WALK IN THE LAND OF ART AND HISTORY
Revealing a strong identity and a rich heritage that has stood the test of time, the Coëvrons-Mayenne region has been awarded the Pays d'art et d'histoire label. Here, the landscape has been marked by history! From 30,000 years ago to the present day, go back in time with a visit to the Museum of Prehistory and the Caves of Saulges, the Roman city of Jublains, the basilica of Evron, the castle and the medieval city of Sainte-Suzanne. There, go to the Centre d’interpretation d’Architecture et du Patrimoine, a real gold mine: a permanent exhibition covering the department, temporary exhibitions, events and workshops for children. One of the must-see places to visit!
A BIT OF COUNTRYSIDE IN THE SMALL CHARACTERFUL TOWNS
Don't miss the small villages dotted around the Mayenne countryside: there's so much charm to enjoy on a short stroll around. The Petites Cités de Caractères of Saint-Pierre sur Erve,Saulges and Sainte-Suzanne (also Plus Beaux Villages de France), all 3 located near the river Erve, are small villages with stone houses, overlooking the surrounding wooded countryside! Enjoy lunch on the terrace and then put your trainers on for a walk around! Châteaux and beautiful residences are also hidden in the green of the countryside, amazing little jewels that can be visited in the summer, such as Château de la Grande Courbe in Brée or Bourgon in Montourtier!
COME AND SEE THE GALLO-ROMAN TOWN OF JUBLAINS!
An exceptional archaeological site, this rare historical ensemble in the north-west of France testifies to the presence of a Roman city! an outdoors itinerary takes you to thermal baths, a theatre, a temple and a fortress. The archaeological museum presents the department's collections from the various remains. During the holidays, interactive workshops allow children to immerse themselves in the everyday life of this era!
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE WORLD OF OUR ANCESTORS IN THE SAULGES CAVES
Discover the splendours of an underground world shaped by time. In the Valley of the Caves of Saulges, visit the cave of Rochefort and that of Margot then enjoy the Museum of Prehistory to learn more about the natural site and the objects unearthed during prehistoric excavations. Just like an explorer, set off on a discovery of the ornate Mayenne-Sciences cave, with an innovative virtual reality experience!
TELL ME A LOCAL STORY!
Individuals, groups of adults and school children can all take part in a guided tour or a heritage discovery activity. Speakers from the Pays d’art et d’histoire and guides from the various sightseeing sites, offer you events and educational resources adapted to the different groups of people. Heritage comes alive and we learn by having fun! the guides make themselves available to everyone and immerse you in the history of the sites and the local culture.