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 Pays de la Loire. See also our Mayenne travel guide


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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Les Jardins des Renaudies

photo of Les Jardins des Renaudies

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

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Mayenne (town)

photo of Mayenne (town)

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 fortified walls

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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 see the Mayenne 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

Tourist attractions to visit in Mayenne

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: Tourist guide

Towns classified as Recommended Detours


Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Sainte-Suzanne: Tourist guide