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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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