Lassay les Chateaux News

Lassay les Chateaux - News, Blog & What's On

 

You’ll find some useful information here to get the best out of your stay in Lassay les Chateaux. There’s a diary of what’s on in and around Mayenne and our news blog with useful information for anyone staying in Mayenne. This includes travelling to France, antique hunting, cycling and some history about Lassay les Chateaux and it’s castles. More importantly there are details of where to eat out, some nice local cycling and walking routes and practical information that you might find helpful.

We enjoy living here so there’s also more specific material about things we like. For example flying microlights and light aircraft in France, motorcycling, Le Mans, music, arts and more.

There are links to our Facebook page and our What’s On Mayenne Diary

Lassay les Chateaux holiday home - News and Blog

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All about the castle…

There is no escaping the castle, the town is called Lassay-les-Châteaux so I guess the clue really is in the name. The French language-readers will see it’s the plural of castles, so yes there is more than one castle in Lassay but the other two castles are a little less obvious. Like most of the

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Hunting for antiques in France…

The typical French brocante is a dying trade, that said in this region of France there are several ‘real’ brocantes rather than the tourist attraction type of shop designed for English antique-hunters! My favourite is twenty minutes up the road though my wife hates it – it is simply very difficult to stop yourself rummaging

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St Suzanne trip, a beautiful village on a hill

Petites Cités de caractère de France France is a beautiful country, how could it not be so with the population of the UK spread over a country nearly five times bigger! But even in a landscape surrounded by delightful villages there are a special group which comprise “Petites Cites de caractere de France” – there

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A day out to Vitré in Brittany

One of the great advantages of Lassay-les-Chateaux is that it’s in the corner of the Pays de la Loire where it meets Normandy, and for today’s trip Brittany! Vitré is a lovely town about forty minutes drive away (along very empty French roads!) and you’ll find lots of information about it on the web, for

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Getting to France by ferry

So you want to get to France but hate queuing and taking your shoes off to get in a cramped plane? Brittany ferries have the solution! Once you have been greeted in your cabin with breakfast, it’s apparent that one is not travelling on the same cross-channel ferry you might have experienced on a 1970’s

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Lassay les Chateaux holiday home Facebook link

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We look forward to seeing you in France!

Places to stay - last minute offers...

Like all holiday homes in Mayenne we sometimes have cancellations, subscribe to receive last minute offers (after all we’re only 70miles from the port.) We’ll ONLY send details with at least a week’s notice and NEVER share your details with anyone.