Things to see and do - Laval
Unmissable tourist sites
Laval Travel guide
Laval : Michelin's recommendations
Originating around the bridges and the fords which crossed the River Mayenne, Laval found prosperity thanks to the «toiles de Laval» (Laval cloth) at the time when linen work was flourishing. These days this has conceded its place to cotton and synthetic textiles. Perhaps it was the peaceful atmosphere here which gave birth to personalities such as Ambroise Paré, Alfred Jarry and Rousseau. But it is hard to believe the River Mayenne inspired François Gerbaut to cross the Atlantic single-handed!
Tourist attractions Laval : Things to see and do
10 rue Adolphe-Beck
Everything you ever wanted to know about milk, its uses and by-products, from the basic processing practices of the 1950s to cutting-edge industrial developments as pioneered by the Lactalis Group today. Not just a retrospective exhibition, this is a..
Place de la Trémoille
As it is now, the chateau essentially dates from the 13 and 15C, brightened up in the 16C with bay and dormer windows made from white tuff rock. The crypt and the keep (wonderful 11C carpentry) are the oldest. The rooms are decorated with pictures as..
Place de la Trémoille
Many paintings by Croat, German, Brazilian and French painters, among them two Laval painters, Jules Lefranc and Henri Trouillard. The studio of the Rousseau the customs man has been reconstructed.
7 Rue Du Marchis F - 53000 Laval
The Hôtel Périer Du Bignon is located in the Mayenne town of Laval. It has an outdoor swimming pool and spacious guestrooms with LCD TVs and free internet. The hotel's L'Epicurien restaurant serves gastronomic cuisine in the dining room overlooking ..
2-4 Carrefour aux Toiles F - 53000 Laval
Prix Prices from : 57 €
Located in the centre of Laval, this hotel dating from the 17th-century is the oldest in the city and well-located for exploring the town’s chateau and Medieval city walls. It offers free Wi-Fi access throughout and homemade jams at breakfast. An LC..
22 Rue De La Paix F - 53000 Laval
Situated in Laval city centre, near numerous shops and restaurants, the hotel offers a warm welcome and quality service. The air-conditioned rooms are equipped with an en suite bathroom, a lounge area, and key card lock. Facilities for making hot dr..
64 rue de Vaufleury F - 53000 Laval
In the heart of the old town, L'Antiquaire proves a pleasant and cosy place. Hearty and classic cuisine, showing flashes of creativity.
67 rue Val-de-Mayenne F - 53000 Laval
In the heart of the historical centre, a lovely old façade and an elegant Art Nouveau decor. The restaurant is renowned in the town, and was taken over by a new team in 2010.
7 rue du Marchis F - 53000 Laval
170 rue de Bretagne F - 53000 Laval
On the road to Rennes, you can recognise the building by its walls completely covered in Virginia creeper, but foodies know it for its tasty cuisine. Try dishes like joue de veau à l'ail (veal cheeks with garlic) or riz crémeux aux agrumes (creamy ri..