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Vire-en-Champagne tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vire-en-Champagne in Sarthe

Photo is of Saulges at 9 km from Vire-en-Champagne

Visit Vire-en-Champagne: highlights and tourist information

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Vire-en-Champagne is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saulges at 9 km and Asnieres-sur-Vegre at 11 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Vire-en-Champagne, 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 Vire-en-Champagne in Pays de la Loire.

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



at 9 km (direction west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Saulges guide


at 11 km (direction south-south-east)

The small town of Asnières-sur-Vègre is especially picturesque in...

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide


Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction north-north-west), in the Mayenne department

The medieval village and the castle in the pretty village of...

See Sainte-Suzanne guide


at 15 km (direction south)

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

See Solesmes guide


at 17 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


at 21 km (direction north-north-west), in the Mayenne department

The highlight here at Evron is the Abbey of...

See Evron guide


at 25 km (direction north-east)

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide


at 34 km (direction north-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Jublains guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 36 km (direction east)

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

See Le Mans guide


at 37 km (direction west-north-west), in the Mayenne department

The castle, the river and the historic centre make...

See Laval guide


at 40 km (direction north-east)

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

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide


at 41 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 44 km (direction north-west), in the Mayenne department

Quite a small town, the highlight of a visit...

See Mayenne (town) guide
Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 47 km (direction south-south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The most unusual feature of Chateau Plessis-Bourre is the...

See Chateau Plessis-Bourre guide

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

Map of places to visit near Vire-en-Champagne


Markets in and near Vire-en-Champagne

  • Loue: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Sable-sur-Sarthe: market Monday (17km)
  • Noyen-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (19km)
  • Evron: market Thursday (20km)
  • Meslay-du-Maine: market Friday (20km)
  • Malicorne-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (24km)
  • Sille-le-Guillaume: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Conlie: market Thursday (25km)
  • La Suze-sur-Sarthe: market Thursday (26km)
  • Allonnes: market Tuesday (33km)

More information about Vire-en-Champagne, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Vire-en-Champagne, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chateau-Gontier (35km)
  • La Fleche (36km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (36km)
  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la Massonnière (11km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (18km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (25km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (43km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (50km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • La Cropte (16km)
  • Coudray (34km)
  • Coulaines (37km)
  • Chenille-Change (42km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (50km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (33km)

Geography and distances

Vire-en-Champagne is in the north-west of France at 36 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Vire-en-Champagne is 217 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vire-en-Champagne

Canton: Brûlon

Arrondissement: Flèche

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72350

Distance to Vire-en-Champagne

from Le Mans (prefecture): 36 km

from Paris: 217 km

from Calais: 364 km

from Nice: 754 km

from Bordeaux: 351 km

from Strasbourg: 598 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 Vire-en-Champagne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Avesse, Bannes, Cheville, Cosse-en-Champagne, Epineux-le-Seguin, Saint-Denis-d'Orques and Thorigne-en-Charnie.

This page in French: Visiter Vire-en-Champagne

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