Lassay-les-Châteaux is one of seven “Petites Cites de Character” in the Mayenne, with a population of less than 3000, it is an ancient market town. There is a market held every Wednesday morning in the town center, where you can also sit and relax at one of the café / bars with a drink and watch the world go by. As the town has a ring road there is not too much traffic in the centre of town making it a very pleasant area to enjoy.

Then you can explore the town,
There is The Châteaux, one of the best preserved medieval Châteaux in France,with its working drawbridge and barbican being just one of its remarkable features, it has 8 massive towers,linked by ramparts and a crenellated curtain wall The Châteaux is a prime example of 14th and 15th century architecture, an existing Châteaux was dismantled around 1422 after being badly damaged in the 100 years war, construction of the present Châteaux began about 1456-1458. The barbican was added around 1497. The Châteaux is still in remarkable condition The Châteaux remains in private ownership, it is a listed historic monument,and is still lived in and opens to the public at certain times.


Opening hours:
• Afternoons only from 14h30 to 18h30
• Saturday, Sunday and holidays from Easter to 31st May
• Every day from 1st June to end of September
5.50€ for adults, 3€ for children aged 12-15, 2€ for children under12
Allow about an hour for the tour.

More information can be found on the following: - Lassay-les-Châteaux

Yet more to see in Lassay,
Opposite the Chateaux there is an old salt loft and what was the prison, a walk round the lake you will find the ancient Lavoir, the wash house, there is also the medieval garden, formed on the former Benedictine convent grounds, with herb garden, fruits and vegetables.

Across the road down through the car park is the very nice rose garden, with over 300 variety's of roses.

Accommodation at La Cloue 53110 Ste Marie Du Bois,Tel No. 0243001080

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