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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Sarthe

14 km of La Flèche, 38 km from Le Mans ... Saint-Jean-de-la-Motte is one of those charming Sarthe sites nestle in the heart of unspoilt countryside.

Village whose 11th century church overlooking the valley of Carpentras. Essential shops, a water managed by the municipality, but also 1200 acres of woodland interspersed with grassland and crops, streams, pond and over 55 km of marked trails to explore this hilly country interesting heritage .

Geographical information

Latitude47.7438027 (N 47° 44’ 38”)
Longitude0.0562141 (E 0° 3’ 22”)
AltitudeFrom 40m to 109m
Surface area32.03 km²
Population956 inhabitants
Density29 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLe Mans (23 mi, 39 min)
Insee code72291
IntercommunalityCC Sud Sarthe
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Mareil-sur-Loir3.3 mi (9 min)
Luché-Pringé3.4 mi (7 min)
Ligron3.5 mi (8 min)
Mansigné4.4 mi (11 min)
Courcelles-la-Forêt5.3 mi (14 min)
La Fontaine-Saint-Martin5.4 mi (9 min)
Thorée-les-Pins6.2 mi (13 min)
Clermont-Créans6.5 mi (10 min)
Pontvallain7.3 mi (18 min)
Oizé7.5 mi (15 min)
Bousse7.8 mi (18 min)
Requeil8.3 mi (18 min)
Cérans-Foulletourte8.3 mi (13 min)
Malicorne-sur-Sarthe9.4 mi (19 min)

Things to see and do

Menhirs: stones "Mother and Daughter", the "chubby Peter."

The motte very well preserved, originally the name of the town ...

Table Vignolles: large circular stone former royal hunting lodge.

The Saint-Jean-Baptiste church, the 11th century.

Mill Grimault on Carpentras.

The arboretum, more than 120 species along the Carpentras.

The water for fishing, picnicking.

Places of interest



The mill of water, calm ...
The mill of water, calm ...
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Monday 27 march
Min. 1°C - Max. 16°C
Tuesday 28 march
Min. 4°C - Max. 18°C
Wednesday 29 march
Min. 5°C - Max. 18°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

6 km, leisure Mansigné.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Taste local produce from Sarthe
Local flavoursFreeMontval-sur-Loir (17.1 mi)
Helicopter Flight above the Loire Valley and Surrounding Châteaux
Entertainment230 € Neuvy-le-Roi (28 mi)
Private Helicopter Flight of Châteaux de Langeais, Villandry and Luynes
Entertainment605 € Neuvy-le-Roi (28 mi)
Helicopter Flight over the Great Châteaux of the Loire Valley
Entertainment390 € Neuvy-le-Roi (28 mi)
Helicopter Flight over Pays de Racan and Historical Châteaux
Sports sensations90 € Neuvy-le-Roi (28 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
In the footsteps of History
HikeEasy3h30Coulongé (7.7 mi)
Discovering old Mayet
Village visitEasy1h15Mayet (10.2 mi)
Around Verneil
HikeEasy2h30Verneil-le-Chétif (11.1 mi)
HikeEasy2h20La Chapelle-aux-Choux (11.2 mi)
The Heritage of Vaas
HikeIntermediate2h30Vaas (13.2 mi)


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