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.
24 Place De La Gare - 93 Rue Magenta F - 53000 Laval
Situated 1 hour’s drive from Rennes, Arobase Hotel is located in Laval, 100 metres from the train station and a 5-minute walk from the city centre. The cinema is 500 metres away and the Exhibition Centre is a 10-minute drive away. All of the soundpr..
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..
8 Avenue Robert Buron F - 53000 Laval
Prix Prices from : 64 €
Citotel du Centre is a hotel located in Laval and offering free WiFi access throughout. You can relax with a drink from the bar and the hotel also has a 24-hour front desk. With city and garden views, the rooms at Citotel du Centre have a flat-scree..
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
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.
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..