Les Lumières de Laval
Comme tous les ans, Laval se met en lumières pour faire vivre l'esprit de Noël.
Cette année, au programme : le marché des lumières, des randonnées aux lampions, la grande roue, des dîners croisière, des visites guidées des lumières... et toujours plus de plaisir pour les yeux !
Sans plus attendre, consultez le programme et réservez votre séjour à La Douce Halte !
For the 40th European Heritage Days, Mayenne opens the doors to 83 sites !
The Laval municipal bathhouses, the Laval theater and its backstage, the Castle of Fouilloux
in Saint Germain le Fouilloux...
So take advantage of this weekend to discover some of them and stay at La Douce Halte !
In the heart of nature, the architecture of this 12th century Cistercian abbey is grandiose.
Classified as "historical monuments", it is located 2 minutes by car. You can also discover it
on foot, 30 minutes from La Douce Halte.
Laval, city of Art and History
Laval, at the gates of Brittany, city of Arts and History will seduce you in every way... its
architecture with its medieval castle and its cobbled streets with old houses, its churches, its
museum of Naive Arts and Singular arts in homage to Douanier Rousseau and its festivals,
its exhibitions, its events throughout the year.
Laval is just 15 minutes from La Douce Halte.
Nautical activities - Laval
There's something for everyone: canoeing, kayaking, electric boats without a license,
Discover the Mayenne along the water, 15 minutes by car from La Douce Halte.
One of the most beautiful greenways in France, 85 km in a preserved environment, along
the Mayenne, to be discovered on foot or by bike.
About 15 minutes by car from La Douce Halte !
Hiking trails nearby
Put on your sneakers or hiking shoes to discover the surrounding countryside, beautiful and
Departing from La Douce Halte, a few circuits such as the Sentier des Gabelous,
the Bellangerie circuit, the Lucette circuit... Loops of about ten kms to discover.
Golf - Laval in Changé
Located 15 minutes by car from La Douce Halte, in a hilly site on the banks of the Mayenne,
this 27-hole golf course is aimed at both beginners and experienced players.
A free initiation is offered on the first Sunday of each month by reservation.
Course in the trees - L'Orbière
10 acrobatic courses, 1 Quik Jump, 2 breathtaking giant zip lines !
Fill up on sensations ! 20 minutes by car from La Douce Halte.
There are 8 marked trails from 10.6 km to 54.5 km for enthusiasts or simply to discover the
Mayenne, our beautiful department.
Near La Douce Halte, the "Les Chouans - Trail" loop, an 11.1 km loop in sunken lanes, in the footsteps of Jean Chouan.
Cultural outings in Mayenne
Canyon of the valley - Saulges
A major prehistoric site! The Saulges canyon valley boasts 22 caves, 2 of which are open to visitors: the Margot and Rochefort caves.
The Margot cave is 300 metres long. Engravings (woolly rhinoceros, bison, birds, etc.) were uncovered in 2003. The Rochefort cave is vertical and plunges into an impressive 15-metre chasm !
A 30-minute drive from La Douce Halte !
Ancient city of Jublains
A real time travel ! Jublains is the main Gallo-Roman site in western France: a theatre,
thermal baths, a temple and an enigmatic fortress.
For lovers of ancient history, to discover absolutely, 40 minutes by car from La Douce Halte. !
Robert Tatin Museum
A must-see in Mayenne ! Discover this "artistic environment" designed by Robert Tatin, an artist-builder of exceptional creativity.
A wonderful journey just 30 minutes from La Douce Halte !
The castle of Sainte Suzanne, a medieval treasure to discover by pushing the doors of this
city of character classified among the Most Beautiful Villages of France.
40 minutes by car from La Douce Halte !
Cultural heritage outside Mayenne
1h15 from La Douce Halte, take a deep breath of fresh air and gaze upon a grandiose site !
Mont St Michel, one of UNESCO's first World Heritage Sites, will amaze you... Stroll along its cobbled streets, taste La Mère Poulard's famous omelettes, discover Mont-St-Michel Abbey and contemplate Europe's highest tides.
1h30 from La Douce Halte, on the Emerald Coast, discover the corsair city !
Saint Malo has a rich maritime history, with famous men such as Jacques Cartier and Surcouf...
A visit to the ramparts and narrow streets within the city walls is a must, and don't forget to sample its specialities: crêpes, caramel au beurre salé, kouign-amann...