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Sarthe (72)

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SartheNamed after the Sarthe River, Sarthe is at the north of the region of Pays-de-la-Loire. The department changes from the pastures in the north (on the borders of Normandy) to vineyards in the south (along the Loire Valley). Sarthe is bordered by the departments of Orne, Eure-et-Loir, Loir-et-Cher, Indre-et-Loire, Maine-et-Loire and Mayenne.

The department of Sarthe boasts over 200 castles, manors, abbeys and cathedrals. Roman fortifications and baths can still be seen in the town of Le Mans; otherwise the roman influence is found throughout this department, famous for its straight roads. In contrast the Sarthe river meanders across the department and is well known for its scenic boat trips.


Bazouges Chateau, Sarthe, Pays de la Loire Sarthe

Prefecture - La Mans

Places of Interest:

Solesmes Abbey - famous for its Gregorian chant
Le Mans – 24 hour motor racing and a historical town
Le Lude – Château
Sillé-le-Guillaume – town on the edge of a large lake
Fresnay-sur-Sarthe – fortified town

Weather in Pays de la Loire

Travelling to Sarthe


Nearest Ferry Ports to Sarthe

French Terminal Caen St Malo Le Havre Cherbourg Dieppe Roscoff Calais Dunkerque
Approx. journey time to Le Mans
1hr 40min 2hr 20min 2hr 20min 2hr 55min 2hr 45min 3hr 45min 4hr 05min 4hr 25min

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Nearest Airports:

Airport Angers Tours Nantes Poitiers
Approx. journey time to Le Mans
 1hr 1hr 10min 2hr 2hr 10min



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TGV Stations in the Pays de la Loire:

Laval, Le Croisic, La Baule-Escoublac, Le Mans, Le Pouliguen, La Roche-sur Yon, Les Sables-d'Olonne, Nantes, Pornichet, Savenay, St Nazaire