45km)
  • La Fleche (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (22km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (37km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (40km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (52km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt du Pertre (34km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (40km)
  • Étang de la Valière (41km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (41km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (50km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (51km)
  • Source - Couesnon (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • La Cropte (14km)
  • Coudray (15km)
  • Chenille-Change (25km)
  • Juvigne (43km)

Geography and distances

Villiers-Charlemagne is in the center of France at 18 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Villiers-Charlemagne is 246 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villiers-Charlemagne

Canton: Grez-en-Bouère

Arrondissement: Château-Gontier

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53170

Distance to Villiers-Charlemagne

from Laval (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 246 km

from Calais: 383 km

from Nice: 773 km

from Bordeaux: 343 km

from Strasbourg: 628 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive here from the cross channel ports of Saint Malo and Caen, the jorney only taking a couple of hours. For driving distances to Villiers-Charlemagne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Houssay, Le Bignon-du-Maine, Loigne-sur-Mayenne, Maisoncelles-du-Maine, Origne, Ruille-Froid-Fonds and Saint-Sulpice.

This page in French: Visiter Villiers-Charlemagne