When exploring the Sarthe department and the Pays de la Loire region, consider choosing an EasyToBook.com hotel in La Chartre-sur-le-Loir for your home base. The village will provide you with an authentic French experience, but is still close enough to the main sights in the department and the region to be convenient. Before you do some exploring in the region, be sure to see the town’s 19th century Church of St. Vincent, and note that the stained glass is actually from the 20th century.
The Pays de la Loire has a number of interesting cities to visit, with fantastic historical monuments. In Nantes, don’t miss the Chateau of the Dukes of Brittany. Also not to be skipped is the Royal Fontevraud Abbey, which is actually the largest monastery in the area. The beautiful Mans Cathedral is simply breathtaking, and was built in phases between the 11th and 15th centuries. Not only does the cathedral contain a Roman art collection, but you can also visit several Roman ruins in the region, including a bath house and a theater.