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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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      • 2 BR
      • 2 BA
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      Cottage #488925
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        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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        • 5 BR
        • 3 BA
        • Sleeps 10
        House #1990510
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          • 1 BR
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          Cottage #1500813
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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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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
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              Farmhouse #1819159
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                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 10 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 5 BR
                      • 5 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 24
                      Multiple rentals House #8062266
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                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 7
                        Cottage #426308
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                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 2
                          Cottage #8044324
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                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 5
                            Cottage #8125198
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                            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Cottage #900636a
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                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 4 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Separate Toilets
                                • Sleeps 9
                                Farmhouse #861979
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                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                  • 6 BR
                                  • 5 BA
                                  • Sleeps 16
                                  Farmhouse #6479059
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                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Cottage #1427352a
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                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      Cottage #8092177
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        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
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                                            Chalet #614008a
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                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 5 BR
                                              • 5 BA
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                                              Multiple rentals Farmhouse #8062266
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                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                Villa #1549177
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  House #6956859
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Cottage #1784318
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Cottage #8150490
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                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                        • 5 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 15
                                                        Cottage #1438453a
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                          Chateau / Country House #1091958a
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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
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                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Cottage #6493521
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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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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                      Cottage #1852125
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                                                                        • 9 BR
                                                                        • 5 BA
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                                                                        Castle #6504394
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                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                          • 12 BR
                                                                          • 6 BA
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                                                                          Multiple rentals Chateau / Country House #8007196
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                                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            House #8113500
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                                                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                              Cottage #1920630
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Apartment #1508323a
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Cottage #8021344
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Apartment #1375463a
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                                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (15 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 7 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 14
                                                                                      Cottage #85015
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                                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                                        Barn #8105184
                                                                                        2
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8119797
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                            Cottage #8165860
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                                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                                              Bed And Breakfast #1891493
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                                                                                              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                • 13 BR
                                                                                                • 8 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                • Sleeps 42
                                                                                                Chateau / Country House #1438455a
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                                                                                                  • Studio
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 15
                                                                                                  Cottage #1438447a
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                                                                                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    • 8 BR
                                                                                                    • 5 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 20
                                                                                                    Chateau / Country House #1438446a
                                                                                                    1
                                                                                                    Viewed 24 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 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Beautiful relaxing holiday in a stunning location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This was our 2nd holiday at the Cottage and it definitely wont be the last. If you are looking for a relaxing time in a beautiful location then I would highly recommend booking Karen's cottage. The Cottage itself is clean, comfortable, beautiful with all the facilities you could ask for. Everything about the Cottage is everything I would want in a holiday home for me and my family. The grounds are stunning and kept my children entertained day in, day out. We didn't go out much as the cottage and sunshine was enough for us, but if you did want to go out there are plenty of things to do. Plus there is a huge supermarket a small drive away that caters for everything you might need. We have fond memories of our holiday's here and cannot wait to make more memories soon.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Relaxing and secluded with great amenities

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A very large group of us came to stay for a long weekend and had the most amazing time. The hosts were lovely and couldn't do enough for us. The pool and jacuzzi are fantastic and the guys had lots of games of pool. Their is also a large lake and bikes are also available, we will definitely return
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      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