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Make a holiday rental gite or property in Mayenne, France your home away from home

The quiet, rural department of Mayenne lies between the Loire Valley and southern Normandy, in the Western Loire, which has been declared as a ‘cultural landscape of exceptional beauty’ by UNESCO. It is a peaceful department where eating well, enjoying the countryside and unwinding slowly are the favoured pastimes for holiday makers staying in self catering Mayenne properties or gites.

Things to do on holiday in Mayenne, France

The northern part of Mayenne, France, is protected by the boundaries of the Parc Naturel Regional de Normandie et Maine, which is a huge area of unspoilt forested hills, which draw tourists to Mayenne properties from across Europe to walk, ride and cycle through the hugely attractive scenery. Cycling from town to town is a highly enjoyable way to explore from a Mayenne property, but you can also choose to go by car or boat is you do not feel you have the energy to cycle!

The rivers which cross the park and the Mayenne River which crosses the department are teeming with fish, and throughout the fishing season, anglers and fisherman can be seen trying their luck along the banks or wading in the shallows of the many rivers which gently meander through the countryside.

There is a strong sense of history throughout Mayenne, with frequent reminders of the department’s rough past throughout both town and country. The Roman town of Les Jublains is the best place to visit from a Mayenne gite to see remnants of the past. There are Roman temples, baths and a huge theatre on view in Les Jublains, and are well worth visiting.

Places to holiday in Mayenne, France

Mayenne’s capital, Laval, is a clean, stone town, surrounded by thick defensive walls with the 11th Century Chateau standing proudly in the town centre. Laval is a very cultural town, and there are often galleries, shows and performances occurring in various venues throughout the town. To see what is on where, check the local papers when you arrive in your holiday rental property in Mayenne.

The town of Mayenne itself is a quiet, rural town, well known for its delicious local foods and wines. There are many magnificent restaurants to choose from, where you can sample some of the 40 local wines, 100 cheeses and 300 desserts of Mayenne! There is plenty to see in the town, with historic chateau and relaxing spas, but if you think you may get lost when you first arrive in your holiday rental property in Mayenne, free tours of the town can be taken from the Tourist Information office at 2:30 daily during July and August.

Weather in Mayenne, France

Mayenne is blessed with a very mild climate, where temperatures never get unpleasantly hot, so if you like it warm but not scorching, a gite in Mayenne during the summer is perfect. Average temperatures hover around the 20˚C mark during the summer, and rarely dip below 5˚C in winter.

Flights to Mayenne, France

Dinan Airport (DNU) is the closest to a holiday rental property in Mayenne. Approximately 90 minutes from the centre of Mayenne, Dinan Airport receives daily flights from London Stansted (STN) and East Midlands Airport (EMA). The ports of the France’s north coast are around 2 hours drive if you wish to bring your car over on the ferry.

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    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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    • 4 BR
    • 3 BA
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    House #1031617
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      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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      • 5 BR
      • 3 BA
      • Sleeps 10
      House #1990510
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        Excellent! 4.7/5
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        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Separate Toilets
        • Sleeps 6
        Cottage #8155810
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
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          Cottage #1500813
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
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            Farmhouse #1819159
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 2
              Barn #6559061
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                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                • 4 BR
                • 4 BA
                • Sleeps 13
                Chateau / Country House #822742
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                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #8150928
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                  Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 5 BR
                    • 5 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 24
                    Multiple rentals House #8062266
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                    Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 5
                      Cottage #488925
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                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 4 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Separate Toilets
                        • Sleeps 9
                        Farmhouse #861979
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Cottage #900636a
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                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 7
                            Cottage #426308
                            3
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                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                              (6 reviews)
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Cottage #1784318
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Cottage #1427352a
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                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (18 reviews)
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 2
                                  Cottage #8044324
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                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 2
                                    Cottage #8092177
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                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 5
                                      Cottage #8127299
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                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                        • 6 BR
                                        • 3 BA
                                        • Sleeps 17
                                        House #1053103
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                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Chalet #614008a
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                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (17 reviews)
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                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 5
                                            Villa #1549177
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
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                                              House #1382940a
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
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                                                Cottage #1988266
                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  House #1994244
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                                                    • 5 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                    Cottage #1438453a
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                                                    Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                      Cottage #1920630
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Cottage #1990739
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          Cottage #1995102
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                            Cottage #6493521
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                                                              • 5 BR
                                                              • 5 BA
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                                                              Multiple rentals Farmhouse #8062266
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                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                Cottage #8125198
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                                                                  • 9 BR
                                                                  • 5 BA
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                                                                  Castle #6504394
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    House #8113500
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                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (15 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                      Cottage #8150490
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                                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Cottage #8021344
                                                                        3
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                                          Chateau / Country House #1091958a
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            Apartment #1375463a
                                                                            2
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                              Farmhouse #1891493
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                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                Cottage #570591a
                                                                                6
                                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (15 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 7 BR
                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 14
                                                                                  Cottage #85015
                                                                                  15
                                                                                  Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                                    Barn #8105184
                                                                                    2
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8119797
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 7
                                                                                        Cottage #8165860
                                                                                        1
                                                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Cottage #1852125
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                                                                                            • 8 BR
                                                                                            • 5 BA
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                                                                                            • Sleeps 20
                                                                                            Chateau / Country House #1438446a
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                                                                                            Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              • 13 BR
                                                                                              • 8 BA
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                                                                                              Chateau / Country House #1438455a
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                                                                                                • Studio
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 15
                                                                                                Cottage #1438447a
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                                                                                                Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                  (13 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 9
                                                                                                  Cottage #6374950
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                                                                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                                    Barn #6103844
                                                                                                      Very Good! 4/5
                                                                                                      (1 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 6 BR
                                                                                                      • 6 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 15
                                                                                                      Guest House #1236928a
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                                                                                                      Rustic idyll

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I don't usually write reviews, however I was so saddened by one of the reviews on here that I felt moved to respond. This little place by a pretty lake is one of our favourite spots in France, We love it because of the cleanliness, care and attention to detail that has been put into this lovely little hideaway in such a peaceful rural spot. I guess that being so rural and tranquil isn't everybody's cup-of-tea. The butterflies flutter past, there are ducks and bees and yes....the odd spider making a web.....and that is why we personally think that this is a little bit of paradise! If we do want to get out and about, there are some very pretty villages....several noted as being "villages fleuris". The stunningly beautiful city of Fougeres is close by and is our favourite day out. We will return......
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                      10 out of 10

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have just spent the most amazing week at La Rebourgere . Twelve of us booked (6 couples ) in two houses , the Manour house which is really beautiful with oak beams and two open fireplaces and the Grand Barn house which is super modern and very chic and extremely comfortable ! The cost was only just over £150 per couple which is amazing for what you get , five star luxury , everything is included , first class bed linen and towels , top,quatiy tv's , a private snooker / pool room where we had some. marvellous nights and your very own heated indoor pool with sauna , spa and steam room . I don't normally do reviews and stay in many 4/5 star hotels through work but this place is Fantasic value for money and is just the same cost as a very low grade hotel , I fully recommend it to any one reading this and we are planing to go again this year . Thanks to the very likeable Robin and Celine for a truly memorable week spent on France , 10 put of 10 !
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Linda @ Grant Freeman plus family

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We could not fault the property or the owners David @Nenita How they could let this house we dont know .We would love to live in it It has every thing you need and plenty of it The only down side for us we went last week in october the weather was .terrible rain fog very cold Nenita was lighting the fire when we arrived to get the radiator in bed rooms warm you have to keep fire going night and day .So if you want heat at the flick of a switch this it not the place for you .It did not bother us the lounge was loverly and warm with the fire .The where ample covers on the beds We had son and daughter inlaw and children 16 15 and 12 .they like us fell in love with the place and the area.The bathrooms were great water was hot 7 of us having showers caursed no problem.Nenita gave us free run of her veg patch we cooked beetroot had lettuce and basil.Nenita we cooked the butternut squash when we got home thinking of you two and the holiday we had while eating them.Thankyou.My husband and i hope to go back so we can explore the garden grandson found cray fish we see the red squirrel oh dont forget the cat who likes to come and see everyone.If you want a loverly relaxing holiday in a loverly location book this place .
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016