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Bonnétable coat of arms
Bonnétable (France)
region Pays de la Loire
Department Sarthe
Arrondissement Mamers
Canton Bonnétable (main town)
Community association Maine Saosnois
Coordinates 48 ° 11 '  N , 0 ° 26'  E Coordinates: 48 ° 11 '  N , 0 ° 26'  E
height 77-167 m
surface 40.08 km 2
Residents 3,856 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 96 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 72110
INSEE code

Church Notre-Dame d'Aulaines

Bonnétable is a French municipality with 3856 inhabitants (at January 1, 2017) in the department of Sarthe in the region Pays de la Loire . Its inhabitants are called Bonnétabliens .


The municipality of Bonnétable is about 26 kilometers northeast of Le Mans and 35 km southeast of Alençon . The Huisne flows southeast 12 kilometers away.


  • Church "Assomption de la Vierge" ( Assumption into Heaven ) in Aulaines , Romanesque (10th / 11th century), Gothic (15th / 16th century) and Neo-Romanesque (19th century) has wooden barrel vaults in the nave and choir ; Choir bar with a mounted crucifixion group (16th century); female statue with book in a niche of the left side altar (17th century); above the west portal you can see a coat of arms of the royal abbey of Saint-Denis .
  • The neoclassical Saint Sulpice church dates from the 19th century.
  • The castle from the 15th-17th centuries Century was restored in the 19th century.
  • The Fabrique de céramique (ceramic factory) was founded in 1832.

Twin cities


The A11 autoroute from Le Mans to Chartres runs 13 km south.

Population development

The population of Bonnétable increased from 1990 to 1999 - from around 3,900 to around 4,020. In 2005 there were around 4,100 inhabitants.



  • Le Patrimoine des Communes de la Sarthe. Flohic Editions, Volume 1, Paris 2000, ISBN 2-84234-106-6 , pp. 215-234.

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