Interesting places

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Recommended restaurants

There are many restaurants in the region, varying from haute cuisine to friendly country cooking. These are just a selection of my favourites. One tip - always phone ahead to makes sure the restaurant is open, especially in August! There are many others, so if you want a recommendation for your visit, please let me know and I am happy to make an advanced booking for you.


Le Carotte

Friendly and fun riverside restaurant with tasty organic food. Recommended for good lunch (soup is pay 'what you wish' and Friday night tapas with live music.


Grand Hotel

Excellent menu in hotel restaurant which is in centre of Mayenne with views onto the river.



Local cuisine, one lunch menu with five courses for around €12 including wine and cider. Perfect for after a good walk!


Eveil de Sens

A tiny, Michelin starred restaurant with exquisite menu and beautiful food. A real treat. Book early!


Brocantes and vide grenier

Throughout the summer there are many local vide grenier (empty the attic) and brocantes (secondhand sales) where you can buy all manner of furniture, bric-a-brac and art pieces.Music, food and wine can always be found at these village events so even if you don't but anything it is events a lovely way to spend a Sunday morning. For more details click on the link below:


Calendar of brocantes and vide grenier in the Mayenne region

Leisure and activities

Nearby there are many wonderful walks through woods, along the rivers as well as many miles of disused railway track to cycle along.  Kayaking and rock climbing is also popular in this region, as well as the river cruises along the Mayenne. les dix villages plus magique en Pays de la Loire

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