Unearthing Le Mans: Your Exclusive Guide to the City’s 14 Top Attractions

Welcome to a journey through the hidden treasures and gems to explore around Le Mans! Get ready to discover the 14 must-sees that will make your stay an unforgettable experience. Follow the guide for an immersion into the heart of the cultural, historical and natural wealth of this captivating region. So, are you ready to go on an adventure?


Fresnay-sur-Sarthe, elected second favorite village of the French in 2021, will seduce you. Stroll along its splendid ramparts roussard stone and discover the local artisans who warmly welcome you there.


Let yourself be surprised by the numerous hikes around Le Mans, particularly in the Gasseau area. To end your getaway, have a drink on the terrace in Saint-Léonard-des-Bois and taste the local culture and gastronomy, renowned throughout France.


For lovers of heritage and walking, Yvré-l’Évêque offers an urban hike of 6 to 8 km. Don’t miss the magnificent Royal Abbey of Épau, a jewel of Cistercian architecture.


Venture into the 3,500 hectares of natural Park of Sillé-le-Guillaume. You can take a boat trip, zip line, trek or even take a dip in the lake. If you prefer history, the village fortress will tell you its epic legends.


In Mamers, let yourself be dazzled by the majestic buildings such as Notre-Dame church and the Saint-Nicolas church. Also discover the convent of the Visitation and stroll through the charming 19th century halls. Don’t miss Italian theater, jewel of local culture.


At the entrance to the village, a picturesque mill welcomes you. Cross the village bordered by the Vègre, dominated by a medieval bridge, and explore the ancient streets and the Court Manor, an unmissable cultural place.


Bonnetable reveals its secrets to you thanks to a discovery tour captivating. Walk in this protected city under the benevolent surveillance of the statue of the Fairy Melusine.


From the bell tower of Saint-Pierre Tower, you will be seen coming from afar. Parcé-sur-Sarthe is known for its past of pilgrims passing through on the road to Santiago de Compostela. Stroll through the flowered cobbled streets and discover the half-timbered houses.

The castle of Lude

The castle of Lude is the first of the great castles of the Loire still inhabited. With its grandiose gardens and narrow streets, the village invites you to stroll and discover the House of Architects.


Known for being the place of residence of the count in the film “Les Visiteurs”, the Château de Montmirail is one of the most beautiful castles around Le Mans. Not to be missed, sacrrebleu!

The castle of Gizeux

Located in the Loire-Anjou-Touraine regional natural park, the Château de Gizeux is another of the majestic castles of the Loire absolutely worth visiting.


The small town of Saulges retains its old-world charm. THE Saulges caves promise you extraordinary adventures.


Discover the gardens, wash houses and pavilions in the Haussmann style of Saint-Calais. Don’t miss the Grain market before strolling along the Anille.


Luché-Pringé fascinates you with its old fortified mill, a rare occurrence. Also explore the church Saint-Martin and Notre-Dame de Pringé to complete your visit.

Sarthe is now just waiting for you to offer you unforgettable travel memories!