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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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Excellent Stay thank you

5 of 5
Absolutely fabulous spacious property with more than enough room for our family and plenty of parking. Well equipped, clean and maintained. This is the 3rd year we've stayed at this property and cant recommend it enough, very easy to get to for those wishing to drive from the UK. 10-15 min drive to the local supermarket. Thank you letting us stay and looking forward to returning next year.
  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2017

Perfect!! Idyllic relaxing retreat

5 of 5
Well, what can we say.... We had the most amazing relaxing time made all the more special by Sue and her gorgeous friendly animals. The gite itself is incredibly homely. Everything you could wish for is supplied. We were there for New Year's Eve and had a lovely romantic cosy stay with the woodburning stove being the centrepiece. We were always warm and snuggly. We arrived 4 hours late and Sue had made us a delicious homemade meal despite us arriving at 11pm! The candles were lit, the woodburning stove was lit and hot water bottles were warming the bed. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect start to our 4 day stay. The surrounding area itself is very scenic with lots of lovely country and woodland walks. The fact that the gite grounds also include woods for our dog to play in was a huge bonus. He loved all the outside space on property. It was also a pleasure to wake up to the ducks having their breakfast in the morning before venturing onto the lake. The local Supermarket was excellent and only a five minute drive away and the little town up the road is a pleasant stroll through the countryside.Gorron itself is a mere five minute drive away. A special mention must go to Ruby and Rory the resident dogs who were so very friendly. And the cats and chickens too. We feel that we have made life long friends as we were made to feel so welcome. If you want a warm welcome, extremely comfortable home from home gite and lovely countryside, then we would definitely recommend that you give Weeping Willow a try, you won't be disappointed. Thank you Sue & Co - WE LOVED IT!!! Sarah & Phil x
  • Review Submitted: Jan 07, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2017