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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

Mayenne is situated in the Mayenne department and Pays de la Loire region.

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.

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!

Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

less than one km (direction north-north-west)

Quite a small town, the highlight of a visit to Mayenne is...

See Mayenne (town) guide
Jublains

Jublains

at 10 km (direction east-south-east)

Here in Jublains you can visit the roman ruins...

See Jublains guide
Lassay-les-Chateaux

Lassay-les-Chateaux

at 17 km (direction north-east)

Small town with two 15th century castles and a popular...

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 19 km (direction west-north-west)

Les Jardins des Renaudies is a pretty garden in north-west...

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide
 
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Evron

Evron

at 23 km (direction south-east)

The highlight here at Evron is the Abbey of Notre Dame, in...

See Evron guide
Laval

Laval

at 28 km (direction south-south-west)

The castle, the river and the historic centre make the substantial...

See Laval guide
Sainte-Suzanne

Sainte-Suzanne

Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction south-east)

The medieval village and the castle in the pretty...

See Sainte-Suzanne guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 31 km (direction north-east), in the Orne department

The town of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is very pleasant, and well known...

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
Domfront

Domfront

at 32 km (direction north-east), in the Orne department

The castle forms an excellent backdrop to the cobbled...

See Domfront guide
Sillé-le-Guillaume

Sillé-le-Guillaume

at 38 km (direction east-south-east), in the Sarthe department

Sillé le Guillaume has a chateau dating to the...

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide
Saulges

Saulges

at 39 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saulges guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 42 km (direction east), in the Orne department

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere is a lovely garden in...

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide
Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction east), in the Orne department

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei is a very pretty village in the Regional Natural Park...

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide
Fougeres

Fougeres

at 44 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The castle and historic lower town are the main...

See Fougeres guide

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Map of places to visit near Mayenne

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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

What to do at Mayenne? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Mayenne is in the center of France at 28 kilometres from Laval, the department capital (general information: Mayenne is 226 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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