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Small, friendly museum

I love the Castle Museum in Mayenne. I have visited several times. Exhibits change throughout the... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Norwich, United Kingdom
mayenne museum

its been repaired to high standard well worth a visit and will revisit in september this year also... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Huntingdon, 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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Place Juhel, 53100 Mayenne, France
+33 2 43 00 17 17
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

I love the Castle Museum in Mayenne. I have visited several times. Exhibits change throughout the year. Staff very helpful and friendly. They also speak good English if your French is rusty. Throughout the year there are events organised both in the museum and in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank H S
Reviewed 3 September 2018

its been repaired to high standard well worth a visit and will revisit in september this year also church in mayenne has stain glass windows which are beautiful

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jacqui_long
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank veronica59
Reviewed 17 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

Date of experience: July 2016
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

Date of experience: August 2016
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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.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Mark M
Reviewed 11 July 2016

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

Date of experience: June 2016
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.

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Ebbage
Reviewed 28 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

Date of experience: August 2015
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

Date of experience: July 2015
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