Yvre-le-Polin tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau du Lude at 19 km from Yvre-le-Polin

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Yvre-le-Polin 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 Yvre-le-Polin in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau du Lude at 19 km and Le Mans at 21 km.

Yvre-le-Polin, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 19 km (direction south)

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

See Chateau du Lude guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 21 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Le Mans guide


at 26 km (direction west)

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

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide


at 34 km (direction west)

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

See Solesmes guide


at 36 km (direction 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 45 km (direction west-north-west), in the Mayenne department

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

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at 45 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 46 km (direction north-west)

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

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide


Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction west-north-west), in the Mayenne department

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

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La Ferte-Bernard

La Ferte-Bernard

at 55 km (direction north-east)

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

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at 56 km (direction west-north-west), in the Mayenne department

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

See Evron guide
Basilica of Saint-Martin in Tours

Basilica of Saint-Martin in Tours

Church at 62 km (direction south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The basilica Saint-Martin is an imposing neo-byzantine church in the town of Tours...

See Basilica of Saint-Martin in Tours guide


at 62 km (direction south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Tours is a large important town with numerous monuments, gardens and medieval buildings, and...

See Tours guide

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Markets in and near Yvre-le-Polin

  • Ecommoy: market Tuesday (9km)
  • La Suze-sur-Sarthe: market Thursday (12km)
  • Arnage: market Saturday (12km)
  • Allonnes: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Malicorne-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (18km)
  • Le Mans: market every day except Monday (19km)
  • Le Lude: market Thursday (19km)
  • Noyen-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (20km)
  • La Fleche: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Chateau-du-Loir: market Saturday (24km)

More information about Yvre-le-Polin, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Yvre-le-Polin, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • La Fleche (22km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (21km)
  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (23km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (6km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (16km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (19km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (24km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (27km)
  • Jardins du château de Poncé (38km)
  • Parc de Lathan (38km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (23km)
  • Cogners (38km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (11km)

Geography and distances

Yvre-le-Polin is in the north-west of France at 23 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Yvre-le-Polin is 199 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Yvre-le-Polin

Canton: Pontvallain

Arrondissement: Flèche

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72330

Distance to Yvre-le-Polin

from Le Mans (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 199 km

from Calais: 369 km

from Nice: 717 km

from Bordeaux: 336 km

from Strasbourg: 569 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 Yvre-le-Polin from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cerans-Foulletourte, Chateau-l'Hermitage, Oize, Parigne-le-Polin, Requeil and Saint-Ouen-en-Belin.

This page in French: Visiter Yvre-le-Polin