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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Sarthe

Gastronomic specialties: the little sand.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude47.8401120 (N 47° 50’ 24”)
Longitude-0.3316340 (W 0° 19’ 54”)
AltitudeFrom 22m to 70m
Surface area36.92 km²
Population13040 inhabitants
Density353 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLe Mans (58 km, 47 min)
Insee code72264
IntercommunalityCC de Sablé-Sur-Sarthe
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Solesmes2.7 km (6 min)
Juigné-sur-Sarthe4.7 km (8 min)
Souvigné-sur-Sarthe5.3 km (8 min)
Courtillers5.6 km (10 min)
Bouessay7.1 km (11 min)
Pincé7.9 km (11 min)
Auvers-le-Hamon8.1 km (9 min)
Vion8.6 km (12 min)
Saint-Loup-du-Dorat8.9 km (10 min)
Précigné9.2 km (13 min)
Parcé-sur-Sarthe10 km (12 min)
Asnières-sur-Vègre10.5 km (13 min)
Poillé-sur-Vègre10.6 km (10 min)
Saint-Denis-d'Anjou10.8 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

The sand castle with its national library where books are restored.

The edges of Sarthe with boat trips.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Performance halls

Events and festivities

"Rockissimo" unique show in France of music and dance dedicated to children each year in July. It takes place outdoors in the park of the castle.

The festival renowned baroque music which takes place in August.

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Abbaye de Solesmes (Gregorian chants sung by the monks).

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Karting on an International Circuit
Sports sensations18 € Laval (38 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Brissarthe Church - The Hague Castle
HikeIntermediate3h00Brissarthe (17.9 km)
From one mill to another
Village visitEasy2h00Saint-Sulpice (30 km)
Fontenelle Circuit
HikeEasy1h45Laigné (36 km)
In the footsteps of History
HikeEasy3h30Coulongé (43 km)
Historic city centre circuit
HikeEasy40 minAngers (44 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals