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Walks, Discoveries & Visits

Discover Laval

From the Hotel Perier du Bignon, you will be ideally located for exploring Laval, its historic center and all its points of interest. We give you an appointment at the reception to find out all the good addresses or directly at the Laval tourist office.

 During your stopover in Laval, we suggest you take a tour of the Château de Laval, built on a rocky outcrop from the 11th century, above the river La Mayenne. We advise you to take a tour of Lactopôle , the Cité du Lait, a museum on milk and cheese, unique in its kind. For walks along the water, take a trip to the river stop, five minutes from the Hotel. You can rent motor boats without a license, pedal boats, canoes or bicycles for walking.

Sainte-Suzanne One of the most beautiful villages in France

Above the Erve Valley, the village of Sainte-Suzanne offers one of the most magnificent views over the Coëvrons and the forest of Charnie. This medieval city is nicknamed the 'Pearl of Maine' and has preserved many vestiges of its past.

Capital of Brittany Reindeer

Just 45 minutes drive from Laval, you will be in the heart of the city of Rennes . This metropolis of Art and History offers its visitors a multitude of activities and walks. We advise you to stroll through the cobbled streets, discover the half-timbered houses, stroll through the Jardin du Thabor, stroll through the Marché des Lices, marvel at Saint-Pierre Cathedral and take a tour of the central Halles .

Bits of history The castles of the Loire

The Loire Valley is recognized as the favorite residence of the Kings of France during the Renaissance. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Loire Valley is renowned for its many historic castles. Discover some of the most beautiful castles of the Loire: Amboise, Chenonceau, Chinon, Loches, Villandry, Montbazon, Rivau, Gaillard and many others.

Unmissable site of the English Channel The Mont Saint Michel

Only 110 km away, you will find the coastline closest to Laval, which is notably home to Mont Saint Michel . This masterpiece of medieval architecture from the 13th century is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Cross the bay of Mont Saint Michel and visit the Abbey built on this granite rock islet.

Breathtaking landscapes Saint Malo

In one hour and 40 minutes, you will be in Saint-Malo , by the sea. Come and discover this corsair city and its surroundings strewn with beaches as far as the eye can see. Sheltered by ramparts dating from the 12th century, this walk is essential to discover the city. We will also advise you to stop in restaurants where Breton know-how is honoured.

Unmissable dates Events in Laval

The year in Laval is punctuated by numerous festive events, where locals and visitors meet in a good mood. During your stop at the Hotel Perier du Bignon, do not miss these few events:

  • Laval Virtual: April 12 and 14, 2023
  • Laval Lights: December 2023
  • Music Day: June 21, 2023
  • The Festival of the 3 elephants: from May 10 to 14, 2023
  • The Festival du Premier Roman: from March 30 to April 2, 2023
  • Museum Night: Saturday May 13, 2023
  • The Strides of Pink October: October 2023