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Musee du Chateau de Mayenne

Place Juhel, 53100 Mayenne, France
+33 2 43 00 17 17
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Ancient and modern

This castle and museum is fascinating for its architecture, dating back to Carolingian times... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Argyll, Scotland
A very enjoyable trip

My wife and I were takeń to the museum by two friends who live nearby. Unfortunately the museum... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2016
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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The museum's opening is the result of the discovery in 1993 of a remarkable 1100 year old palace within its walls. It's the best conserved Carolingian civilian building in Europe.Since the 10th century till nowadays, the castle has been used as : palace, fortified castle, prison and now a museum. You will discover the castle history as well as archaeological collections from the Middle Ages.
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26 Sep 2017
“Ancient and modern”
16 Aug 2016
“A very enjoyable trip”
Place Juhel, 53100 Mayenne, France
+33 2 43 00 17 17
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

This castle and museum is fascinating for its architecture, dating back to Carolingian times (8th-9th centuries), and full of interesting exhibits, including separate exhibitions, a special Joan of Arc room, archaeological artefacts, and audio-visual displays. Highly recommend.

Thank veronica59
Reviewed 16 August 2016

My wife and I were takeń to the museum by two friends who live nearby. Unfortunately the museum was closed when we went there. However we enjoyed strolling around the web manicured gardens, both floral, vegetable and herbal. The buildings were also very interesting, with...More

Thank Burt_Thatcherher
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The teens quite enjoyed this trip for an hour or two. Again, the French could spend more display space on stories of people who have occupied the chateau (it has an interesting history) and less on architecture .... Don't miss the crypt - it would...More

Thank Vicky M
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Great place for a couple of hours. The views up the valley are amazing. The museum it's self is very interesting and free on the Sunday we visited.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 10 July 2016

nicely presented, very modern reception and toilets. Easy parking riverside. Nice grounds, Follow signposts from town

Thank RachelsGrandma
Reviewed 15 December 2015

This is well worth a visit, plenty to see, with excellent displays and roman artifacts. The building itself is also outstanding, overlooking the river Mayenne.

Thank Ebbage
Reviewed 27 August 2015

The museum carefully highlights the history of the chateaux including it's time as a prison. Well documented and with some details in English the rooms in the chateaux reveal the life of its people during the passage of time. Facilities are good; toilets are clean...More

Thank DorothySharp
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Staying overnight in Mayenne, we visited the reconstructed and well conserved structure in the centre of town. A great deal of effort has been expended in preserving and presenting the history of the site and objects found in an interesting and informative way, in several...More

Thank 859jackg
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Good little tour, the iPad audio and pictures that accompanied us was free and very informative. We had to do the tour over 2 days as the museum opening hours are short, they open at 10 am then close at12:30 and don't reopen till 2...More

Thank timtam73
Reviewed 27 February 2015

There is a lovely walk up to the Chateau and once there you are in lovely gardens with a bandstand and you can look over the walls to see the river flowing below. The museum is a nice place to spend time and is very...More

Thank Lesleyannbarlow4845
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