LA MAYENNE, FRANCE
A peaceful rural department, the Mayenne situated between Normandy and Loire Valley.
CAEN 2 HOURS
LE HAVRE 2.5 HOURS
DIEPPE 3 HOURS
LAVAL - PARIS 1H,10mins
PARIS airports 2.5 HOURS
RENNES airport 2.5 HOURS
NANTES airports 2.5 HOURS
The town of Mayenne, like the department, is named after the river which meanders through the countryside.
To the East, Les Alpes Mancelles: a green and hilly region of fruit trees, grazing sheep and streams. St-Céneri-le-Gérei with its Romanesque church containing 12/14th century frescoes perched on a hillside and St-Léonard-des-Bois which also has a Romanesque church are just two of the prettiest villages. Amongst the 230 towns and villages listed, Juvigné is a prime example of a floral European gold medal winning village.
Nearby are medieval towns such as Lassay-les-Chateaux, Domfront and Carrouges.. . all with many sights and attractions.
The property is one hour and 15 minutes from Le Mans, with a range of attractions, including the Le Mans racing circuit
- Le Mans 24 Hour
- Moto GP and Motorcycling Grand Prix
- Le Mans Classique
Just 35 minutes from the property, Laval is situated on the river Mayenne and has an imposing 11th century Château dating from the era of the Count of Anjou.
From 2016, the new High-Speed Train service will open, with travelling distance from Laval to Paris at 1hour, 5 minutes!
Nearby, Joublain is the largest Roman site open to the public, with its temple, fortress, thermal baths and theatre.
Sainte-Suzanne. The present castle at Sainte-Suzanne dates from the 17th century and there is a museum charting the local history.
To the south at La Frénouse is the Robert Tatin Museum, featuring a series of huge concrete figures depicting such characters as Picasso, Toulouse Lautrec and some 400 examples of Tatin’s work.
Since 1652, Chateau-Gontier has been a market venue - with a market every Thursday. The market sells local produce, including: cheese, meat, poultry, clothing and household goods.
FURTHER TOURIST INFORMATION
Phone: 0033 607 43 34 39
River walks, cycle rides, boat trips, cafes and restaurants
Motor racing circuit, shopping, cafes and restaurants
Le Mans 24 Hour
Museums, golf, shopping, cafes and restaurants
Golf - Laval