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Region of Perche Sarthois

Come and discover the attractions and cultural places around Bessé-sur-Braye.

Castles and Abbeys

Courtanvaux Castle

Built in the 15th century, the Castle of Courtanvaux is located directly in the city. You will discover sparkling and “modern” interiors, a wooded park and an intoxicating rose garden... English garden, French garden and main courtyard.

This castle is the starting point for hiking trails, you will find many activities throughout the year, picnic tables, a playground for children...

5 minutes by car

Courtanvaux Castle
Montmirail Castle

Montmirail Castle

This 15th-century medieval castle, listed as a Historic Monument and built on one of the highest points in the Sarthe, offers visitors a remarkable panorama.

Overlooking the small character town of Montmirail, the castle invites you on a real journey through time and history.

35 minutes by car

The château du Lude

The Château du Lude, a harmonious blend of styles from the Middle Ages to the 19th century, began its journey as a medieval fortress and evolved into a family residence over the centuries. Today, it stands proudly as a family heirloom, continuously inhabited for over 250 years, showcasing a unique facade for each epoch it has witnessed.

55 minutes by car

Château de Courtanvaux Courtanvaux Castle
Pays de la loire

The Château de Chenonceau

The Château de Chenonceau is a historical gem shaped by the influential women who have preserved its legacy since the 12th century. The current Renaissance masterpiece, primarily crafted by Catherine Briçonnet between 1513 and 1517, stands on the foundations of a medieval fortress, with the Tour des Marques as its enduring sentinel.

1 hour by car

The Château de Villandry

The Château de Villandry, renowned for its Renaissance elegance, was originally a medieval fortress named Colombiers, constructed over 500 years ago to lay the groundwork for the 16th-century marvel it is today. This historical transformation began in earnest when Jean Le Breton acquired the estate in the early 16th century, ushering in an era of architectural splendor that continues to draw admirers from around the world.

1 hour by car

Château de Courtanvaux Courtanvaux Castle
Pays de la loire

Le Mans Cathedral

Le Mans, a city with a rich tapestry of history, is fortified by the Gallo-Roman wall built between the 3rd and 4th centuries and is adorned with the Cité Plantagenêt, featuring 15th-century half-timbered houses. The city’s historical narrative is further enriched by the Saint-Julien cathedral, with its origins in the 12th century, and the Royal Abbey of Épau, founded in 1229, both standing as proud emblems of Le Mans’ illustrious past.

45 minutes by car

Sight Seeing around Pays du Perche Sarthois

Museum - 24 Hours Le Mans

Through the 140 vehicles on display, the Automobile Club of West tells you about the epic evolution of the automobile racing in Sarthe and the success of its international event.

Bentley, Ferrari, Jaguar, Ford, Porsche, Matra, Audi… all the big names are represented here by their legendary models which immerse the visitor in the greatest endurance race in the world.

Your visit can be complemented with a visit to the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit.

50 mins by car

Museum - 24 Hours of Le Mans
camping autour de paris


Explore one of the prettiest and most unusual villages in France, approved for the Small Towns of Character label since July 9, 2021.

A former troglodyte town during medieval times, the village of Trôo was carved out of the tufa hillside (limestone heap of fossils) in the Loir Valley.

In this truly charming village, go for an experience out of time and contemporary habits.

10 mins by car

Lake of Saint Calais

Come and relax at the leisure center of Saint Calais where you can enjoy several activities. Swimming is supervised, and a pedalo rental is available.

You also have petanque courts, mini-golf, and a playground for children.

13 minutes by car

Saint Calais leisure center
Paris Sarthe Tours


Beautiful, dynamic, and lively, the city of Tours is a lovely stopover on the road to the Loire castles.

In its historic quarters with their half-timbered houses, Place Plumereau and Place Chateauneuf are unmissable meeting places.

1 hour by car

La Flèche Zoo

Come and discover nearly 1,500 animals in an 18-hectare green setting. Know better to protect better, this is the vocation of this place where fauna and flora live side by side.

Throughout your visit, you will discover educational presentations such as the presentation of sea lions, birds in free flight, or even the giraffe's snack.

1 hour by car

Normandie et la Bretagne La Flèche Zoo