Mayenne places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Mayenne department of the Pays-de-la-Loire region. See also our detailed Mayenne guide.

Mayenne sightseeing and tourist information

photo of Evron


The highlight here at Evron is the Abbey of Notre Dame, in particular the very ancient abbey church [...]

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photo of Jublains


Here in Jublains you can visit the roman ruins of the ancient city that once stood here [...]

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photo of Lassay-les-Chateaux


Small town with two 15th century castles and a popular public garden [...]

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photo of Laval


The castle, the river and the historic centre make the substantial town of Laval very interesting to visit [...]

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photo of Mayenne


Quite a small town, the highlight of a visit to Mayenne is the nearby walk along the banks of the river [...]

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photo of Sainte-Suzanne


The medieval village and the castle in the pretty village of Sainte-Suzanne still retain much of the original town [...]

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photo of Saulges


The principal attraction in Saulges is the caves, occupied in prehistoric times [...]

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For more information about the department see the detailed Mayenne travel guide


Market towns & days in Mayenne

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Andouille: Thursday
Chateau-Gontier: Thursday &
Craon: Monday
Ernee: Tuesday
Evron: Thursday
Gorron: Wednesday
Laval: Tuesday & Saturday all day
Mayenne: Saturday & Monday
Meslay-du-Maine: Friday
Port-Brillet: Tuesday
Renaze: Friday
Villaines-la-Juhel: Monday

Selected tourist attractions in the Mayenne department

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

4* Towns in Bloom




La Cropte


Towns of Art and History

Evron: Tourist guide

Jublains: Tourist guide

Laval: Tourist guide

Mayenne: Tourist guide

Sainte-Suzanne: Tourist guide

Saulges: Tourist guide

Secteur Sauvegardé (protected historical town centre)

Chateau-Gontier: Tourist guide

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Jardin du château de Vilaines

Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux

Jardins de la Massonnière

Jardins de la Pellerine

Jardins du château de Poncé

Jardins du Mirail

Parc et jardin de Clivoy

Parc et jardins du château de Craon

Parc et jardins du château du Lude

towns classified as Recommended Detours


Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Sainte-Suzanne: Tourist guide