Mayenne tourism and travel guide

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Visit Mayenne: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Quite a small town, the highlight of a visit to Mayenne is the nearby walk along the banks of the river

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Mayenne. For detailed visitor information see the Mayenne travel guide.

Mayenne is situated in the Mayenne department and Pays de la Loire region, in the center of France at 28 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Mayenne is 226 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Mayenne include "town of art and history".

Popular places to visit nearby include Jublains at 10 km and Lassay-les-Chateaux at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Mayenne, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Mayenne in Pays de la Loire.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

 
 

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Map of places to visit near Mayenne

Markets in and near Mayenne

Market days in Mayenne: weekly market: Saturday & Monday;

  • Mayenne: market Saturday & Monday (0km)
  • Andouille: market Thursday (19km)
  • Gorron: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Evron: market Thursday (23km)
  • Ernee: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Villaines-la-Juhel: market Monday (25km)
  • Laval: market Tuesday & Saturday all day (28km)
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (32km)
  • Port-Brillet: market Tuesday (34km)
  • La Ferte-Mace: market Thursday (37km)

More information about Mayenne, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Mayenne, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Mayenne.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (44km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Normandie-Maine (36km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (21km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (32km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (51km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (55km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Source - Couesnon (33km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (41km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (41km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (42km)
  • Forêt du Pertre (43km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (43km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (44km)
  • Étang de la Valière (47km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (9km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (21km)
  • Juvigne (32km)
  • La Cropte (39km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Mayenne

Canton: Mayenne

Arrondissement: Mayenne

Department: Mayenne

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 53100

Distance to Mayenne

from Laval (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 226 km

from Calais: 344 km

from Nice: 795 km

from Bordeaux: 386 km

from Strasbourg: 617 km

Getting here

Mayenne is in the center of France. Most visitors arrive here from the cross channel ports of Saint Malo and Caen, the jorney only taking a couple of hours. For driving distances to Mayenne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aron, Belgeard, Contest, La Bazoge-Montpincon, Moulay, Oisseau, Parigne-sur-Braye, Saint-Baudelle, Saint-Fraimbault-de-Prieres and Saint-Georges-Buttavent.

This page in French: Visiter Mayenne