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
place de La Trémoille F - 53000 Laval
This square pays homage to Antoine-Philippe de Talmont, Duke of La Trémoille who was the last lord of Laval. Formerly the residence of the counts of Laval ( Nouveau Château ), the 16C courthouse’s long Renaissance façade runs along the bottom of the ..
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 ..
place Trémoille F - 53000 Laval
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.
83, rue Victor Boissel. F - 53000 LAVAL
Enjoy a tranquil night in our spacious, comfortable rooms equipped with cable TV. Warm, friendly atmosphere. Meeting rooms for 15 to 20 persons. Patricia Jouanen ensures that you benefit from attentive, but discreet service. In a warm interior which ..
22 Rue De La Paix F - 53000 Laval
"Located in the city center of Laval, the BEST WESTERN Hotel de Paris main goal is to bring you a refreshing sleep. We invite you to discover our rooms originally decorated, with a combination of wood, modern lines, and warm colors. From the pro..
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 and an on-site bar and a restaurant. All guest rooms are equipped with satellite TV, telephones and facilities for making hot drinks. They each include en..
67 r. du 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.
83 r. Victor Boissel F - 53000 Laval
A lovely traditional menu, with dishes made using regional and seasonal ingredients. Cosy, contemporary decor (cream tones, pale beams). Well-kept rooms for a stopover.
99 av. Robert-Buron F - 53000 Laval
Next to the train station, Edelweiss is a convivial restaurant with ethnic touches in the decor (paintings by a Franco-Senegalese artist). Traditional dishes prepared with real skill.
64 r. 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.
170 r. 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..