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Saint-Georges-le-Gaultier - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Sarthe

History: The history of Saint-Georges-le-Gaultier is little known. We know that in 1126 the treatment depended on the church of Le Mans and that there was a castle consists of a tower surrounded by a wall and moat. Many lords held various fiefs like those of Bois-Gency of Niaufles or sauveli ... The village will suffer the disasters of the War of Religion and later those of Chouans. Not until the 19th century that the village was rebuilt and developed thanks to the slate industry.

Name of inhabitants: Saint-Georgians.

This pretty town has many small shops and artisans.

Geographical information

Latitude48.2968700 (N 48° 17’ 49”)
Longitude-0.1047330 (W 0° 6’ 17”)
AltitudeFrom 84m to 174m
Surface area23.36 km²
Population525 inhabitants
Density22 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLe Mans (61 km, 52 min)
Insee code72282
IntercommunalityCC des Alpes Mancelles
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Paul-le-Gaultier3 km (5 min)
Saint-Mars-du-Désert4.7 km (9 min)
Sougé-le-Ganelon6.6 km (8 min)
Douillet6.6 km (12 min)
Saint-Germain-de-Coulamer6.9 km (12 min)
Mont-Saint-Jean7.4 km (11 min)
Saint-Aubin-du-Désert7.9 km (14 min)
Assé-le-Boisne8 km (12 min)
Saint-Léonard-des-Bois9.6 km (15 min)
Gesvres9.6 km (13 min)
Montreuil-le-Chétif10.8 km (18 min)
Gesnes-le-Gandelin12.5 km (15 min)
Averton12.6 km (14 min)
Fresnay-sur-Sarthe12.9 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

Check out:

The Church of St. George: This 12th century church was completely restored from outside the 19th century. It retains a fine furniture such an altarpiece from the mid 18th century and three paintings of the painter Joseph Lebrun Mans.

The Chapel of St. Anne's small building consisting of a 12th rectangular nave terminating in a small building housing the sanctuary. This chapel was probably used as place of worship and pilgrimage.

There is also the chapel of the Auberdière which is located a few hundred meters Niaufles (previously cited in the presentation of the town). It is only a few square meters.

The bridge: spanning the Vaudelle, this bridge with a height of 45 m, was built in 1913 to allow passage of a railway track which, due to an interruption of work during the First World War does in fact never see the day. The viaduct is today a very different function because it is the starting point for bungee jumping.

The town has a beautiful lake next to the Sainte-Anne. It also has a football field, a gym, a tennis court and numerous hiking trails.


Lake Saint-Georges-le-Gaultier
Lake Saint-Georges-le-Gaultier
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Chapelle Sainte-Anne
Chapelle Sainte-Anne
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Tuesday 17 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 21°C
Wednesday 18 october
Min. 12°C - Max. 18°C
Thursday 19 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 16°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Fishing in a category 1 private river
Nature and the great outdoors10 € La Haie-Traversaine (38 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Pays Domfrontais
Car itineraryEasy5h00Soucé (46 km)
Around Lande Pourrie
Car itineraryEasy4h00Saint-Cyr-du-Bailleul (59 km)


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