The village of Lassay les Châteaux is located in the beautiful Mayenne department, in the Pays de la Loire region of north-western France. It is a place where the pace of life runs with the seasons, according more to tradition and the old rural ways than trying to keep time with modern society. Lassay les Châteaux, as its name implies, is a village that boasts multiple chateaux. Two of these are in ruins, but the one that is intact is a superb example of 15th century grand architecture from the region and is open to the public. Lassay les Châteaux is well equipped with plenty of local shops, and superstores in Mayenne and Le Ferté Macé. The surrounding countryside offers beautiful walks and bike rides. A short drive away are the medieval splendours of Fougeres and Domfront, and pretty hill top villages. The village offers a couple of good restaurants and a friendly bar as well. There are various festivals held in and around the village such as the Bastille Day celebrations, and the Three Elephants Music Festival held in July each year. The village is easily accessible from a number of major airports including Dinard and Rennes, but the ferry (Caen) is also an option, as is the Eurostar and TGV (high speed) train service.
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The nearest airports are Rennes (1 hour 30 mins), Dinard (1 hour 55 minutes) and Angers (1 hour 50 mins). Rennes is served by Flybe and Aer Lingus; Dinard by Ryanair and Aurigny and Angers by Eastern Airways. Caen, St Malo and Le Havre are the nearest ferry ports. Drivers will find the village from the N12.
The area is popular with walkers, cyclists and horse-riders, and what’s more, there is a swimming pool, lakes and rivers nearby where you can swim, fish, canoe and even sail. Look out for the market on Wednesday-it can get very busy so make sure you get there early to get the best pick of the local produce. Day trips can be arranged to Mont St Michel and the Brittany coast, Rennes, Dinan, Rouen, the Loire valley, Bayeux, and the Normandy landing beaches.
Food and drink
High quality fruits come from the Loire Valley and central France, including cherries grown for the liqueur Guignolet and the Belle Angevine pears. Fish are seen in the cuisine as well as wild game, lamb, calves, Charolais cattle, Géline fowl, and high quality goat cheeses. Vegetables are used often in the cuisine, as are the speciality mushrooms of the region, champignons de Paris.
Auberge du Lassay, Grande Rue, 53110 Tel: 02 43 04 73 44
Restaurant du Chateau, 37 Rue Migoret, Lamberdiere 53110 Tel: 02 43 04 71 99
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