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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Sarthe

Montmirail - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Sarthe

Former outbuilding of the diocese of Chartres, Montmirail is a charming little village in the department of Sarthe. It takes place not far from Saint-Calais, on the heights of a mountain that gave it its name. It stretches near the Orne, Eure-et-Loir and Loir-et-Cher, inspired by the story of these three departments.

Quite old, the common Montmirail reveals a heritage that spans several eras, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, and alongside much more modern parts. Labeled small town character due to its tourist attraction and different monuments to discover, this Sarthe village is a must in the region.

The annual events organized regularly or the peaceful and pleasant atmosphere of the city, also make the success of the place.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude48.1036320 (N 48° 6’ 13”)
Longitude0.7907680 (E 0° 47’ 27”)
AltitudeFrom 122m to 227m
Surface area12.53 km²
Population423 inhabitants
Density33 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLe Mans (59 km, 45 min)
Insee code72208
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de l'Huisne Sarthoise
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Melleray1.4 km (5 min)
Gréez-sur-Roc4.8 km (9 min)
Champrond7.1 km (13 min)
Courgenard7.6 km (10 min)
Le Plessis-Dorin7.9 km (14 min)
Lamnay8 km (10 min)
Saint-Ulphace8.1 km (12 min)
Vibraye8.7 km (12 min)
Chapelle-Guillaume9.8 km (12 min)
Théligny10.5 km (16 min)
Saint-Jean-des-Échelles10.6 km (13 min)
Couëtron-au-Perche11.2 km (14 min)
Cormes11.3 km (13 min)
Saint-Maixent11.6 km (13 min)
Bouër13.4 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

The small city of what nature offers Montmirail under its visitors exceptional monuments and full of history.

Montmirail Castle was built in the fourteenth century and modified in the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries. Listed historic monument, it can admire parts of the eighteenth century rich woods, or beautiful parks and gardens. If the name is the same, however the building has nothing to do with the famous Montmirail film The Visitors.

The religious heritage of Montmirail is not left out, including the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, or the chapel Saint-Gervais.

At the foot of the ancient walls of the village, you can take walks in the garden of the Remparts, a place of medieval inspiration. In the center, we can admire some old houses dating from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century.

Walkers and history lovers will appreciate the Bellevue path along all walls Montmirail. This is clearly the oldest example of civil engineering in this part of the Sarthe.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

The first and second Sundays of the month, very popular horse races are organized.

Every August, Montmirail offers its medieval feast in the castle, with festive and vibrant entertainment.


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Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption Church
Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption Church
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Saturday 13 august
Min. 19°C - Max. 34°C
Sunday 14 august
Min. 18°C - Max. 26°C
Monday 15 august
Min. 15°C - Max. 28°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Electric bike hire
Sports sensations15 € Le Mans (46 km)
Telemark water skiing at the Fontaine Simon site
Sports sensations22 € to 75 € Fontaine-Simon (48 km)
Farm sales at the Domaine de Marsoif
Local flavoursFreeBeauce la Romaine (49 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Circuit vtc Bonnétable, Terrehault, Jauzé, Courcemont, Beaufay, Briosne lès Sands
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate1h35Bonnétable (29 km)
Discovering Bonnétable
HikeEasy55 minBonnétable (29 km)
Beef Road
HikeEasy3h45Jauzé (33 km)
Walk in the Loir Valley
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Lunay (34 km)
Perche Thironnais
HikeIntermediate2h45Nonvilliers-Grandhoux (39 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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