Volnay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Volnay in Sarthe

Photo is of Le Mans at 22 km from Volnay

Visit Volnay: highlights and tourist information

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Volnay 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 Volnay in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Mans at 22 km and La Ferte-Bernard at 32 km.

Volnay, 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 22 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Le Mans guide
La Ferte-Bernard

La Ferte-Bernard

at 32 km (direction north-east)

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

See La Ferte-Bernard guide


Most Beautiful Village at 38 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...

See Lavardin guide
Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 39 km (direction south-west)

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

See Chateau du Lude guide


at 41 km (direction north-west)

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

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide


at 47 km (direction east-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


at 50 km (direction east-south-east), in the Orne department

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

See Belleme guide


at 51 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 51 km (direction west)

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


at 51 km (direction north-west)

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

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide


at 53 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide


at 61 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


Most Beautiful Village at 63 km (direction north-west), in the Orne department

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei is a very pretty village in the Regional Natural Park of Normandie-Marne....

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

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 63 km (direction north-west), in the Orne department

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

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide

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Markets in and near Volnay

  • Le Grand-Luce: market Wednesday all day (7km)
  • Connerre: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Ecommoy: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Saint-Calais: market Thursday all day & Sunday (20km)
  • Le Mans: market every day except Monday (21km)
  • Arnage: market Saturday (21km)
  • Besse-sur-Braye: market Saturday (24km)
  • Allonnes: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Vibraye: market Friday (24km)
  • Savigny-sur-Braye: market Tuesday (26km)

More information about Volnay, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Volnay, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (17km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (22km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (21km)
  • Jardins du château de Poncé (23km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (32km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (39km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (39km)
  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cogners (16km)
  • Coulaines (22km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (25km)

Geography and distances

Volnay is in the north-west of France at 22 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Volnay is 173 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Volnay

Canton: Bouloire

Arrondissement: Mans

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72440

Distance to Volnay

from Le Mans (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 173 km

from Calais: 350 km

from Nice: 706 km

from Bordeaux: 353 km

from Strasbourg: 543 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 Volnay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Challes, Saint-Mars-de-Locquenay and Surfonds.

This page in French: Visiter Volnay