Things to see and do - Laval
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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 F - 53000 Laval
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 Notre-Dame F - 53000 Laval
This church, which was built between 1397 and 1407 for the Friars Minors, has a remarkable collection of 7 altarpieces from the 17C. The largest is by a member of the Corbineau family who made Laval into a famous centre for the manufacture of altarpi..
Place de la Trémoille F - 53000 Laval
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..
83 rue Victor Boissel F - 53000 Laval
Offering a restaurant, Le Petit Bistrot is located in Laval, just 4 km from Laval-Changé Golf Course. Free WiFi access is provided throughout the property. Each room has city views, a desk and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. A bath, a hair..
2-4 Carrefour aux Toiles F - 53000 Laval
Prix Prices from : 59 €
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..
Boulevard des Trappistines F - 53000 Laval
This hotel is located 3 km from the city centre of Laval. It offers free Wi-Fi internet access. All guest rooms are equipped with satellite, LCD TV, telephones and facilities for a courtesy tray. They each include en suite bathrooms with hairdryers...
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.
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..
7 rue du Marchis F - 53000 Laval