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Asnières-sur-Vègre - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Sarthe

Asnières-sur-Vègre is a small village in the Pays de la Loire which takes place in the heart of the Sarthe department. Located not far from La Flèche, it is an integral part of the township of Sablé-sur-Sarthe.

This charming town, formerly known as the most beautiful village in Maine, has been labeled a small town of character a few years ago. Born in the Middle Ages, it has gradually turned to tourism through a heritage of great interest, and cultural events rich in entertainment.

In peace, you will enjoy all the charms of this village crossed by the Vègre. The beauty of its houses and the richness of its natural heritage make it an idyllic place to spend holidays with family or friends.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude47.8883160 (N 47° 53’ 18”)
Longitude-0.2314480 (W 0° 13’ 53”)
AltitudeFrom 30m to 75m
Surface area12.64 km²
Population409 inhabitants
Density32 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLe Mans (52 km, 42 min)
Insee code72010
IntercommunalityCC de Sablé-Sur-Sarthe
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Fontenay-sur-Vègre3.3 km (6 min)
Avoise4.4 km (7 min)
Juigné-sur-Sarthe6.5 km (8 min)
Chantenay-Villedieu7.3 km (9 min)
Parcé-sur-Sarthe8 km (13 min)
Poillé-sur-Vègre8.2 km (11 min)
Solesmes8.4 km (12 min)
Saint-Pierre-des-Bois10.1 km (14 min)
Sablé-sur-Sarthe10.5 km (13 min)
Saint-Ouen-en-Champagne10.9 km (13 min)
Tassé10.9 km (12 min)
Chevillé11.2 km (11 min)
Vion12.2 km (18 min)
Pirmil12.4 km (15 min)
Saint-Christophe-en-Champagne13 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

Becomed a property of the canons of Asnières in the 11th century, the church of Saint-Hilaire was at that time covered with murals in the nave. These were updated in the 1950s and restored. One can thus discover on one of the walls of the nave, the promise of the Redemption.

The commune of Asnières-sur-Vègre also has an ancient court of justice, also called the Temple, and built between the thirteenth and fourteenth century. Former ecclesiastical seat of Asnières in the Middle Ages, the building was also used as a gentleman's house in the 15th century, from the 18th century to the 18th century, before being divided into apartments in the course of the 19th century. The building is now classified as a Historic Monument.

Rebuilt in the 19th century, the old stone bridge of Asnières-sur-Vègre offers a magnificent view of the Vègre. In the Romanesque style, it is located not far from the old Saint-Aldric fountain transformed into a wash-house.

Several castles and other mansions are also present on the territory of the village, such as the castle of Moulinvieux, the mansion of the Court, the manor of the Tannery, or the manor of Claies. All the most beautiful monuments of Asnières-sur-Vègre can be admired and appreciated via a marked trail that crosses part of the Sarthe commune.

The mosaic garden is an ecological garden that extends over almost 2.5 hectares. You will be able to admire, during the time of a walk, a hundred species of perennial flowers, ancient roses or some medicinal plants.

A conservatory orchard also takes place at Asnières-sur-Vègre. Created in 1996, it aims to preserve species of fruit threatened with extinction.

Places of interest


Events and festivities

In May, the village offers a spring market.

Every first weekend of June, Asnières-sur-Toiles offers exhibitions of artists or contests of painters.


Nice deck on Vègre
Nice deck on Vègre
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View from the bridge was
View from the bridge was
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Sunday 28 may
Min. 16°C - Max. 30°C
Monday 29 may
Min. 15°C - Max. 22°C
Tuesday 30 may
Min. 11°C - Max. 23°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Brissarthe Church - The Hague Castle
HikeIntermediate3h00Brissarthe (27 km)
From one mill to another
Village visitEasy2h00Saint-Sulpice (36 km)
In the footsteps of History
HikeEasy3h30Coulongé (39 km)
Discovering old Mayet
Village visitEasy1h15Mayet (40 km)
Around Verneil
HikeEasy2h30Verneil-le-Chétif (43 km)


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